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Box artwork for Real Bout Fatal Fury.
Real Bout Fatal Fury
System(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows
Preceded byFatal Fury 3
Followed byReal Bout Fatal Fury Special
SeriesFatal Fury
Japanese titleリアルバウト餓狼伝説 (Real Bout Garou Densetsu)
Release date(s)
Arcade icon.png Arcade
Neo Geo icon.png Neo Geo
Neo Geo CD icon.png Neo Geo CD
Sega Saturn icon.png Sega Saturn
PlayStation icon.png PlayStation
Flag of the European Union.svg August, 1997
CERO: CERO B.jpg Ages 12 and up
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
PEGI: PEGI 12.png Ages 12+
Neoseeker Related Pages
TwitchReal Bout Fatal Fury Channel

Real Bout Fatal Fury continues right where Fatal Fury 3 left off. At the end of the last game, Geese Howard obtains all the sacred Hidensho scrolls. But his plans are foiled when the Jin brothers destroy them. Shortly afterwards, Geese holds another King of Fighters fighting tournament.

All the characters from Fatal Fury 3 return, as do Kim Kaphwan, the Duck King and Billy Kane from previous installments.

The game is very similar to its predecessor but still has a few big changes. The Arcade-NeoGeo-D.png button is changed from an attack button to one that strictly does plane shifting. The other big change Desperation/Hidden Desperation attack system has been replaced with the S. Power/P. Power system requiring a power a separate power bar to do super moves.

The game is best remembered for the canonical death of Geese Howard, refusing help from the Bogard brothers and falling from Geese tower.

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Character Select[edit]

Terry Andy Joe
Franco Mai Bob
Real Geese Bout
Billy Hon-Fu Yamazaki
Sokaku Mary Kim
Chonrei Chonshu Duck King