Fatal Fury 2

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a game by Takara, and SNK
Genre: Fighting Games
Platforms: NeoGeo, Sega GenesisGenesis, SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 13 reviews
User Rating: 7.6/10 - 9 votes
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See also: Fighting Games, Fatal Fury Games

Fatal Fury 2's making a furious bid in the fighting-game arena. Its 24 megs and first-rate fighting action help it hold its own.

Fatal Attractions

Fatal Fury 2 faithfully mimics the Neo-Geo version and knocks Fatal Fury Genesis out of the ring. You get 12 selectable characters with a repertoire of moves that earns a black belt, including four Special Attacks and a block. Also, if you're almost beaten you can pull a last ditch Super Attack, which scores severe damage.


  • If your opponent jumps in on you and you can't meet him in the air, try a crouching low kick when he lands.
  • Use the projectile attack to counter an opponent's projectile attack.
  • A computer player usually jumps over your projectile attacks with ease.
  • Be quick to pick either high or low blocks and be correct! Overhead attacks usually break through a low block.

An FF holdover is the mildly controversial, uniquely Fatal Fury, three-dimensional movement that allows fighters to move up, down, and diagonally across lines of attack. If you like it, it's a cool (and easy) temporary escape. If you don't, it's cheesy.

FF2 features solid six-but- ton controller support. You can win with the old three-but-ton controller; however, to use the hard kick and the hard punch, you must do the near- impossible: hold down C and then hit A or B.

Practice the diagonal move. Against human players it's good for quick escapes.

Fatal Distractions

Fatal Fury 2 features knockout character graphics and awesome Special Attack animations, easily on par with Street Fighter II Special and Mortal Kombat. Casting a pall over the nice-looking pix are the excessively bright, scrolling backgrounds. They're imaginative, but sometimes it's hard to see an opponent's move!

The sounds try to get serious. Even though the attack effects score, the music makes you snore.

Fatal Transaction?

Fatal Fury 2 is a fistful of Genesis fighting fun, but be sure to play with a six-button controller. The only caveat to cost-conscious consumers: Something special for the SNES is due in the fall -- Fatal Fury Special. Whither the Genesis?

Jubei can follow his projectile shots very quickly.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

The sequel to Fatal Fury brings the Bogards back to the Neo-Geo. A new evil force has begun stalking the former World Champions. This time you have Terry, Andy, and Joe plus five new players to choose from. Big Bear, Mai Shjranui and Kim Hwan, to name a few, have many special deadly moves. Select the player you wish to be and use your unique skills to conquer the opponent. Fight to the finish!

People say:


It is good to see that more companies are creating games that allow the player to do combo moves. Such is the case of this Fatal Fury sequel. The matches are challenging and having a lot of different moves at my disposal was a definite plus. The animations are smooth and the control is precise.


SNK has taken a good game and made its sequel even better! The graphics are exceptional, as are the moves and audio soundtrack. The enemies are strong, powerful and difficult to beat. Easily one of the best fighting games on the market. If you have the system, you must have this cart.


This cart looks and plays a lot better than the first. The graphics are detailed and feature awesome scrolling backgrounds in some of the levels. The music is very good, but doesn't have as much personality as the original tracks. The game play has many more moves and a new bunch of characters to learn and master.


Wow! The graphic improvements from the original Fatal Fury are astounding! The control has been tightened to allow for some cool combos, too - a feature not found in the original. I like the new characters, but I wish all of their attacks could be performed anywhere, i.e., Mai's swan dive. The challenge level is high as well!

  • Manufacturer: Takara
  • Machine: Genesis

What's this? Another 'world tournament' fighting game? Tell you what: if you're totally addicted to fighting games, go out and buy it. You won't be disappointed. If you're not among the 'gotta have it' crowd, don't worry.

This is it! Fatal Fury 2 is almost finished, and it's on its way to the Super Famicom. This is as close as you can get to SNK's awesome fighting cart without buying a Neo-Geo. All the characters are here from Andy to Jubel. Each character's moves are intact and most of the voices can be heard. If you don't own a NeoGeo, this is one fighting cart you'll probably love.

Wolfgang Krauser is challenging all the fighters around, to prove who is the greatest. Stepping forward are Andy and Terry Bogard, along with Joe Higashi, the three powerhouses from the original Fatal Fury. Added to the cast is Mai Shiranui, Jubei Yamada, Kim Kapwan, Cheng Sinzan and Big Bear. There are also four terrible Bosses who will tear you to pieces! Fatal Fury 2 has it all.

