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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 Hitting the opponent with Terry's Crack Shoot is cool!
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Hanging itself in a candelabrum is a good option to avoid fireballs.
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Title screen.
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Terry throws your Power Wave in Duck King. Different design!

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Magazine Advertisement
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
  • "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. DarkBubble (376) unrated
My personal favorite beat-em-up Multimedia Mike (20636) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1992 94 out of 100 94 Feb 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
1UP! Dec 28, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Apr, 1992 4 out of 5 80 Mar, 2009 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 17, 2005 C 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 14, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games 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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Terok Nor (31659) added Fatal Fury (Neo Geo) on Mar 03, 2005
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