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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 SEGA CD Terry Bogard blocking Kim Kaphwan
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Joe Higashi tornado vs Terry Bogard
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Terry Bogard  hitting Joe Higashi
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Intro: Terry Bogard

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Special Screenshot
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Fatal Fury Special Screenshot


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Great game...on another system, that is... Satoshi Kunsai (2074) unrated
They tried, they really did. Fake Spam (94) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Jul, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1995 29.5 out of 40 74
Sega Magazine (UK) Jul, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 31, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1995 67 out of 100 67 Dec 28, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
GamePro (US) May, 1995 3 out of 5 60 Mar 13, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Mean Machines Aug, 1995 36 out of 100 36


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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.

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