Fatal Fury (Garou Densetsu) for Super NES
Move List, Character Information, and Other Good Stuff
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22 February 2004
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S the Great
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Fatal Fury
Platform: Super NES
Developer: SNK
Publisher: Takara
Year(s): 1991, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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Defense of Fatal Fury
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	Fatal Fury has a history of being the most slammed fighting game ever.
It's been called a poor-looking, lethargic, unimpressive Street Fighter II
clone. In its defense, it's fun to play, dammit! The graphics are indeed noth-
ing special, but they're more-or-less on the same level as the first Street
Fighter II game. It doesn't need to be innovative or groundbreaking (although
the Neo·Geo version, with its multi-plane fighting, time-of-day changes, and
two-against-one mode, WAS innovative to some extent); it's flat-out fun to
play, especially the 2-Player mode. Besides, EVERY fighting game is a ripoff of
Street Fighter II, direct or indirect. Fatal Fury is actually more of a ripoff
of the original Street Fighter than anything else. I've played the original
Street Fighter, and if Fatal Fury was trying to copy that, it was most defin-
itely an improvement. But I digress.
        Anyhow, it IS true that the play control ain't so great on this game,
which makes finding and executing moves either a chore or a fool's errand. It
took me forever to find new moves. Galen Komatsu did a now-famous FAQ using the
moves from the Genesis manual. It's great for the Genesis version (which I've
since played, but trust you me, it wasn't worth writing a FAQ on), but does a
body little good for the SNES version. So I'm going to spare the rest of you
the pain and horror I went through! I'll also occasionally throw in information
from later games for good measure. Wondering what the deal is with the charac-
ters? Wondering how in the hell that one computer dude does that one move? Read
on, little man, read on!

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Story
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South Town: 1991

        South Town is probably the most corrupt, violent, decadent cities you
will ever visit. In South Town, fighting is a way of life, crime is rampant and
unfettered, and the de facto ruler of all the fighting, the organized crime,
the drug dealing, and the corruption is Geese Howard. Geese has ruled all crim-
inal operations with an iron fist.
	Ten years ago, when Geese's empire was in its formative stages, there
was only one person whom Geese considered a threat, Jeff Bogard. Jeff learned
martial arts alongside Geese years before, but their master trusted Jeff over
Geese (rightfully), which made the poor evil genius insanely jealous. Geese
knew Jeff really was a better fighter, and he had to get rid of Jeff as soon as
possible. To make a long story short(er), Geese trapped and killed Jeff Bogard.
        Every year in South Town, Geese hosts the King of Fighters tournament.
Fighters from around the world--using a plethora of different fighting styles--
converge in South Town to fight. Their goal is for the title of the King of
Fighters--and the cash prize that comes with it. The defending champion of the
King of Fighters tournament is Geese's bodyguard, Billy Kane. Whenever a con-
tender defeats him--and that doesn't happen very often--they fight the sponsor
of the tournament, Geese Howard. Nobody has ever survived a fight against Geese
Howard, and many have tried.
        This year (1991), a number of South Town locals are participating in
the tourney. There's Michael Max, professional boxer and beach bum, Richard
Myer [sic], Capoeira master and restauranteur, Duck King, a fierce fighter and
dancer, and Tung Fu Rue, Jeff's master. Geese also has his three bodyguards
thrown in for good measure, Hwa Jai, Raiden, and Billy Kane. However, there are
three contenders in particular who interest Geese: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard,
and Joe Higashi. The three call themselves the Lone Wolves. Terry and Andy are
the sons of Jeff Bogard who are out for revenge against Geese, joined by their
sworn friend Joe. Geese absently dismisses the fighters as posing no threat.
They won't be a problem... will they?
NOTE: In 1994, the King of Fighters tournament is taken over by Rugal Bernstein
and it becomes its own series of games: "King of Fighters '94"; "King of Fight-
ers '95"; "King of Fighters '96"; etc.

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Moves
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Chart
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B       Back
F       Forward
D       Down
U       Up
UB      Up & Back
UF      Up & Forward
DB      Down & Back
DF      Down & Forward
x, y    Do x, then y
x + y   Do x and y (or y at the end of x)
xr      Do x repeatedly with Control Pad in neutral
QCF     Quarter Circle Forward
QCB     Quarter Circle Back
HCF     Half Circle Forward
HCF     Half Circle Back
Hold    Hold Control Pad in certain direction
(A)     A Button (Throw)
(B)     B Button (Kick)
(Y)     Y Button (Punch)
[U]     This move is unproven. It's in the manual, but has rarely/never worked
        for me.
[S]     I found this move myself; it's not in the manual.

