Lost In Translation/Fatal Fury Special

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Fatal Fury Special
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Fatal Fury Special control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1993
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 24 ROMs
21,037,056 bytes (20.06 MiB)
MAME ID fatfursp · fatfursa

About The Game

Fatal Fury Special is an arcade video game.

Just as the name implies, this is a special edition of "Fatal Fury 2" filled with plenty of fun stuff. Features a few old familiar faces from the first game as newcomers; background with 2 battle planes; improved control and lots of secrets. Without a doubt, one of the better chapters in the series! :)

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 September 1993.

This game is known in Japan as "Garou Densetsu Special" (translates from Japanese as 'Legend of Hungry Wolf Special').

Things that changed in this particular game :

  • The combo system has been improved, hit damage has been lessened & the game speed has been increased.
  • Newcomers in the game are Duck King, Tung Fu Rue, Geese Howard & Ryo Sakazaki.

Is Kim Kaphwan trying to replace Superman? You'll see for yourself when you spot him flying in Big Bear's & Terry Bogard's stages! :)

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Garou Densetsu Special - PCCB-00138) on 21/10/1993.


MVS (arcade) vs. Home (neo-geo) differences :

  • Home : After the credits you will see all the characters grouped together and it will say to try a harder difficulty. If you beat it in the hardest difficulty it will say 'Perfect! It's a knockout, Superman!'.
  • Home : If playing on the hardest difficulty and you fought Ryo Sakazaki, you will see all the characters moving around him in a circle while he, for some reason, is crying.

Tips and tricks

  • Fight against Ryo Sakazaki : Beat the game without losing a single round (you can lose continues, but not rounds). You'll face against "Art of Fighting"'s main character Ryo Sakazaki as a powerful extra end boss!
  • Beat the game without using a single continue and after the credits you will see every character performing a special move, their portraits and giving a quote.


  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
Main Planner
Main Object Designer
Object Designers
Higashi Pon (as Higashipon Mega)
Tony J Oki
Lionhert 31
Demo Sketch
Main Scroll & Demo
Scroll & Demo
Moriyan No. 16th
Main Programmer
Yamatan (as Yamatan GT-X)
Sound Creators
Toshio Shimizm (as Shimizm)
Jojoha Kitapy

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


Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
Sega Game Gear (1994)
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)
Sega Mega CD (1994)
NEC PC-Engine Super CD
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.6 : Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1" JP)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Fatal Fury Collection" US & EU)
PC (1997)
Sharp X68000

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Neo Geo Gals Vocal Collection PCCB-00219[1] 1996-06-21 Scitron CD version.
Garou Densetsu SPECIAL PCCB-00138[2] 1993-10-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Garou Densetsu SPECIAL ~ Image Album Part 1 PCCB-00152[3] 1994-04-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Garou Densetsu SPECIAL ~ Image Album Part 2 PCCB-00155[4] 1994-06-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Non Stop! One Way Love / Chiba Reiko PCDB-00005[5] 1994-04-21 Scitron CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 15 - Starting with Famous Music!! Final Fantasy VI & New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC15[6] 1994-03-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Dengeki CD Bunko Best Game Selection 12 - Garou Densetsu Special MWCG-0012[7] 1994-08-31 Media Works CD version.
SNK Playmore Pachislot Sound Collection Best Hit Slot Panic Vol.2 CYCA-2[8] 2008-04-28 Century 2 CD version.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[9] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 19 - New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC19[10] 1994-07-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Garou Densetsu / Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary BOX SCDC-00553~9[11] 2006-11-15 Happinet Corporation 6 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.