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GARŌ DENSETSU 2
FATAL FURY 2 - THE BATTLE OF DESTINY
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©1994 HUDSON SOFT
©SNK 1992
(P)1994 MADE IN JAPAN
Release : 1994-3-12 (¥6900)
ArcadeCDRom² HCD4060
Fighting Game

Fatal Fury 2 is the conversion of SNK's popular fighting game originally released for the Neo Geo system in 1992. This title was also the first of SNK's glorious series of conversions to use the Arcade Card. Sequel to Fatal Fury, the game offers five new playable fighters to choose from (Kim Kap Hwan, Big Bear, Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan and mai Shiranui). Consequently, this sequel improves on the original recipe (the first opus only featured three playable characters, namely Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard and Joe Higashi). The game also uses four attack buttons (punch and kick) and the 6-button pad is needed to appreciate the game in its full glory (standard PC-Engine controllers work fine too, but Select and Run end up being used instead of the two action buttons). Fighters also compete on two planes and players can get their characters to freely jump from one to the other. Pieces of furniture and other obstacles are sometimes added to the fighting areas, some of them are even breakable (such as the huge decorative panels separating the two fighting levels in Jubei Yamada's fighting area in Japan). It is advised to get rid of them quickly as they often hide the action. Finally, the game doesn't include any Story Mode, but bonus stages are scattered around the single player mode.
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Fatal Fury 2 is by far the most common Arcade game available for the PC Engine system - I am sure there are still full boxes of it, unopened, taking dust at the back of various video game stores in Japan. All of this to introduce the fact that the game is... how to describe it ? I mean... it feels a bit unfinished. Graphics and musics are correct but the playability and controls were a bit lost in translation... The original Neo Geo version was sometimes tricky to control and players really needed to practice their timing and combinations. However, they are even harder to get right with this PC Engine version - sometimes it feels like the game has technical hiccups and the console somehow 'misses' your moves (I know, some of you may say - "this is the worst excuse I've ever heard, you just lost this fight, just live with it !" "But I'm telling you, I did quart-circle !" ) All in all, my advise would be to go for Fatal Fury Special which is, I feel, technically and visually much better. However, Fatal Fury 2 can usually be found for a few bucks, so why not give it a shot ?




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