[ffs]   This data was contradicted by the Fatal Fury Special manual.

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Lone Wolves (both players can play; used in Champion Battle)
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Terry Bogard
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Data

Name:           Terry Bogard
DOB:            15 March 1971
Height:         6'1" [ffs (6')]
Weight:         165 lb. [ffs (170 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Martial Arts

Story

        Terry is the son of the late martial arts master Jeff Bogard. Terry i-
dolized his father and learned how to fight so that he could grow up to be just
like Jeff. Terry was devastated when Geese killed Jeff. He has spent the latter
half of his life learning how to fight to get his revenge on Geese. Except for
the dead father thing, Terry is a pretty easy-going guy who fights for fun and
likes a good barfight every now and then. He is the main character of Fatal Fu-
ry, and essentially SNK's poster child.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Special Moves

QCB + (Y)               Burn Knuckle (aka Burning Knuckle)
Hold D, U + (Y)         Slam Attack (aka Rising Tackle)
QCB, UB + (B)           Super Shot Kick (aka Crack Shoot) [U]
QCF + (Y)               Power Wave


Andy Bogard
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Data

Name:           Andy Bogard
DOB:            16 August 1972
Height:         5'8"
Weight:         147 lb. [ffs (152 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Kop-po (aka Kopo-ken, Koppo)

Story

        Andy is Terry's little brother. Andy has always been a lot shorter and
scrawnier than Terry, much to his chagrin. Andy was probably even more hurt
than Terry by Jeff's murder (if that's even possible). Andy spent the next ten
years in Japan, learning the art of Koppo from master Hanzo Shiranui. There, he
met and befriended Joe Higashi and Mai Shiranui. (Mai is a woman who figures
strongly into this game's successors, if you're not familiar with her.) Andy is
a fair fighter, but to account for his height disadvantage, he trains intens-
ively every single day and makes training his first priority. His goals are to
defeat Geese and win a fair fight against his brother.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

Hold DB, F + (Y)        Body Spin [ffs (Shadow Splitter)]
QCF, UF + (Y)           Dragon Bullet [U]
Hold DB, UF + (B)       Shotgun Kick
QCB + (Y)               Flying Punch


Joe Higashi
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Data

Name:           Joe Higashi
DOB:            12 March 1972 [ffs (29 March 1972)]
Height:         6'
Weight:         158 lb. [ffs (159 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Mu-e-tai (aka Muetai)

Story

        Joe Higashi is the World Champion of his fighting style, Muetai. He has
a strong reputation in both Japan and Thailand. He and Andy Bogard are the best
of friends. While Andy is dedicated and reserved, Joe is outgoing and talka-
tive. Joe went with Andy to Japan to avenge Andy's father's death. He could be
kicked out of the Muetai Association for participating in the King of Fighters
tournament. (This turns out not to be a problem.)

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

Hold DB, UF + (B)       Slash Kick
(Y)r                    Machine Gun Punch
QCF, UF + (B)           Tiger Kick [U]
HCF + (Y)               Hurricane Uppercut

NOTE: The Street Fighter series calls Joe's fighting style "Muay Thai."

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Computer Characters (second player can use; computer uses in Champion Battle)
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Michael Max
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Data

Name:           Michael Max
DOB:            17 September 1966
Height:         5'11"
Weight:         204 lb.
Fighting Style: Boxing

Story

        Michael Max is a professional boxer from South Town. He hates rules,
and would like to fight to the death if he could. He has entered the King of
Fighters tournament to give him a chance to use all the violence he wants...
and win. He enjoys hanging out at Sound Beach.

Abilities

Jump    No
Squat   Yes
Throw   No

Moves

QCF, UF, U + (Y)        Tornado Uppercut
(Y)r                    Rushing Punch
Hold B, F + (Y)         Gust Punch [S]
B, B                    Step Away [S]

NOTE: Michael Max can't throw kicks; he throws punches instead.


