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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 Neo Geo CD Richard Myer attempts to jump out of the way of getting hit by Terry Bogard's Power Wave.
Fatal Fury Arcade Minigame
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Great! The enemy was defeated in full rain!
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Only 3 characters are available: Terry Bogard (where the cursor is), Joe Higashi (in the left) and Andy Bogard (in the right).

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Screenshot
Fatal Fury Screenshot
Fatal Fury Screenshot
Fatal Fury Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説~宿命の闘い~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Battle of Destiny" -- Japanese title
  • "アケアカNEOGEO 餓狼伝説 〜宿命の闘い〜" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "Garō Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai" -- Japanese Arcade title
  • "Fatal Fury: King of Fighters" -- Neo Geo title
  • "AkeAka NeoGeo: Garō Densetsu - Shukumei no Tatakai" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch title
  • "ACA NeoGeo: Fatal Fury" -- PS4 / Switch 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 (20636)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Supersonic Genesis Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Play Time Genesis May, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time SNES Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
VideoGame SNES Feb, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 15, 2010 5 out of 10 50
Zero Arcade Mar, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Apr, 1993 16 out of 40 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 D- 16


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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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