Fatal Fury Special (known in Japan as Garou Densetsu SPECIAL, which loosely translates to "Legend of the Hungry Wolf: Special") is a 2D fighting game developed and released by SNK for arcades (using the Neo Geo MVS hardware) on September 16, 1993.
An update to the second installment of the Fatal Fury series (similar to the Street Fighter II updates), Fatal Fury Special improves the game speed, makes it easier to combo attacks together, updates the background stages, makes the four boss characters playable, and adds three new playable characters from the original Fatal Fury: Duck King, Tung Fu Rue, and Geese Howard. It also adds a new hidden crossover boss (Ryo Sakazaki from the Art of Fighting series).
Along with the standard Neo Geo AES release (on December 22, 1993) and Neo Geo CD port (on September 9, 1994), the game received worldwide ports to the Game Gear (in 1994 by TAKARA), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (in 1995 by TAKARA) and Sega CD (in 1995 by JVC). Japan-exclusive ports were also released for the Sharp X68000, PC Engine CD-ROM² (requiring the Arcade Card add-on), and FM Towns.
The original Neo Geo version was also included in the Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 compilation for the PlayStation 2 and was digitally released for the Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade on September 5, 2007, featuring online multiplayer), Wii (via the Wii Virtual Console on November 4, 2009), and most iOS and Android devices (on April 2, 2015). It was also included in some Humble NEO GEO Bundles starting in late 2015 for the PC, Mac, and Linux (both downloadable, with ROMs included, and on modern browsers).
In Fatal Fury Special fan favorite characters where added from the the first Fatal Fury. This includes the boss character Geese Howard.
|Character||Nationality||Brief Stage Description||Stage|
|Japanese||Mountain top with old bridge|
|American||American Night Clubue|
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.
|Character||Nationality||Brief stage description||Stage|
|Ryo Sakazaki||American|| || |