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Release year: 1994 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by SNK
Art of Fighting 2 (NEO GEO)
Art of Fighting 2 (AKA 龍虎の拳2, Ryūko no Ken 2 in Japan) is a a 2D 1vs1 fighting video game developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo console in 1994 and later for other gaming systems. It is a sequel to Art of Fighting. In the first game, the story revolves around the kidnapping of Yuri Sakazaki. She then returns to the sequel as a playable character. Yuri joins the “King of Fighters” tournament to prove that she has grown strong and independent. It was followed by Art of Fighting 3.
Art of Fighting 2 has completely improved compared to its predecessor. There are now bars that show the life and the spirit of the character. Special moves have been added to the game like Super Moves, and Super Desperation Moves. It may take some time to figure out the controls.
The gameplay is difficult and needs strategic approaches to win. Some characters are easier to play with. They have their unique strengths and weaknesses.
The music and sounds used in the game give out a classic vibe. Each move has its recognizable sound. Different stages have amazing and memorable background music. The characters’ voices are now loud and clear.
The characters are large and are quite detailed for a 1994 game. The backgrounds also deserve praises for being well-made. The game has the same amazing feature that was also in Art of Fighting I—characters will get more bruised as they get more hits to the face. A newly added detail is when opponents are knocked out with some special moves, their clothes get ripped.
The game has several playable characters which makes it better than the first one. But, the game can be too difficult for many players. It might discourage players to not play the game ever again. It can still be fun to play with friends with versus mode, though.
Art of Fighting 2 gets an average of 8.5 out of 10. The difficulty of the game can be insanely frustrating. Yet, it can be added to a bucket list of games to beat. Finishing the game may be a long shot, but it may be worth several tries.
Art of Fighting 2 game has been ported to Arcade, Neo Geo (this version), Neo Geo CD, PlayStation 2, SNES, Wii Virtual Console, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.