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Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers

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SNK's Fatal Fury fighting series reaches its 7th episode bringing a lot of "innovations" and some significant changes, starting from characters: all the 20 fighters from previous games return with new artworks and battle stages completely redrawn, as well as some remodeled (or new) moves.

The traditional fighting system comes with sensible modifications, like the removal of both "Rank System" (SSS, SS, S, AAA etc.) and ground breakable objects. The match system using 2 battle plans (foreground/background) remains semi-intact, because now some battle fields (like Cheng Sinzan's stage) uses a single plane, forcing the players to use only the basic defense to avoid attacks.

But the main addition of this title (and the reason for subtitle "The Newcomers") are 2 new characters entering for Fatal Fury's main cast: Rick Strowd, a mysterious fighter with a particular fighting style and Li Xiangfei, a young female Chinese martial arts fighter.


Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo Bob Wilson's hyper move Mad Spin Wolf: "thousands of kicks" smashing Duck King's remaining energy...
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD Title screen.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Arcade Next opponent.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD Jin Chonrei is struck by a single hit of Ryuji Yamazaki's arm-based move Snake Tamer (middle).

Alternate Titles

  • "リアルバウト餓狼伝説 THE NEWCOMERS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Real Bout Garō Densetsu 2: The Newcomers" -- Japanese title
  • "RB2" -- Common abbreviation

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Video Games Neo Geo May, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 05, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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The English translation of the Japanese title is Real Bout Hungry Wolf Legend 2 - The Newcomers.
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