Takara of Japan has done an excellent job translating Fatal Fury 2 to the Super Famicom. Like I said, if you don't have a Neo, try this cart when it's available. You won't be disappointed with the results. What more can I say? This game is great.

  • Manufacturer: Takara of Japan
  • Machine: Game Boy
  • Theme: Fighting
  • Release: March 1994

It had to happen some time - Fatal Fury 2 for the GameBoy. Although given the munchkin treatment, all 12 fighters from SNK's arcade original are fully available - from Andy Bogard to Wolfgang Krauser. But super deformed as they are, the fighters can do all their regular moves and power moves, of course, and even their kill moves and taunts (one tricky thing is that the strengths of the blows are adjusted by how long the buttons are pressed). Too bad the two-line playing field is gone. Great anyway!

It is no longer rumor - Fatal Fury is coming out on CD. Using the famed Arcade card, you can battle against an opponent in an almost exact replica of SNK's terrific fighting cart.

Choose from the three original characters: Andy, Terry, and Joe, or... select from the new cast of characters, including Jubei, Kim Kapwan, and Big Bear. All the character moves are intact, with even the super-special moves still possible to do.

If you don't have the bucks to spring for a Neo, this version has just as much bang to it. Also in the works, World Heroes 2 and Art of Fighting; both look really good.

  • Manufacturer: Takara
  • Machine: Super NES
  • Theme: Fighting

People say:


When I first heard about this game, I was filled with dread. I didn't think Takara would be able to pull this translation off. I was wrong. Fatal Fury 2 has all the moves and sounds of the Neo version, plus there's a way to play as the Bosses! This is one of the best fighting games around for the Super NES and shouldn't be missed. Only the music suffers a bit. It's a small price to pay for such an awesome game.


Takara has really gone all out on this one. They have made one of the best arcade-to-Super NES translations with very little missing from the original. All the awesome moves and great graphics are here as well. The big bonus is the ability to play as the Bosses with the use of a secret code. The only bad side to the game is the slight drop in music and sound quality. This game is just too cool to pass up.


Fatal Fury 2 came off better than expected. This terrific translation offers all the fighters, all the moves, and all the fun of the original arcade version. The control is absolutely flawless and the timing for all the special moves is precise. My only gripe would have to be the music, but it's not bad enough to warrant the volume being turned down. Overall, this is a great game and worthy of the original it came from.


One of the better fighting games ported to the Super NES, Fatal Fury 2 is sure to keep all fighting fans busy, including yours truly. The graphics and playability are a great reproduction of the Neo-Geo version. The sounds could be a bit better but the game doesn't suffer from it. To top it off, the Boss Code allows you to choose the other four characters, giving you even more guys to master. Fighting fans must check it out!

  • # of players: 1 OR 2
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: May 1994
  • Theme: Fighting

Fighter with new combating skills and different motives for participating now gather in South Town. Some fighters want to discover the truth behind the tournament, some want to become the strongest fighter in the world, and others want to win honor and glory. But there's one thing they all want - to win the tournament. Who has the power to beat all the others and earn the title of "the strongest fighter in the world?"

This great sequel brings back the original cast and five new fighters to go up against four new Bosses. All the cool moves, unique background depth changes and the tough characters are here to make this a top fighting game. You can play by yourself, against a friend or stage a tournament with the Survival Mode. This is sure to give Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter a run for their money. Great job Takara!

Sequel, sequel, SEQUEL! This seems to be the latest rage in the video gaming industry. Make a great game, wait a year, and then make a sequel. The funny thing about all this is... we love it! A great game deserves a sequel, and SNK's Fatal Fury 2 is a great sequel.

Terry and Andy Bogard (love that name) are back with their karate-bud Joe Higashi. This time around, however, we have the option to pick between eight characters (including the original three)! Wait until you check out Big Bear, Mai Shiranui or Kim Kaphwan to name a few. SNK made Fatal Fury 2 even more tasty by adding a same player vs. same player option! Wow!

Graphics and sound have been slightly improved, and each character still has the ability to execute devastating special moves. Fatal Fury 2 is a sequel that is definitely worthy of its namesake!


  • It's a simple fact of life; you make a sequel of a good movie, game or whatever, and immediately the sequel is judged by the merits of its predecessor. Fatal Fury 2 is one of those sequels that is good enough to stand on its own.

