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Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (c) 1997 SNK.

'Hey, how's it goin', dude?' More old Fatal favorites return to the bout and bring the total of selectable fighters to 19.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : [Model NGM-223]

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

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.

This game is known in Japan as "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special" (translates from Japanese as 'Real Bout Hungry Wolf Legend 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. Fatal Fury - King of Fighters [Model NGM-033] (1991)

2. Fatal Fury 2 [Model NGM-047] (1992)

3. Fatal Fury Special [Model NGM-058] (1993)

4. Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory [Model NGM-069] (1995)

5. Real Bout Fatal Fury [Model NGM-095] (1995)

6. Real Bout Fatal Fury Special [Model NGM-223] (1997)

7. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 - The Newcomers [Model NGM-240] (1998)

8. Fatal Fury Wild Ambition (1999)

9. Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model NGM-253] (1999)

10. Fatal Fury First Contact [Model NEOP00111] (1999, SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color)


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, 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, Announcer (Japanese) : 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


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Feb. 05, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGH-223]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (Mar. 30, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGCD-223]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Dec. 25, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-3117G]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Dec. 25, 1997; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model T-3119G]")

Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (Mar. 27, 1998; "Nettou Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model DMG-ARBJ-JPN]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Aug 06, 1998; "Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection [Model T-3124G]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (Feb. 22, 2007; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.6] [Model SLPS-25698]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (May 29, 2008; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25864]")

* Computers :

PC (2001)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b6 [?]



- 0.139: Added clone 'Real Bout Fatal Fury Special / Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special (Korean release)'.

- 0.79u2: Added new cpu1 rom ($100000) and new gfx3 roms.

- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'Real Bout Fatal Fury Special / Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special'.

- 0.34RC2: Added new sound roms.

- 0.34b6: Added Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (SNK 1996).


Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

Recommended Games (King of Fighters):

Fatal Fury - King of Fighters

Fatal Fury 2

Fatal Fury 3

Fatal Fury Special

Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition

Real Bout Fatal Fury

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

The King of Fighters '94

The King of Fighters '95

The King of Fighters '96

The King of Fighters '97

The King of Fighters '98

The King of Fighters '99

The King of Fighters 2000

The King of Fighters 2001

The King of Fighters 2002

The King of Fighters 2003

The King of Fighters XI

The King of Fighters Neowave

Romset: 50432 kb / 15 files / 23.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="rbffspec" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>Real Bout Fatal Fury Special / Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
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              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="223-p1.p1" size="1048576" crc="f84a2d1d" sha1="fc19225d9dbdb6bd0808023ee32c7829f6ffdef6" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="223-p2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="addd8f08" sha1="abaf5b86c8ec915c07ef2d83fce9ad03acaa4817" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="223-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="7ecd6e8c" sha1="465455afc4d83cbb118142be4671b2539ffafd79" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="223-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="3fee46bf" sha1="e750f85233953853618fcdff980a4721af1710a3" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="223-v1.v1" size="4194304" crc="76673869" sha1="78a26afa29f73de552ffabdbf3fc4bf26be8ae9e" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="223-v2.v2" size="4194304" crc="7a275acd" sha1="8afe87ce822614262b72a90b371fc79155ac0d0c" region="ymsnd" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="223-v3.v3" size="4194304" crc="5a797fd2" sha1="94958e334f86d4d71059af8138f255b8d97a3b01" region="ymsnd" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="223-c1.c1" size="4194304" crc="ebab05e2" sha1="0d60a8b631e3a3dcfbfdd7779dee081c9548ec39" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="223-c6.c6" size="4194304" crc="d8fcef90" sha1="bbccacb27f1e587bc144fe7ce68bd7b327ceaaee" region="sprites" offset="1000001"/>
              <rom name="223-c7.c7" size="4194304" crc="bc80dd2d" sha1="086f372015eede88c6c578595fe915e28a589d2f" region="sprites" offset="1800000"/>
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              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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