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Southtown City plays host to the King of Fighters Tournament. Andy & Terry Bogard take part in the tournament cause winning the tournament is the only way they can defeat Geese Howard. Geese Howard controls Southtown City and killed their father several years ago. Also taking part is Joe Higashi, a Japanese kickboxer. Select either Joe, Andy or Terry, visit several locations in Southtown City and win that tournament!

Fatal Fury is a 2D fighter and is the first game in a series of one-on-one fighting games by SNK. It's a conversion of the original Fatal Fury arcade game. This first game does not yet feature the series' trademark pseudo 3D mode (which allows you to move between the foreground & background while fighting). Includes a two-player vs. mode.


Fatal Fury Arcade Painful lesson
Fatal Fury Neo Geo This is the short moment where the winner humiliates the loser: the perfect hour to brag itself! :-P
Fatal Fury Neo Geo The jeep cushioned the impact in the "H" hour, boy...
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Joe Higashi's walking sweep.

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Screenshot
Fatal Fury Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説~宿命の闘い~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Battle of Destiny" -- Japanese title
  • "Garō Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai" -- Japanese Arcade title
  • "Fatal Fury: King of Fighters" -- Neo Geo title

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User Reviews

SNK jumps on the bandwagon with a mediocre, yet favorably remembered fighter. Neo Geo DarkBubble (376)
My personal favorite beat-em-up Neo Geo Multimedia Mike (19859)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Neo Geo May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Neo Geo Mar, 1992 94 out of 100 94 Neo Geo Feb 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Neo Geo Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Feb 15, 2010 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75 (UK) Wii Oct 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Neo Geo Mar, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Jul 15, 2010 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Neo Geo Apr 18, 2004 C- 42


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This is not a spoiler, but I can tell you that if you complete the game, you will be introduced to the fact that the Neo Geo hardware maintains an internal real-time clock that knows the date and time.

King of Fighter

The original Fatal Fury is the real original King of Fighters game. Want proof? A banner that reads "King of Fighters" is shown at the character select screen.

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