Fatal Fury Special
NEO GEO cover. Illustration by Shinkiro
Developer(s)SNK (Neo Geo), Takara, Gabrain (SNES, Game Gear), Aspect Co. (Game Gear, music), JVC Musical Industries, Funcom, Victor Entertainment (Mega-CD), Hudson Soft (TurboGrafx-CD), DotEmu (Humble Bundle, GOG), D4 Enterprise (Wii Virtual Console), Hamster Corporation (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher(s)SNK, JVC Musical Industries, Hudson Soft, Magical Company (Sharp X68000), D4 Enterprise, Hamster Corporation
Release dateArcade
JP September 16, 1993
NA 1993
Neo Geo
WW December 22, 1993
Neo-Geo CD
JP September 9, 1994
INT 1995
Sharp X68000
JP July 28, 1994
Super Famicom/SNES
JP July 29, 1994
WW April 1, 1995
Game Gear
JP November 25, 1994
WW 1994
PC Engine CD
JP December 2, 1994
Mega CD/Sega CD
JP March 31, 1995
NA 1995
EU June 1995
FM Towns
JP September 13, 1996
Game Boy
JP March 27, 1998
Wii Virtual Console
JP November 4, 2009
NA March 1, 2010
PAL March 26, 2010
Xbox 360
WW September 5, 2007
iOS & Android
WW April 3, 2015
Microsoft Windows
Humble Bundle:
WW January 9, 2016
WW May 30, 2017
PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch
WW July 13, 2017
Neo Geo Mini
GenreFighting game
Game modesUp to 2 players
RatingsGame Gear & SNES
Kids to Adults (ESRB)
Mega CD
Teen (ESRB)
MA-13 (VRC)
Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation 4 & Xbox Consoles
Teen (ESRB)
12 (PEGI)
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, FM Towns, Game Gear, Mega-CD, SFC/SNES, TurboGrafx-CD, PlayStation 2, Wii Virtual Console, X68000, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Neo Geo Mini

Fatal Fury Special (餓狼伝説スペシャル, Garō Densetsu Supesharu, "Legend of the Hungry Wolf Special") is an update of Fatal Fury 2 released in 1993 that added three characters from the first Fatal Fury game; a hidden character; and made bosses into playable characters.

This game was one of the most popular games in Japan in 1993. It has been said that, as a result of the popularity that ensued from Ryo being a hidden character in this game, The King of Fighters as a series was born.

This game was later ported to the Game Gear and SNES by Takara, to the Sega CD by Victor Interactive Studios/JVC Digital Studios, and to PC Engine CD by Hudson Soft. SNK Playmore released a Xbox 360 port on September 5, 2007 on Xbox Live Arcade and a Microsoft Windows port on January 9, 2016, as part of Humble NeoGeo 25th Anniversary.

A Japan-only pachinko version was also released using the game's Japanese name.


Geese Howard: a man feared by the world as the dark ruler of South Town. He shocked the land with his violent techniques and was confident that no one could ever top him. To rid himself of the man, Geese took the life the street champ, Jeff Bogard. However, several years later, three men arose to stop Geese's ambition. They were the sons of the dead Jeff, Terry and Andy Bogard, and Muai Thai champ, Joe Higashi.

After Geese was defeated by them, he was believed to be dead. However, as time passed, a disturbing rumor began to float around the world.

Geese is alive.

His elder half-brother, Wolfgang Krauser, took the reigns of the underworld after his younger brother's passing. However, the resurrected Geese deprives Krauser his seat of glory and the Bogard brothers burn with the flames of revenge. Terry and Andy hear where Geese is located.

"We're coming for you, Geese!"

A new legend is about to begin.



Hidden CharacterEdit


All stages of Fatal Fury 2, with the addition of featured stages:

  • Bay Area, USA - Duck: A ring next to a euphoric crowd. Can be seen flashing lights, duck statues, dancers, pillars and a big screen showing Duck's images.
  • South Town, USA: The Geese Tower. Can be seen mythologic elements of the Asian culture, besides bamboos, dragon statues, vegetation, stairs and the American flags on both sides of the stage. In the rounds, it's susnet and the only change is the color of the clouds. Associated with Geese. Intro: The opening of the three panels, and a drawing of a dragon, rising to the point of the stage.
  • Hubei, China - Tung: The Enshi Grand Canyon, in the city of Enshi. The fight takes in a wooden bridge. Can be seen stones, moutains, vegetation and a giant fog. Changes: in the 1st round, blue sky; from the 2nd round, cloudy sky. Intro: a small close of the sky, descending to the point of the stage.
  • Osaka, Japan - Ryo: A ring next to the Yodo River. Can be seen trees, stones, panels with typical Japanese drawings and taiko's players. The fight occurs in the sunset, a cloudy day and in the night.

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