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- This collection brings the trilogy of this 7 game series to a finale
- The continuing story of the brothers Terry and Andy Bogard and their friend Joe Higashi
- Withness the evolution of 59 characters across 3 titles
- Create your own original character with the color edit function
- Use the Skills list to learn special moves for every character
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So when the Street Fighter Alpha series debuted, SNK (SNK Playmore circa pre-2001) countered by making over the Fatal Fury series, renaming it Real Bout Fatal Fury.
This collection cover that part of the series. If you played the earlier games, you'll noticed a huge number of changes. From the graphic improvements to the button layout. Instant of 4 attack buttons, there's now 3 (punch, kick, strong attack) with the 4th. used to switch planes. This makes playing the fighters (esp. those who debuted in FF 3) easier. Also the games have aged better than the ones in Vol. 1
We start out with Real Bout Fatal Fury which is really FF 3 part 2 as it continues from that game's storyline. The 3 bosses are now playable without a code & we see the return of Kim, Duck, & Billy. This game ends with the final demise of Geese Howard (if you beat with either of the Bogard Bros.) The highlight for this game are the "Round Outs"; every stage save Geese's have a fake barrier at the very end of each side. When it breaks, you and/or enemy can go out of bounds & lose the round. This is the only game with that feature.
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special reintroduce fighters not seen since Fatal Fury Special. (Tung, Cheng, Lawrence, & of course Krauser). The game's intro reminds me of the early part of Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle (an anime movie) when Krauser beats Terry senseless. Geese has been removed (he's still in the game as a hidden final boss. He`s also playable via secret code & there are also hidden extra versions of some fighters).Read more ›
Like how KOF is a culmination of SNK learned about fighting games, the Real Bout series feels like rising storm, elevating the franchise to the next level with every succession. Mark Of The Wolves, while presenting SNK fighters at their absolute apex, feels like a step back in some respects. And here's why: there are only three dedicated buttons for moves, the fourth is strictly dedicated towards the "plain shifting" that the series is best known for. It's elegant, makes learning movesets much more easier, and is extremely attractive to fighting game scrubs like myself who usually have a very difficult time remembering half a dozen button combinations for games like Street Fighter II.
The games are also a little experimental. In the first game, you can knock your opponent out of the ring, usually by breaking down barriers. This adds strategy. In RB Special, the "ring outs" were removed, but you could still break down barriers to open up the stages further. The Real Bout series also has lovely sprite art and music. The characters are anime-esque, but well defined (per the usual), and the music is nice and catchy (I'm particularly fond of Franco Bash's, Hon-Fu's, Andy's, Sokaku's, and Ryuji's themes), though most of it is carried over through subsequent games with some variation in the melodies.
Honestly, there's just so much SNK got right with this trilogy that it's honestly a shame that it's not more well known or remembered.
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Otherwise games are intact & gameplay is unaffected.
Growing up my father bought me the first two Fatal Fury titles in the early 90's when they were only available for the Neo Geo. Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by theOneUpper
I have been a fan of the Fatal Fury series for a long time, and this set of three games from the Real Bout series did not disappoint me. Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Timothy Valenzuela
Fatal Fury does not get the respect it deserves. It has mostly played second fittle to Capcom's Street fighter series. For the most part, rightfully so. Read morePublished on June 19, 2009 by Mark A. Divich
these are a good set of fighting games. I never had access to these games when I was younger. I only knew one person with a neo geo. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by Virdell Jordan Jr.