Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGM-047]

SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 31 years ago by SNK Corp.

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餓狼伝説2 新たなる闘い © 1992 SNK Corp.
(Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai)

The lone wolves are back once again and they will battle the world's strongest fighters. However a mysterious & powerful new enemy is looking for them, the ones who defeated Geese Howard.

Can the lone wolves face this new threat and come out victorious?

Features backgrounds with 2 different background planes, improved control & some very nice music! :)

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Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-047

[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 2 was released in December 1992 in Japan.

The title of the translates from Japanese as 'Legend of Hungry Wolf 2 - The New Battle'.

This game is known outside Japan as 'Fatal Fury 2'. According to the USA flyer, the name of the game is 'Fatal Fury 2 - The Sultan of Slugs Battle Royale'.

Things that changed in this sequel :
* This game allows you to switch between the background & foreground planes at will (in the first game, you could only switch planes if the CPU was on a different battle plane!).
* The game ditches the previous game's 3 button setup (punch, kick & throw) in favor of a new 4 button setup (light & heavy punches & kicks). This is apparently one of the very first Neo-Geo fighters to use this now common button setup.
* This game introduces the use of Desperation Moves (highly damaging techniques that can only be used when the life-bar is flashing red). This game as well as "Art of Fighting" were the first fighting games to introduce these moves.
* Newcomers in the game are : Mai Shiranui, Cheng Sinzan, Kim Kaphwan, Jubei Yamada, Big Bear (aka Raiden), Axel Hawk, Lawrence Blood & Wolfgang Krauser. Richard Meyer, Michael Max, Tung Fu Rue, Duck King, Hwa Jai & Geese Howard were left out! (although some of them make some cameos during some of the game's cut-scenes!).

Just as the first game introduced the famed Terry Bogard, this game features SNK's most popular fighter lady : Mai Shiranui! :). Mai appears in "Quiz King of Fighters" as selectable character.

The Hungry Wolf is a reference to Terry Bogard, the main character in Fatal Fury. Terry, Andy and Joe (and to a lesser extent, Mai and Mary) are referred to as the Lone Wolves.

Keeping the tradition of the first game, an animated movie based on this game was released in Japan featuring character designs by Masami Ohbari. The movie was also released in the USA by Viz Video, a division of Viz Comics. After the second Fatal Fury movie was released, a third movie followed (which predated "Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory"). It follows the adventures of the Lonely Wolves (Terry, Andy, Joe and Mai) as they attempt to prevent a power-hungry man from claiming all the parts of the legendary Armor of Mars.

When a player wins a match in a single player game, the post match screen shows people watching the tournament inside the Pao Pao Cafe from the first game, "Fatal Fury - King of Fighters".

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Garou Densetsu 2 - PCCB-00111) on 19/02/1993.

[FR] March 1993 - Consoles + No. 18: 97/100 (AES version)

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* You can only see any character's ending if you beat the game with a single credit used (no continues or 2-Player matches are allowed)

* Just like the first game, it's possible to use the strategy of dashing at your opponents just as they're getting up in order to damage them repeatedly.

* Billy Kane, Axel Hawk and Lawrence Blood all have stages that use a single plane, with the 'second' plane having objects on it that can injure players if they're knocked against them (all three of these bosses have ways of throwing their opponents into the background). You can knock the bosses into the background too by standing close to them while they're dazed and then hitting them with a good hard kick or punch.


japan SNK Neo-Geo AES (Mar.5, 1993) "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGH-047]"
japan Nintendo Super Famicom (Nov.26, 1993) "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model SHVC-DJ]"
japan NEC PC-Engine CD (Mar.12, 1994) "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model HCD4060]"
usa Nintendo Super NES (Apr.1994) "Fatal Fury 2 [Model SNS-DJ]"
europe Nintendo Super NES (1994) "Fatal Fury 2 [Model SNSP-DJ]"
japan Sega Mega Drive (june.24, 1994) "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model T-146023]"
usa Sega Genesis (1994) "Fatal Fury 2"
japan Nintendo Game Boy (jul.29, 1994) "Nettou Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model DMG-X3J]"
japan SNK Neo-Geo CD (Sep.9, 1994) "Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGCD-047]"
japan Sony PS2 (jul.20, 2006) "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.5] [Model SLPS-25664]"
usa Sony PS2 (Aug.2007) "Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1"
europe Sony PS2 (jul.2008) "Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1"
japan Sony PS2 (may.29, 2008) "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25863]"

japan Sharp X68000 (Dec.23, 1993) "Garou Densetsu 2 [Model MGX-5002]"


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