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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 SNES Select your fighter. Only three fighters are available
Fatal Fury SNES Andy Bogard vs. Richard Myer
Fatal Fury SNES Geese Howard and Andy Bogard launching projectiles against each other
Fatal Fury SNES Michael Max uses his tornado-uppercut against Andy Bogard

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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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Play Time Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
N-Force Feb, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Video Games Aug, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Mega Fun Jun, 1993 57 out of 100 57 Mar, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 13, 2005 2 out of 10 20
The Video Game Critic 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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Roedie (5252) added Fatal Fury (SNES) on Sep 14, 2003
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