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Platform: Neo Geo MVS

Fatal Fury Special / Garou Densetsu Special (set 1)

| 1993

Release type:
Units produced: SNK
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: fatfursp

Display: raster 320x224 @ 59.19Hz (59.19 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver neodrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
???? Special (c) 1993 SNK.
(Garou Densetsu Special)

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!


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID: NGM-058

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]
2 players - 4 buttons per player.
[JOYSTICK] 8-way [A] Quick punch [B] Quick kick [C] Strong punch [D] Strong kick


Garou Densetsu Special was released in September 1993 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Legend of Hungry Wolf Special'.

This game is known outside Japan as 'Fatal Fury 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.


* 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. Garou Densetsu - Shukumei no Tatakai [Model NGM-033] (1991, MVS)
2. Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGM-047] (1992, MVS)
3. Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-058] (1993, MVS)
4. Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai [Model NGM-069] (1995, MVS)
5. Real Bout Garou Densetsu [Model NGM-095] (1995, MVS)
6. Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-223] (1997, MVS)
7. Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 - The Newcomers [Model NGM-240] (199, MVS8)
8. Fatal Fury Wild Ambition (1999, ARC)
9. Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model NGM-253] (1999, MVS)
10. Fatal Fury First Contact [Model NEOP00111] (1999, NGPC)


Producer : Eikichi Kawasaki
Main Planner : Tsukamichi-2
Planners : Chinta, Deru-Deru
Main Object designer : Tsuzakingyo
Object designers : Higashi Pon (as Higashipon Mega), Tony J Oki, Lionhert 31, Heitarou
Demo sketch : Tsuka
Main Scroll & Demo : Somatoreeno
Scroll & Demo : Moriyan No. 16th
Main programmer : Yamatan (as Yamatan GT-X)
Programmers : Narutaki, EP82Boy., Speaker.R
Sound creators : Toshio Shimizm (as Shimizm), Yamapy-1, 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


* Consoles :
SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Dec. 22, 1993; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGH-058]")
SNK Neo-Geo [US] (Dec. 22, 1993; "Fatal Fury Special [Model NGH-058]")
Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (July 29, 1994; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model SHVC-3R]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (Sep. 09, 1994; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGCD-058]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD [US] (Sep. 09, 1994; "Fatal Fury Special [Model NGCD-058E]")
Sega Game Gear [JP] (Nov. 25, 1994; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-103017]")
Sega Game Gear [US] & [EU] (1994; Fatal Fury Special)
NEC PC-Engine Super CD [JP] (Dec. 02, 1994; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model HCD4067]")
Sega Mega CD [JP] (Mar. 31, 1995; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-60214]")
Sega CD [US] (1995; "Fatal Fury Special [Model T-60165]")
Super NES [US] (Apr. ??, 1995, "Fatal Fury Special [Model SNS-3R]")
Super NES [EU] (1995, "Fatal Fury Special [Model SNS-P-3R]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 20, 2006, "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.5] [Model SLPS-25664]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] & [EU] ("Fatal Fury Collection")
Microsoft XBOX 360 [Xbox Live Arcade] [JP] (Sep. 05, 2007, Garou Densetsu Special)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [Xbox Live Arcade] [US] & [EU] (Sep. 05, 2007, Fatal Fury Special)
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (May 29, 2008, "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25863]")
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (Nov. 04, 2009; Garou Densetsu Special)
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [US] (Mar. 01, 2010; Fatal Fury Special)
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [EU] (Mar. 26, 2010; Fatal Fury Special)

* Computers :
Sharp X68000 [JP] (July 28, 1994; "Garou Densetsu Special [Model MGX-5004]")
FM Towns [JP] (Sep. 13, 1996)
PC (1997)


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=821&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10092A 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 10092A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish Round Now!
20800000 024103 00000002 FFFFFFFF Always Enable Special Move
00000000 10E063 000000FF FFFFFFFF Unlock Ryo Sakazaki
20910000 02094E 00004E71 FFFFFFFF Unlock Ryo Sakazaki (3/3)
20910000 020BD2 00004E71 FFFFFFFF Unlock Ryo Sakazaki (2/3)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10049A 00000060 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 10049A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain all Energy Now! PL1
00000000 10FD96 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Quick Punch PL1
00000000 10FD96 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Quick Kick PL1
00000000 10FD96 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Strong Punch PL1
00000000 10FD96 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire - Strong Kick PL1
00000001 101E93 00000010 FFFFFFFF Play with Ryo Sakazaki PL1 Free player selection - Use it on the selection screen.
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10059A 00000060 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 10059A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain all Energy Now! PL2
00000000 10FD9C 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Quick Punch PL2
00000000 10FD9C 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Quick Kick PL2
00000000 10FD9C 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Strong Punch PL2
00000000 10FD9C 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire - Strong Kick PL2
00000001 101F93 00000010 FFFFFFFF Play with Ryo Sakazaki PL2 Free player selection - Use it on the selection screen.
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Cartridge/NeoGeo Type Enable it DURING the neogeo bios booting sequence. If you miss the boot sequence reset and THEN enable it. The Home (NEOGEO) setting may open up other aspects of the game or it may even make the game unplayable.
00010000 10FD82 00000080 FFFFFFFF Arcade (MVS)
00010000 10FD82 00000000 FFFFFFFF Home (NEOGEO)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file