Fatal Fury Special

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  • Sega Mega-CD
    NTSC-J
  • Sega Game Gear
    US/EU
  • Sega Game Gear
    JP

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Fatal Fury Special
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Mega-CD
JVC Musical Industries (US/EU)
Sega Mega-CD
Victor Entertainment (JP)
Sega Game Gear
Takara
Developer:
Licensor: SNK
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[1][2][3][4], Fighting Action/Kakutou Action (格闘アクション)[5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,8004,800 T-103017
Sega Game Gear
US
T-103028
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Game Gear
EU
2582-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[6] 2582-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
GR
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[7] T-60214
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-60165
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-60165-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9544.95[10] T-60165-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
AU
Sega Mega-CD
BR
063616
Non-Sega versions

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. Additionally, CPU-controlled characters will never block Ryo's Haouken projectile

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

Versions

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 餓狼伝説SPECIAL Garou Densetsu 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
Funcom
  • 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)[11]

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.

Promotional material

Main article: Fatal Fury Special/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
85
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
67
[13]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
58
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)
74
[15]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
75
[18]
Mega (UK) PAL
28
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
36
[10]
Player One (FR)
95
[20]
Sega Magazin (DE)
78
[21]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
71
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
78
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
43
[26]
Video Games (DE) PAL
75
[27]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[28]
Sega Mega-CD
65
Based on
18 reviews

Fatal Fury Special

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

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[29]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[30]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[31]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[32]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
84
[33]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
84
[34]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
80
[35]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
46
[6]
Player One (FR)
95
[36]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
51
[38]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[39]
Video Games (DE) PAL
81
[40]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[41]
Sega Game Gear
77
Based on
14 reviews

Fatal Fury Special

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, GR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
517,494,096 1995-03 CD (US) T-60165
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
517,117,776 1995-03 CD (EU) T-60165-50
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
516,748,512 1995-03 CD (JP) T-60214
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
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)

Track list

1. Data track
2. Garou Densetsu SPECIAL (0:16)
From: Title
3. LEVEL UP 2 (0:33)
From: Level Select
4. PLAYER SELECT (0:37)
5. VS (0:24)
6. Track06 (0:44)
7. Kurikinton (1:53)
Japan クリキントン
From: [America Stage I] Terry Bogard
8. Pasta (2:03)
Japan パスタ
From: [Italy Stage] Andy Bogard
9. Thai Nanbu no Tsutaeta Atarashii Uta (1:58)
Japan 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 (2:25)
Japan ターくんと北ピー
EN: Tarkun and Kitapy
From: [Australia Stage] Big Bear
11. Jubei (1:47)
Japan ジュウベイ
From: [Nippon Stage I] Jubei Yamada
12. Pangyago Houho (2:30)
Japan パンギャゴ・ホーホ
From: [Hongkong Stage] Cheng Sinzan
13. Seoul ni Ikou ! (2:31)
Japan ソウルに行こう!
EN: Let's Go to Seoul!
From: [Korea Stage] Kim Kaphwan
14. Enryujin (2:56)
Japan 炎龍神
EN: Flame Dragon God
From: [Nippon Stage II] Mai Shiranui
15. Duck Dub Dub: Duck yo Omaemo ka (1:55)
Japan 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 (4:32)
Japan 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 (2:37)
Japan ロンドンマーチ
From: [England Stage] Billy Kane
18. Kink Konk (1:41)
Japan キンクコンク
From: [America Stage II] Axel Hawk
19. Hataraku Tougyushi (2:16)
Japan 働く闘牛士
EN: Working Matador
From: [Spain Stage] Lawrence Blood
20. Geese ni Shouyu (2:45)
Japan 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 (2:02)
Japan 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 (3:29)
Japan 龍虎の拳Ver.230000
From: [Nippon Stage III] Ryo Sakazaki
23. Ending 01 (0:21)
24. Ending 02 (0:21)
25. Ending 03 (0:21)
26. Ending 04 (0:21)
27. Ending 05 (0:21)
28. Ending 06 (0:21)
29. Ending 07 (0:21)
30. Ending 08 (0:21)
31. Ending 09 (0:21)
32. Ending 10 (0:21)
33. Ending 11 (0:21)
34. Ending 12 (0:21)
35. Ending 13 (0:21)
36. Ending 14 (0:21)
37. Ending 15 (0:21)
38. Ending 16 (0:10)
Running time: 47:19

References

  1. File:FatalFurySpecial GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. File:FatalFurySpecial GG JP Box Front.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/gg/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-01-01 20:24)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  5. File:FatalFurySpecial MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-28), page 87
  7. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1995" (JP; 1995-03-08), page 8
  8. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/J83H7KYctCk/m/qIGKRx7sEW0J
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Magazine, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-15), page 26
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-06-26), page 88
  11. File:FatalFurySpecial MCD JP SSCredit.pdf
  12. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 146
  13. Computer & Video Games, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-09), page 77
  14. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 88
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 36
  16. Famitsu, "1995-04-07" (JP; 1995-03-24), page 1
  17. GamePro, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 54
  18. MAN!AC, "08/95" (DE; 1995-07-12), page 59
  19. Mega, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-31), page 16
  20. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 58
  21. Sega Magazin, "Februar 1996" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 11
  22. Sega Magazine, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-15), page 84
  23. Sega Power, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-18), page 36
  24. Sega Pro, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 66
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1995" (JP; 1995-03-08), page 131
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  27. Video Games, "8/95" (DE; 1995-07-26), page 71
  28. VideoGames, "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 82
  29. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1994" (JP; 1994-11-08), page 26
  30. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 140
  31. Famitsu, "1994-12-02" (JP; 1994-11-18), page 43
  32. GamePro, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 160
  33. Games World: The Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 19
  34. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1995" (ES; 1995-xx-xx), page 112
  35. Mega Fun, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-19), page 77
  36. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 56
  37. Sega Power, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 64
  38. Sega Pro, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 37
  39. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
  40. Video Games, "4/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 115
  41. VideoGames, "February 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 82
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Prereleases:
Sega Mega-CD
Prototypes: 1995-01-13
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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)