Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai © 1994 Hudson Soft.
Garou Densetsu 2 is the conversion of SNK's popular fighting game originally released for the Neo Geo system in 1992. This title was also the first of SNK's glorious series of conversions to use the Arcade Card. Sequel to Fatal Fury, the game offers five new playable fighters to choose from (Kim Kap Hwan, Big Bear, Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan and mai Shiranui). Consequently, this sequel improves on the original recipe (the first opus only featured three playable characters, namely Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard and Joe Higashi). The game also uses four attack buttons (punch and kick) and the 6-button pad is needed to appreciate the game in its full glory (standard PC-Engine controllers work fine too, but Select and Run end up being used instead of the two action buttons). Fighters also compete on two planes and players can get their characters to freely jump from one to the other. Pieces of furniture and other obstacles are sometimes added to the fighting areas, some of them are even breakable (such as the huge decorative panels separating the two fighting levels in Jubei Yamada's fighting area in Japan). It is advised to get rid of them quickly as they often hide the action. Finally, the game doesn't include any Story Mode, but bonus stages are scattered around the single player mode.
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