Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden [Model NGM-096]

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by SNK Corp. [Shin Nihon Kikaku] [Osaka, Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Art of Fighting 龍虎の拳 外伝 © 1996 SNK Corp.

(Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden)

10 selectable characters battle each other in various locations in Mexico. Extremely beautiful and fluid animation courtesy of motion capture technology brings a whole new style of game-play to this popular fighting game.
TECHNICAL
 
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Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden [Model NGM-096] machine
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SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware
Game ID : NGM-096

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

snk mvs controls
2 players - 4 buttons per player
=> [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Hard brow [D] Raz
TRIVIA
 
Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden was released in March 1996 in Japan.

The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'Dragon and Tiger Fist Side Story'.

This game is known outside Japan as 'Art of Fighting 3'.

In each character endings, you receive a nice hand-draw of the character on the 'Thank you for Playing' screen.

The drawing Hoeh-Hoeh selects for Wang Koh San in the ending is random, there are 7 different ones.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden - PCCB-00212) on 03/04/1996.
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
All characters have 2 colors, one is selected with the A button an the other one is chosen with the D button.

Play as Sinclair : Highlight Robert and press Left (or highlight Jin and press Right(x2)).

Play as Wyler : Highlight Robert and press Left(x2) (or highlight Jin and press Right).

Special Day (Birthday Gift) : Definitely one of the strangest tricks in fighting games, each character will be powered up on his birthday (able to perform Super Desperation Moves at any moment during the fight!).
Kasumi Todo - March, 29
Wang Koh-San - April, 17
Lenny Criston - May, 20
Karman Cole - June, 13
Rody Births - July, 24
Ryo Sakazaki - August, 2
Jin-Fuha - September, 4
Wyler - October, 22
Sinclair - November, 14
Robert Garcia - December, 25

Ultimate K.O. : Defeat an opponent in the first round by using your character's Super Desperation Move when the enemy's lifebar is 5% of less. If done correctly, you'll win the whole match in just a single round!

Finish the game without losing a round to get a comical hand drawn picture of the character after the credits.
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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