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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Takara

Fatal Fury 2 (SNES)

Fatal Fury 2 (AKA 餓狼伝説2 ~新たなる闘い~ Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai in Japan) is a 2D 1 vs. 1 fighting video game developed by Takara for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and published by SNK in 1993. It rivaled Street Fighter 2 Turbo and other fighting games online released in the 90’s.

If you were a fan of the original 1991 video game Fatal Fury: King of Fighters for the Neo Geo, you will not be disappointed with the sequel. Fatal Fury 2, released a year later, rectified the shortcomings of the pioneer game.

Fatal Fury 2 for the SNES has improved in terms of visual details, animation, and game difficulty. The plotline picks up where the previous game left off. Another King of Fighters tournament is put together by an anonymous benefactor, inviting fighters all around the world to compete against each other. The new game has four bosses, leading up to the final boss, the villainous Wolfgang Krauser. The plot of the game is fun and engaging, but the more striking improvement to the first game is the gameplay.

Fatal Fury 2 Cover Box

Fatal Fury 2 Cover (SNES)

Fatal Fury 2 features four basic attack moves, namely Light Punch, Light Kick, Strong Punch, and Strong Kick. An interesting addition is the Dash ability – a new control that allows the character to rapidly move forward.

Another notable improvement is there are now plenty more characters to choose from. The game retained the three original characters and added five more to the roster, including fan-favorites Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui. All characters have different strengths and signature moves, adding variety to the already interesting game.

Thankfully, SNK didn’t fix what wasn’t broken – Fatal Fury 2 kept the strengths of the first game. Popular amongst gamers is the three-dimensional type battlefield that allows the characters to switch from the foreground to the background of the setting. Surprise attacks and last-minute defenses are made possible because of this feature.

The sequel focused on its weaknesses, such as the limited characters and game controls. It also continually improved the gaming experience by revamping the plot, stages, scenes, and sound effects. All things considered, Fatal Fury 2 is a definite upgrade to its predecessor.

Fatal Fury 2 game has been ported to SNES (this version), Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, PC Engine CD, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, X68000, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Virtual Console.

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