Lost In Translation/Fatal Fury 2

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Fatal Fury 2
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1992
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 21 ROMs
15,269,888 bytes (14.56 MiB)
MAME ID fatfury2

About The Game

Fatal Fury 2 is an arcade video game.

The lone wolves are back once again and they will battle the world's strongest fighters. However a mysterious & powerful new enemy is looking for them, the ones who defeated Geese Howard.

Can the lone wolves face this new threat and come out victorious?

Features backgrounds with 2 different background planes, improved control & some very nice music! :)

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Quick punch [B] Quick kick [C] Strong punch [D] Strong kick


Released in December 1992.

This game is known in Japan as "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai" (translates from Japanese as 'Legend of Hungry Wolf 2 - The New Battle').

Acording to the USA flyer, the name of the game is 'Fatal Fury 2 - The Sultan of Slugs Battle Royale'. On the ingame titlescreen, however, it's just called 'Fatal Fury 2'.

Things that changed in this sequel :

  • This game allows you to switch between the background & foreground planes at will (in the first game, you could only switch planes if the CPU was on a different battle plane!).
  • The game ditches the previous game's 3 button setup (punch, kick & throw) in favor of a new 4 button setup (light & heavy punches & kicks). This is apparently one of the very first Neo-Geo fighters to use this now common button setup.
  • This game introduces the use of Desperation Moves (highly damaging techniques that can only be used when the life-bar is flashing red). This game as well as "Art of Fighting" were the first fighting games to introduce these moves.
  • Newcomers in the game are : Mai Shiranui, Cheng Sinzan, Kim Kaphwan, Jubei Yamada, Big Bear (aka Raiden), Axel Hawk, Lawrence Blood & Wolfgang Krauser. Richard Meyer, Michael Max, Tung Fu Rue, Duck King, Hwa Jai & Geese Howard were left out! (although some of them make some cameos during some of the game's cut-scenes!).

Just as the first game introduced the famed Terry Bogard, this game features SNK's most popular fighter lady : Mai Shiranui! :). Mai appears in "Quiz King of Fighters" as selectable character.

The Hungry Wolf is a reference to Terry Bogard, the main character in Fatal Fury. Terry, Andy and Joe (and to a lesser extent, Mai and Mary) are referred to as the Lone Wolves.

Keeping the tradition of the first game, an animated movie based on this game was released in Japan featuring character designs by Masami Ohbari. The movie was also released in the USA by Viz Video, a division of Viz Comics. After the second Fatal Fury movie was released, a third movie followed (which predated "Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory"). It follows the adventures of the Lonely Wolves (Terry, Andy, Joe and Mai) as they attempt to prevent a power-hungry man from claiming all the parts of the legendary Armor of Mars.

When a player wins a match in a single player game, the post match screen shows people watching the tournament inside the Pao Pao Cafe from the first game, "Fatal Fury - King of Fighters".

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Garou Densetsu 2 - PCCB-00111) on 19/02/1993.

Tips and tricks

  • You can only see any character's ending if you beat the game with a single credit used (no continues or 2-Player matches are allowed)
  • Just like the first game, it's possible to use the strategy of dashing at your opponents just as they're getting up in order to damage them repeatedly.
  • Billy Kane, Axel Hawk and Lawrence Blood all have stages that use a single plane, with the 'second' plane having objects on it that can injure players if they're knocked against them (all three of these bosses have ways of throwing their opponents into the background). You can knock the bosses into the background too by standing close to them while they're dazed and then hitting them with a good hard kick or punch.


  1. Fatal Fury - King of Fighters (1991)
  2. Fatal Fury 2 (1992)
  3. Fatal Fury Special (1993)
  4. Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory (1995)
  5. Real Bout Fatal Fury (1995)
  6. Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (1996)
  7. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 - The Newcomers (1998)
  8. Fatal Fury Wild Ambition (1998)
  9. Garou - Mark of the Wolves (1999)
  10. Fatal Fury First Contact (1999, SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color)


Eikichi Kawasaki
Object Designers
Higashi Pon (as Higashipon Mark3)
Tony Oki
Tsuzakingyo 2
Super Soe Soe
Back Scroll Designers
Oba Obata
Uri Midopon
Character Back Up
Teizo Muta 92
Kama Kama
Takeshi Kimura
Yamatan (Yamatan-2' Turbo)
Toshio Shimizm (as Shimizm)
Jojoha Kitapy
Masahiko Hataya (Papaya)

Voice Actors

Terry Bogard
Satoshi Hashimoto
Andy Bogard
Jun Hashimoto
Joe Higashi

Katsuhisa Namase

Mai Shiranui
Akoya Sogi
Big Bear
Dango Takeda
Cheng Sinzan
Jun Hashimoto
Laurence Blood
Katsuhisa Namase
Axel Hawk
Michael Beard
Billy Kane
Katsuhisa Namase
Wolfgang Krauser
Michael Beard

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1992)
Nintendo Game Boy (1993)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
NEC PC-Engine CD (1994)
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.6 : Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1" JP)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Fatal Fury Collection" US & EU)
Sharp X68000 (1993, "Garou Densetsu 2")
FM Towns PC

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Garou Densetsu 2 PCCB-00111[1] 1993-02-19 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Neo Geo Collector's Box PCCB-00126[2] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron 3 CD version.
NEO SELECTION - NEO-GEO Fighting Tournament Best / SNK.ADK PCCB-00141[3] 1993-12-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
ZI:KILL / Fuji Terebi-kei Special Anime Battle Fighters Garou Densetsu 2 Shudaika CALLING KIDS-145[4] 1993-07-21 King Records CD version.
Neo Geo Collector's Box PCCB-00127[5] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron 3 CD version.
Samurai Spirits Drama CD PCCB-00300[6] 1998-03-04 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
SNK Character Sounds Collection Volume 7 - Ryuji Yamazaki PCCB-00320[7] 1998-06-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 11 - The Fighting Game Special & New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC11[8] 1993-11-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Classic in Game Music - Legend Compilation Series SCDC-00463[9] 2005-09-21 Scitron Discs CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 13 - Romancing SaGa2 Opening Demonstration & New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC13[10] 1994-01-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Dengeki CD Bunko Best Game Selection 11 - Garou Densetsu 2 ~Aratanaru Tatakai~ MWCG-0010[11] 1994-05-31 Media Works CD version.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[12] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Garou Densetsu / Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary BOX SCDC-00553~9[13] 2006-11-15 Happinet Corporation 6 CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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