Richard Myer
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Data

Name:           Richard Meyer
DOB:		22 February 1962
Height:         6'2"
Weight:         174 lb.
Fighting Style: Kapo-Era (aka Capoeira)

Story

        Richard Myer is an expert at Capoeira, a kick-based Brazilian and Afri-
can form of martial arts with an irregular rhythm. He enrolled in the King of
Fighters tournament to demonstrate Capoeira's power. When he's not fighting, he
manages the Pao Pao Cafe (aka the Pow-Pow Cafe), a restaurant in South Town.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   No
Throw   No

Moves

Hold D, U + (Y)         Hand-Stand Kick
QCF, UF + (B)           Rolling Kick [U]

NOTE: Richard Myer's last name is actually spelled "Meyer." That's the spelling
in the Neo·Geo version, which is the definitive version in terms of continuity.
NOTE: The computer's Richard Meyer has a move wherein he clings to the wall and
kicks at the enemy. I have yet to figure out how to do that move, and I don't
believe it's possible for human players.
NOTE: Notice that the computer invariably never performs the Hand-Stand Kick or
Rolling Kick. I personally thought that was odd.
NOTE: Richard can't throw punches; he throws kicks instead.


Duck King
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Data

Name:           Duck King
DOB:            22 February 1967
Height:         6'3" [ffs (5'9")]
Weight:         136 lb. [ffs (137 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Martial Arts [ffs (Street Dancing)]

Story

        Duck King has always been quick and agile. He fights using a style he
calls "street dancing," which is basically hip-hop dancing adapted to kick some
ass! He can't hit as hard as the other fighters (or so it's been said), but his
speed more than makes up for it. However, Duck has never been able to beat Ter-
ry Bogard in a fight, and intends to do that in this tournament.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

Hold B, F + (Y)         Head Spin Attack
HCF + (A)               Backdrop


Tung Fu Rue
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Data

Name:           Tung Fu Rue
DOB:            14 April 1924
Height:         5'5" [ffs (5'3")]
Weight:         101 lbs
Fighting Style: Tai-Kyoku-Ken (aka Tai Chi Chuan)

Story

        Tung Fu Rue may look like a harmless old man, but make no mistake, he
is probably the most powerful user of Tai-Kyoku-Ken the world has ever known.
He knows secret techniques and is able to change into something a lot bigger,
dangerous, and more powerful (assuming he wasn't already). Tung was Jeff's tea-
cher before Jeff died, and he made sure the Bogard brothers were safe in the
ten years following Jeff's death. Tung is in the tournament to avenge Jeff.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   No
Throw   No

Moves

(small)
QCB + (Y)               Sen-Shippo [S]
(large)
Hold D, U + (B)         Hurricane Kick
Hold B, F + (Y)         Hurricane Punch [ffs (Sen-Pu-Go-Ken)]

NOTE: Tung transforms automatically. The first time, he goes from small to
large when about a third of his energy is depleted. He reverts to small when
the next third of his energy is depleted.
NOTE: Tung can't be thrown when he is large.


Hwa Jai
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Data

Name:           Hwa Jai
DOB:            24 June 1964
Height:         6'
Weight:         154 lb.
Fighting Style: Mu-e-tai (aka Muetai)

Story

        "Dragon Kick" Hwa Jai lost the Muetai Championship to Joe Higashi. In-
dignant over his loss, Hwa is out for revenge. This time, he's a bodyguard for
Geese Howard. Hwa's strange actions lead other fighters to believe he's insane.
It's debatable, but it is true that he becomes a lot more powerful when drunk.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

QCF, UF + (B)           Dragon Kick
HCB + (A)               Back-Breaker

NOTE: The manual says the motion of the Back-Breaker is HCF (and has a picture
depicting the same). However, that move is the exact same as Hwa's normal
throw. The correct move is above.
NOTE: Hwa Jai can only do the Dragon Kick when he's intoxicated. When about a
third of his energy is depleted, Ripper (Geese's non-fighting henchman) hands
him a bottle of liquor, which seems to empower Hwa. Once intoxicated, he hits
harder and can do the Dragon Kick move.


Raiden
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Data

Name:           Raiden/Big Bear
DOB:            3 March 1964
Height:         6'9"
Weight:         462 lb. [ffs (463 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Pro-Wrestling

Story

        This Australian pro-wrestler gave up the sport so that he could fight
without having to worry about those pesky rules. He now works for Geese, and
the King of Fighters tournament makes the perfect outlet for the constant anger
inside of him. He now beats people into submission in disguise.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

QCF + (Y)               Poison Fog [ffs (Breath of Fire)]
QCF, UF + (Y)           Neck Choker [ffs (Neck Grab)]

NOTE: Raiden's throw is more powerful than most special moves! It takes off ov-
er a third of your opponent's energy!
NOTE: I personally have a very difficult time executing the Poison Fog, but it
does work... eventually.


