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Fatal Fury Special
Publisher:
Sega Mega-CD
Victor Entertainment,
Sega Game Gear
Takara
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: SNK
Developer(s) of original games: SNK
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear
Original system(s): NeoGeo
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,800 T-103017
Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-103028
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[1] 2582-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2582-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2582-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2582-50
Sega Game Gear
GR
? ?



Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,800 T-60214
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-60165
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.95[2] T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063616



Fatal Fury Special, known as Garou Densetsu Special (餓狼伝説SPECIAL) in Japan, is an improved version of SNK's one-on-one fighting game, Fatal Fury 2. Starting life on the Neo Geo MVS arcade platform, it was brought to a variety of home consoles including the Sega Mega-CD and Sega Game Gear in 1995 and 1994, respectively.

Gameplay

The Mega-CD version contains many improvements over Fatal Fury 2. This includes the ability to jump back and forth between the foreground and background, new combo system, a larger cast of selectable characters, and faster game speed.

Gameplay is rather faithful to the original Neo Geo version. Some animation frames and background details (e.g. crowds in Big Bear's or Joe Higashi's stage) were removed for the Sega Mega-CD port.

The Game Gear version has one punch and kick button which can be pressed together to initiate a strong attack. No sidestep feature is present.

Characters

Mega-CD

  • Andy Bogard
  • Axel Hawk
  • Big Bear
  • Billy Kane
  • Cheng Sinzan
  • Duck King
  • Geese Howard
  • Joe Higashi
  • Jubei Yamada
  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Laurence Blood
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Terry Bogard
  • Tung Fu Rue
  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Wolfgang Krauser

Game Gear

  • Andy Bogard
  • Billy Kane
  • Duck King
  • Geese Howard
  • Joe Higashi
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Terry Bogard
  • Tung Fu Rue
  • Ryo Sakazaki

Trivia

  • CPU controlled characters will never block Ryo's Haouken projectile

Production credits

Game Gear version

  • Director: T.Ikenoue, T.Ishigai
  • Programmer: H.Koiso, Swan, T.Ishigai, Kaizer-S, T.M.Ninja Special
  • Graphic Designer: Samaraki.Y, Katsutoshi.H, Takuya.S, Tsubura.N, J.Kawaura, T.M.Ninja Special
  • Arrangement: T.M.Ninja Special, H.Koiso, A.Yamada
  • Sound: K.Oikawa, K.Mikusa
  • Special Thanks: Kumiko, Etsuko, T.Ohtsuka, and S.Takagi, D.Fowler
    • SNK Co., Ltd
    • All Takara Staffs
  • Fatal Fury Special Original Game Design by: NeoGeo SNK
  • Fatal Fury Special Game Gear version Produced by: Takara

Magazine articles

Main article: Fatal Fury Special/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Promotional material

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EGM US 065.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Sega Visions (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[5]
  • VideoGames (US) #71: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
  • VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
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GamePlayers US 0802.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 2 "February 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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GamePro US 069.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • VideoGames (US) #75: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[8]
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SSM JP 19950401 1995-04.pdfSSM JP 19950401 1995-04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #4: "April 1995" (1995-03-08)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №42, p146-147[9]
67 №164, p77[3]
74 №69, p36
74 №bg98, p89
74 №bg99, p141
36 №34, p88[2]
95 №52, p58[10]
64 №68, p36-37
78 №48, p66
75 №8/95, p71[11]
Sega Mega-CD
72
Based on
10 reviews

Mega-CD, US
FatalFurySpecial MCD US Box Back.jpgFatalFurySpecial MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Fatalfury mcd us disc.jpg
Disc
Fatalfuryspecial mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
FatalFurySpecial MCD EU Box Back.jpgFatalFurySpecial MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
FatalFury Special MCD EU Manual Multi.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, JP
FatalFurySpecial MCD JP Box Back.jpgFatalFurySpecial MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
FatalFurySpecial MCD JP spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
FatalFurySpecial MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Fatalfuryspecial mcd jp manual.pdf
Manual
Fatalfuryspecial mcd jp surveycard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, BR

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №42, p140[12]
85 2005-10-02
78 №66, p142[13]
84 №10, p19
80 №5/95, p77[14]
46 №30, p86-87[1]
95 №52, p56-57[15]
84 №65, p64
51 №42, p37
90 №73
81 №4/95, p115[16]
Sega Game Gear
79
Based on
11 reviews

Game Gear, US
FatalFurySpecial GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngFatalFurySpecial GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
FatalFurySpecial GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU
FatalFurySpecial GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngFatalFurySpecial GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
FatalFurySpecial GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
FatalFurySpecial GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngFatalFurySpecial GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
FatalFurySpecial GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

References

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Fatal Fury/Garou Densetsu games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Fatal Fury (1993) | Fatal Fury 2 (1994)
Sega Game Gear
Fatal Fury Special (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
Fatal Fury Special (1995)
Sega Saturn
Garou Densetsu 3: Road to the Final Victory (1996) | Real Bout Garou Densetsu (1996) | Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special (1997) | Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves (2001)