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Fatal Fury Special (known in Japan as Garou Densetsu Special) is a fighting game developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo and is an update to Fatal Fury 2. It's an update similar to Street Fighter II': Champion Edition, as the background stages are slightly changed and the four bosses are now playable. The game also includes the return of three characters from the original Fatal Fury ( Duck King, Tung Fu Rue, and Geese Howard) along with a secret character from the Art of Fighting franchise ( Ryo Sakazaki). The game also features a faster game speed and a new combo system.


SNES North American Box Art

The game was ported to the SNES, Game Gear, Sega CD, and PC Engine (in Japan, with a special "Arcade Card" add-on). SNK also released Fatal Fury Special to the Neo Geo CD. The original Neo Geo version was also included in the Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 compilation for the PlayStation 2 and was released on the Wii Virtual Console on November 4, 2009. It was also released on the Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade game on September 5, 2007 featuring online play, HD display, achievements and leaderboards.


The gameplay is directly from Fatal Fury 2, with the exception of allowing players to combo their attacks. This makes Fatal Fury Special the most competitive Fatal Fury game before Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

Returning Characters

New Characters

In Fatal Fury Special fan favorite characters where added from the the first Fatal Fury. This includes the boss character Geese Howard.

CharacterNationality Brief Stage Description Stage
Tung Fu Rue
JapaneseMountain top with old bridge
Duck King
American American Night Clubue
Geese Howard
American Ancient Temple

Secret Character

Ryo Sakazaki is a hidden boss in Fatal Fury Special. To fight Ryo the player must beat the game without losing a single round and after the last boss he will appear for a challenge.

CharacterNationality Brief stage description Stage
Ryo Sakazaki American

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