Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special © 1997 SNK Corp.
'Hey, how's it goin', dude?' More old Fatal favorites return to the bout and bring the total of selectable fighters to 19.
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-223
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Power Attack [D] Move Between Planes
Even if the copyright year is 1996, this game was released to the public in January 1997.
The title translates from Japanese as 'Real Bout Hungry Wolf Legend Special'
This game is known outside Japan as 'Real Bout Fatal Fury Special'.
Things that changed in this particular game :
* The game modifies the plane switching system a bit.
* Ring out system is modified into the instant dizzy system (By breaking background objects!).
* Newcomers in the game are Cheng Sinzan, Tung Fu Rue, Laurence Blood & Wolfgang Krauser. 'Evil' versions of some characters are available as well.
Terry's theme in this game is a remixed version of Terry's familiar "Fatal Fury 2" music (Kurikinton).
Soundtrack releases :
February 5, 1997 ; Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [CD] [PCCB-00240] - Pony Canyon
MVS (Arcade) vs. AES (Neo-Geo) differences :
On the AES (Neo-Geo) Geese is a playable character by imputing a code. On the MVS (Arcade) version he was removed as a playable character for being too strong.
* Play as Shadow/EX Fighter : Shadow/EX fighter is an evil version of the selected character with a different move-list set as well as a different ending than his/her original counterpart. This code only works with the following characters : Andy Bogard, Billy Kane, Blue Mary, Tung Fu Rue.
1) At the character selection screen, highlight the character of your choice, hold Start and press B(x2), C(x2).
2) While continuing to hold Start, hold B, pause one second and hold C.
3) While continuing to hold Start+B+C, press A or D to select the Shadow version of the character.
4) Pressing A or D will select a different color.
* Fight against Geese Howard : Begin game play in single player mode, win all rounds, do not score less than a 'B' rank in any battle and get more than 750,000 points befire fighting Wolfgang Krauser. You will fight Geese Howard in a special 'Nightmare' match.
* You can see different sets of funny outtakes during the credits if you consecutively beat the game 5 or 6 times before they start to repeat themselves.
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] (1998, MVS)
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)
Producers : Takashi Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsumoto, S. Itoh
Planners : Takahisa Yariyama, Higashi Pon, Oh! Majaharu, Tsukamichi (Tsuka_Michi)
Obj Designers : Rio, Soe Soe (Soe. Soe. 96), Oda_Bash, N. Kuroki, Lionheart35, Mizu. Mizu, G. Ishidaman (Ishidamanace), Ossya!, Takehiro Isaji, Y. Ashizawa, Kaoruru, Nishikawa, Mika R. Winner Ero_Beer_Toku
Back Designers : Mic Senbey, Midorin, Tomo, Nari, Locate, Taka_Oh!!
Demo Designers : Sezabon, N. Kuroki, Ogura_A_1
Effects : Tashiboo, Akirya
Sound : Tate Norio, Konny, Toshio Shimizm (Shimizm), Ackey, Brother Hige, Mariko, Macky, Kyochan (Kyo_Chan), Miwa, Imo
Programmers : Bo_ffffffffng (as Bof), Naoyan Apchiba
Supervisors : Stg_Oyaji 145H, Mim_104 Melon, R. Tuneoka
* Voice Actors :
Terry Bogard, Kim Kaphwan : Satoshi Hashimoto
Joe Higashi : Nobuyuki Hiyama
Bob Wilson, Hon Fu : Toshiyuki Morikawa
Jin Chonshu & Chonrei : Kappei Yamaguchi
Billy Kane : Atsushi Yamanishi
Laurence Blood : Hiroyuki Arita
Tung Fu Rue, Cheng Sinzan : Shigefumi Nakai
Andy Bogard : Keiichi Nanba
Mai Shiranui : Akoya Sogi
Duck King, Geese Howard : Kong Kuwata
Sokaku Mochizuki, Ryuji Yamazaki : Koji Ishii
Blue Mary : Harumi Ikoma
Franco Bash, Wolfgang Krauser, Announcer (English) : B. J. Love
Special Thanks : Kura, MF_Yama. Remix, Shochan, Asami Don
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES (Feb. 05, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGH-223]")
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo CD (Mar. 30, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGCD-223]")
[JP] Sega Saturn (Dec. 25, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-3117G]")
[JP] Sega Saturn (Dec. 25, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-3119G]")
[JP] Nintendo Game Boy (Mar. 27, 1998; "Nettou Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model DMG-ARBJ-JPN]")
[JP] Sega Saturn (Aug 06, 1998; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection [Model T-3124G]")
[JP] Sony PS2 (Feb. 22, 2007; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.6] [Model SLPS-25698]")
[JP] Sony PS2 (may.29, 2008; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25864]")