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Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1 PS2 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Fatal Fury may have first arrived on the scene when the mighty Street Fighter II was still huge, but even so, the series’ historical significance should not be undermined. The Fatal Fury series was a precursor to SNK’s own beloved King of Fighters and had features which would become mainstays of...
Excerpt: The Fatal Fury series has been knocking around for quite some time and includes over 11 titles spanning a decade. The first Battle Archive includes the first four games up to Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory , originally released on the Neo Geo.
Excerpt: Niche games are always hard to pin down and Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 (FFBAV1), a name that just spins off the tongue, is no exception. The game is a compilation of the coin-op classics of Fatal Fury 1 through 3 and Fatal Fury Special, the series being noted as the first game to...
Excerpt: If you are a veteran of the late 80’s or early 90’s arcade scene then you no doubt have heard the name Fatal Fury. Back in the arcade glory days Capcom and SNK had a friendly rivalry that spawned some of the greatest 2D brawlers ever created.
Excerpt: Genre: Fighting Publisher: SNK Playmore USA Developer: SNK Playmore Release Date: August 7, 2007 When it comes to the genre of fighting games, most everyone has heard of SNK. Creators of the 1999 Neo-Geo Multi Video arcade system that allowed more than one game on arcade machines via cartridge swap,...
Summary: Four times the fury at a discount price, no quarters required
Pros: Some of the catchiest tunes to appear in a fighting game series; fighting on three plains was innovative for its time and still plays well today; each game has been faithfully emulated to work on your PS2; not as mind-numbingly challenging on the easier difficulty settings; introduced gamers to M...
Cons: Graphics are not as good as other SNK titles; some special moves are too complicated to pull off; no online gameplay and no real extras to speak of; collection does not include Real Bout or Mark of the Wolves; does include the original Fatal Fury; introduced gamers to Geese Howard
Conclusion: the most badass final boss in fighting game history. There are some other notable characters, including Billy Kane, the British rocker who wields huge a staff; Duck King, the crazy breakdancer; and Tung Fu Rue, the generic old guy who can morph into a huge muscular behemoth.