GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 274 ratings
7.2
Please Sign In to rate Fatal Fury Special
Score Breakdown Based on 274 ratings
  1. 10 (26)
  2. 9 (49)
  3. 8 (73)
  4. 7 (69)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (5)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

What Gamespot Users have to say about Fatal Fury Special

  • User Rating:6.5

    classic 2d fighter . Amazing if it was in hd!!!

    Man ive never been a neo geoist. I was always a capcom fighter. Street fighter , dark stalkers, and the import games that needed a ram cartridge to play, via a mod chip and ram cartridge sega saturn. Ahh the good ol days... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    My personal favorite among SNES fighters...

    The Plot: After avenging their father’s death by defeating Geese Howard, Terry and Andy Bogard and Co. have returned to South Town to participate in the “King of Fighters” tournament only to find that Geese’s turf ha... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6

    A very traditional fighting game

    Fatal Fury has many characters that would later on go to the King of Fighters series. The main game itself is quite simple and easy, what the player has to focus on is knowing all the movesets (or of course button mashi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4

    Cheap doesnt always mean good value

    400 points, yep only 400 points but if you already have the live arcade versions of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat then what is the point of this? The answer to that is, well, nothing really as it treads over the same ... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Classic 2D fighter that's still fun to play today

    Man... I remember Fatal Fury when I was a kid putting quarters in the arcade. THE DAYS, you know what I'm sayin? This brings back memories. Kids these days are spoiled. They never experienced playing World Heroes, Ar... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5

    Is this a joke?

    What the HELL is going on with these Xbox live arcarde 2d fighters? Why is the difficulty settings SCREWED UP on all of them. Had this with street fighter 2. Put it on beginner settings or put it on the hardest, it all p... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5

    Wasn't Fatal Fury suppose to be good?

    Hugely dissapointed; in game response time seems to slightly lag which is hugely detrimental to any 2d fighter, computer response time is not only amazing but impossible to match given the gamers handicap, menu system is... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    After all these years this game holds up suprisingly well. It's an awesome game but not without one flaw... read on...

    Fatal Fury Special is without a doubt a great game to add to your Xbox Live Arcade collection. The graphics look amazingly good for a game that was released almost 15 years ago and the game play is surprisingly still ent... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    A good roster and fun multi-player, but not much else.

    Fatal Fury Special is definetly the best in the series. It has a good number of unique characters all with special moves. Their are three different modes to choose from, but multi-player is the only one you will really f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    It could of been a good fighter but the unbalanced cast and low replay value make it difficult to recommend.

    *** FATAL FURY SPECIAL *** THE GOOD -Large cast of characters -Good controls -Good level design -Nice audio THE BAD -Low replay value -Unbalanced characters OVERVIEW Fatal Fury Special brings Terry... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • 12 results
  • 1
  • 2