Billy Kane
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Data

Name:           Billy Kane
DOB:            25 December 1967
Height:         6' [ffs (5'8")]
Weight:         169 lb. [ffs (170 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Javelin (aka Cudgel, Stick-Fighting, Bojitsu)

Story

        In a lot of ways, Billy Kane is even more psychotic and unscrupulous
than his boss, Geese Howard. He was banished from Greece, but now he's Geese
Howard's loyal right-hand man. Billy idolizes his boss, and would never betray
him. He fiercely protects his boss with his rod, and is the absolute master of
his fighting style. Billy is the reigning champion of the King of Fighters
tournament, but can that change?

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   No
Throw   No

Moves

Hold B, F + (Y)         Tornado Jump Stick
(Y)r                    Machine Gun Stick

NOTE: If the computer version of Billy throws his rod, he is impervious to all
attacks until Ripper replaces it. This isn't true of Billy when he's being con-
trolled.


Geese Howard
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Data

Name:           Geese Howard
DOB:            21 January 1953
Height:         6'1" [ffs (6')]
Weight:         180 lb. [ffs (181 lb.)]
Fighting Style: Ancient Martial Arts

Story

      Geese Howard is the undisputed leader of the South Town syndicate. He has
a number of bodyguards to do his bidding, but he himself is a formidable fight-
er. He uses a large mix of different fighting styles. He killed Jeff ten years
ago. The Lone Wolves are starting to interest Geese, but he still has no idea
of what they can do.

Abilities

Jump    Yes
Squat   Yes
Throw   Yes

Moves

HCF + (Y)               Violent Wave
QCF, UF + (Y)           Neck Choker [U]

NOTE: The ultra-cheap computer version of Geese can throw enemies who jump-kick
him while they're in the air. Geese is only the first of SNK's long tradition
of bosses who are so damn frustrating that it's almost enough to take all the
fun out of the challenge.

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Ending
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        Each of the Lone Wolves takes down the other fighters one by one. Duck,
Richard, Tung, and Michael all went down. Joe defeated Hwa Jai after a long
fight in which both were wounded. Terry defeated Raiden. Billy Kane proved to
be a tough opponent. It took both Bogard brothers to take him down, and even
then it took a lot out of Andy. Geese invited the three up to Geese Tower. No-
body had ever survived a fight with Geese. Joe and Andy tried to fight him, but
both were tired and haggard and they were defeated. Terry fought Geese and af-
ter a long, tiring battle, Terry kept beating up Geese brutally. Terry's fini-
sher was throwing Geese out the window of the Geese Tower. Geese is said to
have died a few hours later in a hospital.
        In later games we learn that Geese had faked his death, and came back
with a vengeance. But this FAQ isn't about later games, is it?

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QuickList
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        Here's a quick reference to the special moves in Fatal Fury:

Terry
QCB + (Y)               Burn Knuckle
Hold D, U + (Y)         Slam Attack
QCB, UB + (B)           Super Shot Kick
QCF + (Y)               Power Wave

Andy
Hold DB, F + (Y)        Body Spin
QCF, UF + (Y)           Dragon Bullet
Hold DB, UF + (B)       Shotgun Kick
QCB + (Y)               Flying Punch

Joe
Hold DB, UF + (B)       Slash Kick
(Y)r                    Machine Gun Punch
QCF, UF + (B)           Tiger Kick
HCF + (Y)               Hurricane Uppercut

Michael
QCF, UF, U + (Y)        Tornado Uppercut
(Y)r                    Rushing Punch
Hold B, F + (Y)         Gust Punch
B, B                    Step Away

Richard
Hold D, U + (Y)         Hand-Stand Kick
QCF, UF + (B)           Rolling Kick

Duck
Hold B, F + (Y)         Head Spin Attack
HCF + (A)               Backdrop

Tung
(small)
QCB + (Y)               Sen-Shippo
(large)
Hold D, U + (B)         Hurricane Kick
Hold B, F + (Y)         Hurricane Punch

Hwa
QCF, UF + (B)           Dragon Kick
HCB + (A)               Back-Breaker

Raiden
QCF + (Y)               Poison Fog
QCF, UF + (Y)           Neck Choker

Billy
Hold B, F + (Y)         Tornado Jump Stick
(Y)r                    Machine Gun Stick

Geese
HCF + (Y)               Violent Wave
QCF, UF + (Y)           Neck Choker

        If there's anything else you need concerning this game, e-mail me here:
s_the_great @ hotmail.com

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Most Recent Update
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A massive trimming of fat, and a few grammatical corrections. Well, I shouldn't
say "corrections," but I tried to fix my radical underuse of personal pronouns.

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