Lost In Translation/Art of Fighting 2

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Art of Fighting 2
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Art of Fighting 2 control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1994
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 25 ROMs
24,707,072 bytes (23.56 MiB)
MAME ID aof2 · aof2a

About The Game

12 selectable characters are available in this martial arts fighting game, each showing progressive damage on their bodies during the fight.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Punch [B] Kick, [C] Throw, [D] Psyche


Released in March 1994.

This game is known in Japan as "Ryuuko no Ken 2".

Geese Howard's guest appearance (see 'Tips And Tricks' section) tries to tie this game's story with the Fatal Fury games. Apparently, this game takes place a few years before the events occurred in "Fatal Fury - King of Fighters" since Geese looks quite young and uses a very different fighting style (instead of his trademark Aikido which he learned in Japan). Another fact is the special ending when you defeat Geese (you get to see when he gives the order to eliminate Jeff Bogard who happens to be Terry & Andy Bogard's father, before he heads to Japan to learn that country's martial art techniques). This fact also explains why Ryo Sakazaki is so damn powerful in his "Fatal Fury Special" appearance (after all, he was already a powerful & skilled fighter and has had more time than most of the Fatal Fury characters to brush up on his techniques!). Obviously, all these storyline details were ignored in the King of Fighters series for the sake of convenience (All the "Art of Fighting" characters should be way older than the Fatal Fury characters in that game!).

In Temjin's ending, Terry Bogard makes a guest appearance as a little boy!


The Japanese version features different voice actors for some characters (John Crawley, Robert Garcia & King).

Tips and tricks

Adjust the game difficulty setting up to level 8 in order to boost game's overall speed!

It may be downright cheap & silly, but if you successfully manage to throw an opponent and then hit him with a special move as he gets up, you will dizzy your opponent! This can be done over and over again with most characters... :/

Beat opponents with a special move at the end of the decisive round to see a special 'defeat' animation (some auto-combos & special moves that lift the opponent of the ground won't work though).

Defeat all opponents in two rounds only to fight a special battle against Fatal Fury's main villain & owner of Southtown : Geese Howard (Notice that it is possible to use continues & use different characters as long as you defeat your opponents in 'two rounds only'!). :)


  1. Art of Fighting (1992)
  2. Art of Fighting 2 (1994)
  3. Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior (1996)


Objects Designers
Soe Soe (Forever Soe-soe)
Hori Pu-
Back Up
John guso
Directed By
Voice Actors
Ryo & John - Masaki Usui
Robert, Micky & Lee - Kazuhiro Inage (Key Inage)
Yuri - Kaori Horie
Takuma - Eiji Tsuda
King - Harumi Ikoma
Temjin, Kisaragi - Yoshinori Shima
Big & Jack - ???

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.4 : Art of Fighting")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Art of Fighting 2 PCCB-00144[1] 1994-02-18 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.
Art of Fighting 2 Image Album PCCB-00156[2] 1994-07-21 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 16 - Musical News Flash!! Final Fantasy VI & New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC16[3] 1994-04-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[4] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.