Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, released in Japan as Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special (リアルバウト餓狼伝説スペシャル, Riaru Bauto Garō Densetsu Supesharu, "Real Bout Legend of the Hungry Wolf Special"), is a 1997 fighting game released by SNK for the Neo-Geo platform. It is the sixth installment in the Fatal Fury series and the second game in the Real Bout sub-series, following the original Real Bout Fatal Fury. This game features all new graphics and returns to an enhanced two-level plane system similar to Fatal Fury 2. A port for the PlayStation was made and re-titled Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special Dominated Mind.


A translation of the official story is as follows:

The tales of the legendary battle has been unfurled. Eyes met on both sides and fists clashed. Fate ironically took hold of the chaos and started another sublime development.

Even if there seems to be no requests for it...

Now, the experienced fighters can reflect on their fights and wounds. What recognition were they looking for with their strength?

Each of them are legends in their own right. No one wants to assume that this fight can change this fact. However, no fight is ever perfect. These fights alone could not satisfy them...

Wings spread to the sky... United to decide who is the superior, the martial artists gather to refine themselves in battle.

On the stage known as the Real Bout Fatal Fury Special.


Hidden & Alternate Characters



GameBoy Exclusive Character


Note: When the fight overcomes the ends of the stages, the fighter breaks some elements of the stages. This occurs when one of the fighters gets stunned.
Warning: The sight of some stages can cause epilepsy.
  • USA Beach — Terry, Mary & Duck: A desert beach, next to a house. Can be seen surf boards, piers, a yatch, palm trees, sailboards and, in some rounds, a fat man sleeping in other yatch.
    • Changes: In the 1st round, day; in the 2nd round, sunset, from the 3rd round, night.
    • Intro: the shinning sun descending until the point of the fight.
  • Japan — Andy, Mai & Sokaku: A bridge next to a temple. The fight takes on a piece of dry land under the bridge, in a night of full moon. Can be seen stone stairs and sakura trees.
    • Changes: in the two first rounds, night; from the 3rd round, day.
    • Intro: sakura petals falling.
  • Brazil — Joe, Franco & Bob: The Amazon Forest. The fight takes next a river, which can be seen a boat, a waterfall, trees, vegetation, a shack and a jaguar.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, day and a rainbow; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round, night.
  • China — Tung & Chonrei: A cliff near a river. Can be seen bamboos, mountains, a panda, wooden beams, lumberjack items and a furnace.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, day; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round, night.
  • Hong Kong — Cheng, Hon & Yamazaki: The Central District. The fight takes next to the train tracks. Can be seen outdoors, a wooden structure a barber shop and egg, pork and chicken meat shops, besides people cheering. Similiar to Pai Long's stage in AOF 2, and a similiar version can be seen in KOF '98 UM.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, day; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round, night.
    • Note: During the rounds, the bus change of color.
  • South Korea — Kim & Chonshu: The Changdeokgung Palace, in Seoul. This place is used by Kim and his students for training. Can be seen them training or watching the fight. Also can be seen the flag of South Korea.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, day; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round; winter.
  • USA Studio — Billy: A music studio. Can be seen musical instruments (including a drum with Billy's name), the flag of England, clothes drying on improvised clotheslines (reference to his habit of liking clean clothes), lights, soundboxes, posters with the expression NO SMOKING and giant screens showing the host fighter and the word FIRE (one of his skills with the staff), besides a hawk in the floor.
    • Note: the only change in this stage is the color of the floor.
  • Germany — Laurence & Krauser: A new version of the Stroheim Castle. The fight takes in an open air balcony. Can be seen the castle, shrubs, stairs and a symbol on the floor, besides an other castle in the background. Laurence fights in the day version of the stage, and Krauser fights in the night version.
    • Changes: in the day version, iin the 1st round, day; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round; the other castle disappears; in the night version, the forest turns more darker each round.
    • Note: In the day version, in the left, can be seen a mural with a stuffed bull's head; in the night version, a pyrelit.
  • Geese Tower: In this version of the famous stage, can be seen candles, statues of Asian and American cultures, pillars and Chinese lanterns. Associated with Nightmare Geese.


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