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Fatal Fury

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

While often inaccurately perceived as a Street Fighter II clone, Fatal Fury (known in Japan as Garou Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai, or “Legend of the

Sweet Home

Regardless of your opinions of the genre, horror movies can be a bit difficult to relate to or care about.

Combatribes, The

Of all the developers out there, Technōs has probably had the most significant impact on the evolution of beat-em-ups. They

Gundam Wing: Endless Duel

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Gundam Fighting Games

Shin Kidou Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel was published by Bandai in 1996 and released for the Super Famicom in Japan.

SNK Gals Fighters

If you’re a fan of the Neo Geo Pocket Color, SNK’s ill fated portable console, you are probably aware that

Joy Mecha Fight

There is something that scares most people away from fighting games these day – complexity. Fighters are simply too difficult

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Even though the fighting game genre peaked in popularity in 1992, it probably had its highest level of proliferation in

Ranma ½: Chougi Rambu Hen

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ranma 1/2 Fighters

The peak of Ranma ½ fighters, Ranma ½: Chougi Ranbu Hen was developed by Rumic Soft and released for the Super Famicom in 1994.

Ranma ½: Hard Battle

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Ranma 1/2 Fighters

Co-Authored by Pat R. NCS’s second Ranma ½ fighter for the console, Hard Battle, was released in Japan the same year as

Berzerk

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Berzerk / Frenzy

The NES era saw video games become more complex and larger in scope, but it also meant the beginning of

Jaki Crush

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Crush Pinball

Like Devil’s Crush, Jaki Crush is a three level pinball table with six hidden stages, although this time it’s for the Super Famicom

Dragon’s Revenge

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Crush Pinball

The Genesis version of Dragon’s Fury was actually distributed in America by Tengen. It must have been a hit for them, because

Devil’s Crush

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Crush Pinball

Devil’s Crush (Devil Crash in Japan) was released in 1990, two years after Alien Crush. It retains the same premise as its predecessor

Ninja Master’s

As popular as fighting games were back in the day, there just wasn’t enough variation in the genre to coax

Fatal Fury: First Contact

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury: First Contact was developed at least in part by Yumekobo, who were also involved with SNK Gals Fighters. It plays

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

There are very few changes made from Real Bout Special to Real Bout Fatal Fury 2. The entire character roster is back with

Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special: Dominated Mind

This entry is part 13 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

When it came 32-bit console ports of 2D fighting games, PlayStation owners usually got shafted with terrible conversions, often saddled

Real Bout Fatal Fury

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury 3 had potential, but it never quite fulfilled it. Real Bout Fatal Fury is everything that its predecessor could and should

Fatal Fury 3

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Five of the more popular characters (Terry, Andy, Joe, Mai and Geese) have been brought back for the third (technically

Fatal Fury Special

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury Special makes Fatal Fury 2 obsolete – it’s basically Fatal Fury 2 Champion Edition. Its gameplay is almost identical, although a few characters

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