The graphics and all-around playability of the game are excellent. The same character vs. same character option, while not original, is a good addition. But all else, this game is fun to (and let's face it folks - that's the most important thing!). Great job SNK!

This may be the game that proves you don't need a Neo-Geo home system' to play Neo∙Geo fighting games. This early version of Takara's Fatal Fury 2 translation for the SNES has the graphics and the speedy game play that made the game a classic in the 100 Mega Shock series for the Geo.

Fatal and Furious

Fatal Fury 2 looks like a heavyweight contender. Takara's kept intact the gorgeous background scenery, the foreground and background fighting shifts, and each character's special moves.

The sprites are large and in charge, and although some system limitations are evident, the scrolling looks smooth, and the main character sprites are clean and colorful.

You're fighting to avenge the death of the Bogards' father, -'who was killed by the notorious Geese Howard. You can play as any of the eight original characters, including Mai Shiranui, the Bogard boys, or Jubei Yamada. After defeating each of the first eight characters in a standard best-of-three match, you have to go against three bosses to reach the last boss, Wolfgang Krauser.

Fight for Your Right

It looks like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat will get a run for their money when Fatal Fury 2 hits the shelves. Here are some awesome scenes from the game to tide you over until then.

Fatal Fury 2 is a video game in the Fatal Fury franchise, developed and published in 1992 for Neo Geo arcade and home platforms. The game was released by SNK as is a follow-up to Fatal Fury 1, released with one year before. The game is a head-to-head fighting style featuring characters from the first game as well.

Geese Howard, the local crime boss from the first game, dies in the end of the original Fatal Fury, but someone else becomes the sponsor of the new “King of Fighters” tournament. However, this character is mysterious and we only get to meet him later on in the game. This time the tournament is not only held in North America, but all over the world, and features fighters from all the corners of the planet. The mysterious challenger starts to defeat all the participants from the previous Fatal Fury game, while being in search of the person who defeated Geese during the last tournament.

There were only three playable characters in the first game, but in the second one, besides Terry, Andy and Joe, there are five more. Big Bear (also known as Raiden – from the first game), Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan, Kim Kaphwan (a Taekwondo master from Korea) and Mai Shiranui are all playable characters.

There are only four CPU-controlled characters, with Billy Kane, Axel Hawk, Laurence Blood and Wolfgang Krauser being all of them. Billy Kane is a fighting master from the UK who seeks revenge on the Bogard brothers and Joe. Axel Hawk is a retired boxing champion who wants to make his comeback, while Laurence Blood is a former matador. Wolfgang Krauser is the mysterious nobleman who sponsors the tournament, and wants to avenge Geese’s downfall.

The game was released for several platforms, such as Neo Geo CD and Neo Geo AES, but also on Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), X68000, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, GameBoy and PC. Some of those versions allowed the player to choose CPU-controlled characters. The version for PAL Sega Mega Drive is rare and can cost up to $200 on the internet. Hudson Soft is the company which published the game for PC in Japan. Later on the game was made available for Wii Virtual Console and PlayStation 2.

The game was received fairly well in 1992 and got very good feedback since then. Critics and press on GameFAQs rated the sequel with 6.7, while users rated it with 6.2. One review on GameRankings rated the game with 7.2 out of 10. Critics and users on GameSpot rated the game with a total average of 7.8 out of 10.

The game is the follow up of the fighting about Bogart Bros. The choice of characters has extended, 8 for a single game and 12 for a separate fight and a knock out match (you choose 5 fighters who serially fight with 5 fighters of your opponent; when one fighter loses the power, it is replaced by the other fighter).

The graphics and sound have improved, so the progress in the game is obvious. The game is recommended for all the admirers of the fightings.

  • Machine: Super NES
  • Theme: Fighting

The high intensity fighting of Fatal Fury 2 comes home on the Super NES with almost everything intact from the hit arcade game. Takara has put a lot of effort into this near-perfect rendition. All the characters and levels (along with every single special and power move) are in this game!

The cart is a fighting spectacle. The playability is fantastic and the moves are done the same way they are on the Neo-Geo version.

There is a diverse selection of characters (play as the Bosses? Hmmm), from the awesome Andy Bogard to the bestial Big Bear.

If you want a decent fighting cart, this is one to look for. It is an amazing translation of the Neo-Geo cart. I wonder how they shrunk it.

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