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Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (known in Japan as Real Bout Legend of the Hungry Wolf SPECIAL) is a 2D fighting game developed and released by SNK for arcades (using the Neo Geo MVS hardware) and the Neo Geo AES on February 28, 1997.

The sixth installment of the Fatal Fury series, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special revamps Real Bout Fatal Fury by changing the "Oversway" system back to a "two-line" fighting system of Fatal Fury Special (making use of the dedicated "line change" button), changing recovery rolls (which now requires a half of the Power Gauge to execute), updating the sprite style, and adding four characters from Fatal Fury Special (Tung Fu Rue, Cheng Sinzan, Laurence Blood, and Wolfgang Krauser, who now serves as the final boss). Like Fatal Fury Special, the game includes a secret boss match (Geese Howard, as a "nightmare match").

The game was ported to the Neo Geo CD (on March 30, 1997), Saturn (on December 23, 1997 in Japan only), and Game Boy (on March 27, 1998 in Japan only). A special PlayStation port was released on June 25, 1998, titled Real Bout Legend of the Hungry Wolf SPECIAL: Dominated Mind, adding one new protagonist (Alfred Airhawk), one new boss character (White), a new storyline (involving White's attempted takeover of the late Geese Howard's grasp on South Town), and new gameplay mechanics (including super cancels and parries, at the cost of no line changing). The PlayStation version was digitally released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable (via PlayStation Network) on May 30, 2007 in Japan only. The original Neo Geo version was also released in the Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2 compilation for the PlayStation 2 and was digitally released on the Wii (via Wii Virtual Console) on August 9, 2012.


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