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GameTap Thursday: unleash the Fatal Fury

Jared Rea

The week is almost over and we've got a whole slew of new titles on GameTap today. We've begun the final stretch of the Summer Throwdown which means from here on out, it's nothing but Terry Bogard. Whether that's good or bad is entirely up to you.

  • Fatal Fury (Neo-Geo) - POWAH DUNK this straight into the garbage can. You've got better fighters, much less Fatal Fury's to choose from.
  • Fatal Fury Special (Neo-Geo) - You're probably never going to play the XBLA port that was announced once upon a time, so you might as well do it here. Aside from awesomely bad commercials, Special's contribution to society is playable Duck King.
  • Real Bout: Fatal Fury (Neo-Geo) - Not counting Garou: Mark of the Wolves (due out on GameTap August 23rd), Real Bout is the last (edit: series) of the 2D Fatal Fury titles. It didn't really fix much of anything, but at least Franco Bash was hilarious to use.
  • Hitman: Contracts (PC) - The series starts to allow for more freedom at this point, making it much more interesting than the previous entries.
  • Betrayal at Krondor (DOS) - Released back in 1993, Sierra's Betrayal at Krondor was a hugely advanced RPG title for its time. As part of the Riftwar series, it also tends to hold a place in the truest of nerd hearts.
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (PC) - Before there was Halo 2's lack of finishing the fight, there was Soul Reaver. Only in this case, it was literally just half a game. This would be the conclusion.
Be sure to come back next week when GameTap will be offering up Overlord, free for subscribers and even more Terry Bogard, if you can imagine that.

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