Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 – The Newcomers was developed by SNK Corp., Released in 1998
23 of the finest South Town fighters in the 7th installment of this SNK game.
Runs on the SNK “Neo-Geo MVS” hardware.
Game ID : NGM-240
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Power Attack [D] Move Between Planes
This game was shown at the 1998 AOU Amusement Expo show, in Japan. it was then released in March 1998.
The title of the game translates from Japanese as ‘Real Bout Hungry Wolf Legend 2’.
This game is known outside Japan as ‘Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 – The Newcomers’.
Things that changed in this particular game :
* The game now features ‘single plane’ stages (like the ones seen in “Fatal Fury – King of Fighters”, “Fatal Fury 2” & “Fatal Fury Special”) in which you can slam enemies against background objects!
* The breakable objects system seen in Real Bout Special is gone. Also the “evil character” versions of some characters are gone as well.
* Newcomers in this game are : Li Xiangfei, Rick Strowd & Alfred.
A serious bug : Using a USA bios ROM if you insert a coin on the ‘winners don’t use drugs’ screen on a single slot the games will use the neogeo bios s1 tile-set rather than the game tiles, this causes most of the graphics to be hidden and the games to be unplayable, it will also end up using the main-board z80 bios so sound will be broken, the games should fix themselves if you let them run another attract loop after game-over, on a multi-slot the games will reset. This is one of the first 4 ‘gigapower’ games, the bug was fixed after that.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 The Newcomers / PCCB-00310) on April 17, 1998.
– TIPS AND TRICKS –
* Fight against Alfred : Begin game play in single player mode, finish off the first 10 fights with no losses, score over 750000 by the time the 10th fight is won, land 5 P.POWER moves or 7 S.POWER moves. You will fight Alfred in a desert type stage.
* You may scope out each character’s best records by tapping A button to move forward or B button to move back at the score ranking screen :).
– SERIES –
1. Garou Densetsu – Shukumei no Tatakai [Model NGM-033] (1991, MVS)
2. Garou Densetsu 2 – Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGM-047] (1992, MVS)
3. Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-058] (1993, MVS)
4. Garou Densetsu 3 – Harukanaru Tatakai [Model NGM-069] (1995, MVS)
5. Real Bout Garou Densetsu [Model NGM-095] (1995, MVS)
6. Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-223] (1997, MVS)
7. Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 – The Newcomers [Model NGM-240] (1998, MVS)
8. Fatal Fury – Wild Ambition (1999, ARC)
9. Garou – Mark of the Wolves [Model NGM-253] (1999, MVS)
10. Fatal Fury First Contact [Model NEOP00111] (1999, NGPC)
Executive Producer : Takashi Nishiyama
Producer : Hiroshi Matsumoto
Co-Producer : S. Itoh
Planners : Tsukamichi (Tsuka Michi+2), Takahisa Yariyama, Maja OH! Mori, Oda-Q, Emi-Gon
Design Front : Soe Soe (Soe-Soe), Honekawa Now-45Kg, Nobuyuki Kuroki, Ito-Taku, Ogura Eiichi, Nal, Y. Ashizawa, G. Ishidaman (G. Ishida Man DX), Yas. Kamae, Mimika, Tashiboo, Tokumasa, Yuuichi Uchide, CG, Team CG. Works
Back Designers : Mic Senbei, Murayama, Tomo, Daisuke, Risa, Sakura3, Midorin, Hidenao. J, Shimiji, Eiko
Demo Designers : Kaoruru, Uruuru, Kumiko. M
Sound : Sha-V, Miwa, Marino, Captain Beroou
Programmers : Boffffffng (as Bof), Kura, Air as G. Rok. (Konbu)
Supervisors : Kiyoshi Asai, SG Melon
Voice Actors : Satoshi Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Kappei Yamaguchi, Atsushi Yamanishi, Hiroyuki Arita, Keiichi Nanba, Akoya Sogi, Kong Kuwata, Koji Ishii, Harumi Ikoma, B. J. Love, Tanny Yamaguchi, Mami Kingetsu, Hiro Yuuki, Mi Yeon Jeong, Ji Hwan Ahn
Special Thanks : Sekotch, Anne, Uni & Buri (XO), Bashi, Shochan, Asami Don, Oh!Butch
– PORTS –
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES (Apr. 29, 1998; “Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 [Model NGH-240]”)
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo CD (jul.23, 1998; “Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 [Model NGCD-240]”)
[JP] Sony PS2 (Feb. 22, 2007; “Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.6] [Model SLPS-25698]”)
[JP] Sony PS2 (may.29, 2008; “Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25864]”)
[EU] Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] (oct.04, 2012)