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Fatal Fury: First Contact

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Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

24%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchDec 23, 2020

Publisher: SNK

Genre: Fighting

Those legendary wolves stake their claim on a new stage! Utilize earth-shattering special moves and reach for the top! - FATAL FURY newcomers like Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei clash fists with nostalgic fan-favorites Terry, Geese, and Mai Shiranui! - Easier for beginners thanks to single-lane fighting! Unleash an ultra-lethal POTENTIAL POWER move at the brink of death to turn the tables on your foes! - Invite a friend over for some 1on1 action in either tabletop or handheld mode! Find out who has what it takes to be hailed as the best in Southtown!

Fatal Fury: First Contact Critic Reviews

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Fatal Fury First Contact is a solid little fighting game, but it has little to offer beyond that. Unless you are specifically a huge fan of the Neo Geo Pocket or all things Fatal Fury, there are definitely better fighting games you can spend your money on.

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Nintendo Life

Kerry Brunskill
7 / 10
Nintendo Life

On Switch, Fatal Fury: First Contact is forced to fend off worthy alternatives on two fronts as anyone interested in this title has probably already bought one of the more fully-featured Neo Geo Pocket fighters available on the eShop, and Hamster has provided a painstakingly accurate portable version of the game its based on as part of its Arcade Archives series, but that still leaves us with a fast-paced and fluid scuffle-'em-up that's easy to enjoy in short, commitment-free bursts, making it perfect for a quick round of lunch break gaming.

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In 1999, a portable arcade fighting game probably blew a few minds. Like many games of the era, time hasn't been too kind to Fatal Fury First Contact. You can't deny the charm, though, and its simplicity allows for a quick fighting game fix during breaks or right before bed. Serious fighting game fans may want to look elsewhere, but it's not altogether terrible.

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There still isn't an on-screen moves list, although even a passing familiarity with the usual SNK fighter directional combos will serve you well here. Otherwise, there's a big beautiful scan of the game's manual for you to consult (just write everything down somewhere). While I remain tickled that these NGPC ports even exist, though, I am beginning to long for different things, especially since these fighters all look more or less like the same game.

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