Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


Fatal Fury Special is an improved version of SNK's 2D one-on-one fighter Fatal Fury 2. The objective is to win the tournament by defeating all other fighters including end boss Wolfgang Krauser. Fatal Fury Special features a fairly large selection of fighters that includes:
  • The eight regular fighters from Fatal Fury 2: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, Kim Kaphwan, Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan, Mai Shiranui and Big Bear.
  • The four bosses from Fatal Fury 2: Billy Kane, Axel Hawk, Lawrence Blood and Wolfgang Krauser (this time they're all immediately playable).
  • Three characters returning from the first Fatal Fury: Duck King, Tung Fu Rue and Geese Howard (the end boss from Fatal Fury).
Other improvements include:
  • A new Count Down mode (defeat as many opponents as possible in 3 minutes).
  • Extra color schemes for every character.
  • New & improved background graphics.
  • Dolby Surround Sound support.
Fatal Fury Special still features the series' trademark pseudo-3D movement along two planes.


Fatal Fury Special Game Gear Vs screen
Fatal Fury Special Game Gear Special move
Fatal Fury Special Game Gear round 1 begins
Fatal Fury Special Game Gear Map screen

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Special Other
Fatal Fury Special Screenshot
Fatal Fury Special Screenshot
Fatal Fury Special Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説SPECIAL" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Garō Densetsu Special" -- Japanese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Takara delivers arcade perfection. Fake Spam (94) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Player One Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Consoles Plus Apr, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 02, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
neXGam 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Video Games Mar, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Portable Review Oct 29, 2005 26 out of 40 65
Mean Machines Apr, 1995 46 out of 100 46


There are currently no topics for this game.



On some stages some of the game's other fighters appear in the background. Terry Bogard, Billy Kane and Mai Shiranui can be seen in the background on Andy Bogard's Venice stage, while Joe Higashi is visible on Big Bear's Australia stage.

Ryo Sakazaki

Ryo Sakazaki, from Art of Fighting, is a secret character in the SNES, Genesis, and Sega CD versions of the game. You can unlock him via a code, or if you're good enough, you can fight against him after you beat the game.

The Game Gear version had him as a normal character. You don't need a special code to unlock him.

Information also contributed by Foxhack

Related Web Sites

Satoshi Kunsai (2074) added Fatal Fury Special (Game Gear) on Dec 30, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (11041), Lance Boyle (1480), Charly2.0 (253014), Corn Popper (69011), mars_rulez (43837), GTramp (71904), 666gonzo666 (64186), Infernos (33000), Kaminari (2042), Kennyannydenny (124831), Sciere (738262), Kabushi (257409), Roedie (5246), Satoshi Kunsai (2074) and Terok Nor (30916)