It makes me sad when I think that my kids will never know the joy of plugging quarters into a machine deep inside a dark (and usually dingy) arcade. Gaming was different then, in a way I can’t explain… the closest I can come is to say we were somehow grateful for new titles (and we certainly didn’t imagine a time when we’d carry them in our pockets and play them in the palms of our hands). I think that’s why the geeks among us get so excited when a legendary arcade title like Fatal Fury Special makes a debut on mobile devices.
Described a one of the most highly praised Fatal Fury titles, this edition was highly successful in arcades (circa the early 1990’s; modern by my personal standards, but wesome enough to overlook that fact) and comes as an update to Fatal Fury 2 (though the developers insist it shouldn’t be seen as a sequel).
Led by iconic protagonist Terry Bogart, Fatal Fury Special is a fantastic entry into the fighting game genre –complete with added combos, 16 fighters, versus battles that let you challenge your friends via Bluetooth, and a new 6-button arcade layout. Many early adopters are complaining about a lack of external controller support, but it is a solid game despite that oversight.
It will cost you a little less than $5 to give it a try, but grab Fatal Fury Special now if you’re in the mood to replay an oldie but a goodie.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.