Lost In Translation/Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

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Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1996
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 26 ROMs
53,018,624 bytes (50.56 MiB)
MAME ID rbffspec

About The Game

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special is a one-on-one fighting arcade video game.

'Hey, how's it goin', dude?' More old Fatal favourites return to the bout and bring the total of selectable fighters to 19.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Power attack [D] Move between planes


Even if the copyright year is 1996, this game was released to the public in January 1997.

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

Things that changed in this particular game :

  • The game modifies the plane switching system a bit.
  • Ring out system is modified into the instant dizzy system (By breaking background objects!).
  • Newcomers in the game are Tung Fu Rue, Lawrence Blood & Wolfgang Krauser. 'Evil' versions of some characters are available as well.

Terry's theme in this game is a remixed version of Terry's familiar "Fatal Fury 2" music (Kurikinton).

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special - PCCB-00240) on 05/02/1997.


MVS (Arcade) vs. AES (Neo-Geo) differences :

  • On the AES (Neo-Geo) Geese is a playable character by imputing a code. On the MVS (Arcade) version he was removed as a playable character for being too strong.

Tips and tricks

Play as Shadow/EX Fighter

Shadow/EX fighter is an evil version of the selected character with a different move-list set as well as a different ending than his/her original counterpart. This code only works with the following characters : Andy Bogard, Billy Kane, Blue Mary, Tung Fu Rue:

  1. At the character selection screen, highlight the character of your choice, hold Start and press B(x2), C(x2).
  2. While continuing to hold Start, hold B, pause one second and hold C.
  3. While continuing to hold Start+B+C, press A or D to select the Shadow version of the character.
  4. Pressing A or D will select a different color.

Fight Against Geese Howard

Begin game play in single player mode, win all rounds, do not score less than a 'B' rank in any battle and get more than 750,000 points before fighting Wolfgang Krauser. You will fight Geese Howard in a special 'Nightmare' match.

  • You can see different sets of funny out-takes during the credits if you consecutively beat the game 5 or 6 times before they start to repeat themselves.


  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)


Takashi Nishiyama
H. Matsumoto
S. Itoh
T. Yariyama
Higashi Pon
Oh! Majaharu
Obj Designers
Soe Soe (Soe.Soe.96)
N. Kuroki
Mizu. Mizu
G. Ishidaman (Ishidamanace)
Takehiro Isaji
Y. Ashizawa
Mika R. Winner Ero_Beer_Toku
Back Designers
Mic Senbey
Demo Designers
N. Kuroki
Tate Norio
Toshio Shimizm (as Shimizm)
Brother Hige
Bo_ffffffffng as Bof
Naoyan Apchiba
Stg_Oyaji 145H
Mim_104 Melon
R. Tuneoka

Voice Actors

Terry Bogard & Kim Kaphwan
Satoshi Hashimoto
Joe Higashi
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Bob Wilson & Hon Fu
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Jin Chonshu & Chonrei
Kappei Yamaguchi
Billy Kane
Atsushi Yamanishi
Laurence Blood
Hiroyuki Arita
Tung Fue Rue & Cheng Chinzan
Shigefumi Nakai
Andy Bogard
Keiichi Nanba
Mai Shiranui
Akoya Sogi
Duck King & Geese Howard
Kong Kuwata
Sokaku Mochzuki & Ryuji Yamazaki
Koji Ishii
Blue Mary
Harumi Ikoma
Franco Bash & Wolfgang Krauser
B. J. Love

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1997)
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1997)
Sony PlayStation (1998, "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special - Dominated Mind")
Nintendo Game Boy (1998)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Real Bout Garou Densetsu SPECIAL PCCB-00240[1] 1997-02-05 Pony Canyon CD version.
Real Bout Garou Densetsu SPECIAL Arrange Sound Trax PCCB-00250[2] 1997-03-05 Pony Canyon CD version.
Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan Final ~The 20th Century Memorial Best~ SCDC-00061[3] 2001-01-11 Scitron CD version.
Garou Densetsu / Fatal Fury 15th Anniversary BOX SCDC-00553~9[4] 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.