Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (known in Japan as Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special) is a fighting game developed and published by SNK
for the Neo Geo
. Similar to Fatal Fury Special
, much of the gameplay mechanics and character roster return from Real Bout Fatal Fury
. The two-plane fight system returns from Fatal Fury Special, as well as Tung Fu Rue
, Cheng Sinzan
, Laurence Blood
, and Wolfgang Krauser
(who reprises his role as the game's boss). Geese Howard
, who died in the previous game, returns in a secret "nightmare match". The game was ported to the Neo Geo CD
, Sega Saturn
, and Game Boy
. The original Neo Geo version is included in the Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2
compilation for the PlayStation 2
Other than the two-plane fight system, the only change from Real Bout Fatal Fury gameplay-wise is that recovery rolls are now standard for all characters and can only be executed when the player's power gauge is at least half-filled.
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special: Dominated Mind
The game was ported to the Sony PlayStation
in Japan with the "Dominated Mind" subtitle. This version contains a new protagonist, Alfred Airhawk
, and a new boss character, White
. The story centers around White's brainwashing of Billy Kane
and his attempted takeover of the late Geese Howard's grasp on the South Town underworld. The game features animated cut-scenes, super cancels (known as "final impacts"), and parries (known as "advanced guard") at the cost of plane shifting.
Characters and Stages
Each character has a unique background and theme.