Fatal Fury Special

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Fatal Fury Special
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear
Sega Mega-CD
JVC Musical Industries (US/EU)
Sega Mega-CD
Victor Entertainment (JP)
Sega Game Gear
Original system(s): Neo Geo
Publisher(s) of original games: SNK
Developer(s) of original games: SNK
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
Six Button Control Pad
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Action

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

Sega Mega-CD
¥6,800 T-60214
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-60165
Sega Mega-CD
£44.95[2] T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
?F T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
DM ? T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
?Ptas T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
$? ?
Sega Mega-CD
R$? 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.


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.



  • 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


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


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Fatal Fury Special Fatal Fury Special
English (US) Fatal Fury Special Fatal Fury Special
Japanese Garou Densetsu Special (餓狼伝説SPECIAL)

Production credits

Mega-CD version

JVC Musical Industries
  • Executive Producer: Makoto Orii
  • Producer: Yoji Takenaka
  • Game Testers: Aki Akaike, Jurio C.Arreygue, Jeremy Klein
JVC Victor Entertainment
  • Executive Producer: Harunobu Komori
  • Producer: Toshiyuki Nagai
  • Director: Kazuya Tominaga
  • Co Director: Gaku Sato
  • Assistant: Ryo Misawa
  • Main programmer: Anders Dybdahl
  • Tools & Realtime Animation Decruncher: Eivind Eklund, Eivind Hagen, Johan Köhler, Morten B Ofstad
  • Other Programming: Roar Flølo, Morten B Sfstad, Carl-Henrik Skàrstedt
  • Graphic Artists: Joachim Barrum, Torkell Bernsen, Colin McMahon, Tommy Svensson
  • Music and Sound: Kim M Jensen
  • Animation Editing: VerJørn Strømmen
  • Producer: Trond W Larsen
Source: In-game credits (JP)[4]

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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

Track list

1. (Data track)

2. Garou Densetsu SPECIAL (00:16) 
From: Title

3. LEVEL UP 2 (00:33) 
From: Level Select

4. PLAYER SELECT (00:37) 

5. VS (00:24) 

6. Track06 (00:44) 

7. Kurikinton (01:53) 
JP: クリキントン
From: [America Stage I] Terry Bogard

8. Pasta (02:03) 
JP: パスタ
From: [Italy Stage] Andy Bogard

9. Thai Nanbu no Tsutaeta Atarashii Uta (01:58) 
JP: タイ南部の伝えた新しい詩
EN: A New Poem Southern Thailand Wants to Tell
From: [Thai Stage] Joe Higashi

10. Tarkun to Kitapy (02:25) 
JP: ターくんと北ピー
EN: Tarkun and Kitapy
From: [Australia Stage] Big Bear

11. Jubei (01:47) 
JP: ジュウベイ
From: [Nippon Stage I] Jubei Yamada

12. Pangyago Houho (02:30) 
JP: パンギャゴ・ホーホ
From: [Hongkong Stage] Cheng Sinzan

13. Seoul ni Ikou ! (02:31) 
JP: ソウルに行こう!
EN: Let's Go to Seoul!
From: [Korea Stage] Kim Kaphwan

14. Enryujin (02:56) 
JP: 炎龍神
EN: Flame Dragon God
From: [Nippon Stage II] Mai Shiranui

15. Duck Dub Dub: Duck yo Omaemo ka (01:55) 
JP: ダック・ダブ・ダブ~ダツクよおまえもか
EN: Duck Dub Dub (Duck, You Too)
From: [America Stage III] Duck King

16. Chugoku Yonsennen no Rekishi toha Ikani (04:32) 
JP: 中国四千年の歴史とはいかに
EN: How There Are Four Thousand Years of Chinese History
From: [China Stage] Tung Fu Rue

17. London March (02:37) 
JP: ロンドンマーチ
From: [England Stage] Billy Kane

18. Kink Konk (01:41) 
JP: キンクコンク
From: [America Stage II] Axel Hawk

19. Hataraku Tougyushi (02:16) 
JP: 働く闘牛士
EN: Working Matador
From: [Spain Stage] Lawrence Blood

20. Geese ni Shouyu (02:45) 
JP: ギースにしょうゆ
EN: Soy Sauce for Geese
From: [America Stage IV] Geese Howard

21. Requiem in D Minor K.626 Dies Irae (02:02) 
JP: レクイエムニ短調K.626ディエス・イレ
From: [Germany Stage] Wolfgang Krauser

22. Ryuuko no Ken Ver.230000000.0 (03:29) 
JP: 龍虎の拳Ver.230000
From: [Nippon Stage III] Ryo Sakazaki

23. Ending 01 (00:21) 

24. Ending 02 (00:21) 

25. Ending 03 (00:21) 

26. Ending 04 (00:21) 

27. Ending 05 (00:21) 

28. Ending 06 (00:21) 

29. Ending 07 (00:21) 

30. Ending 08 (00:21) 

31. Ending 09 (00:21) 

32. Ending 10 (00:21) 

33. Ending 11 (00:21) 

34. Ending 12 (00:21) 

35. Ending 13 (00:21) 

36. Ending 14 (00:21) 

37. Ending 15 (00:21) 

38. Ending 16 (00:10) 
Running time: 47:19

Magazine articles

Main article: Fatal Fury Special/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Fatal Fury Special/Promotional material.


Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
43 [5]
85 [6]
67 [7]
74 №69, p36
74 [8]
74 №bg99, p141
53 №329, p32
36 [2]
95 [9]
64 [10]
78 №48, p66
58 [11]
75 [12]
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
13 reviews

Mega-CD, US
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Fatalfuryspecial mcd us manual.pdf
Mega-CD, EU
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FatalFury Special MCD EU Manual Multi.pdf
Mega-CD, JP
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FatalFurySpecial MCD JP spinecard.jpg
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Fatalfuryspecial mcd jp manual.pdf
Fatalfuryspecial mcd jp surveycard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, BR

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 [13]
85 2005-10-02
78 [14]
84 №10, p19
80 [15]
46 [16]
95 [17]
84 №65, p64
51 №42, p37
90 №73
81 [18]
Sega Game Gear
Based on
11 reviews

Game Gear, US
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FatalFurySpecial GG US Cart.jpg
Game Gear, EU
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FatalFurySpecial GG EU Cart.jpg
Game Gear, GR
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FatalFurySpecial GG EU Cart.jpg
Game Gear, JP
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FatalFurySpecial GG JP Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
516,748,512 CD (JP) T-60214
Sega Mega-CD
1995-01-13 Page
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 FBD76387
MD5 68A033D75E20600787F2FC031C1DD1E3
SHA-1 2D69D1A7B57F04DF097CF685A84BEAC9947165D4
512kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 9AFB6F33
MD5 203C6FAA7508C8A88EE6B775E365D89C
SHA-1 EC2F11E28BFF47D149DF1987673F80DA08C1AF6D
512kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 44978700
MD5 4292C099F98CC0C6D03025F0729F64DF
SHA-1 7CE20CA34B7BC91BA7E73F830B40830AD6BAFBC8
512kB Cartridge (US)


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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)