Fatal Fury: First Contact is a fighting game released only for the Neo Geo Pocket system and was loosely based on Real Bout's Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers. It is the seventh game in the Fatal Fury series.
STORY / GAMEPLAY Fatal Fury: F-Contact follows the typical formula found in most fighting games, in which you choose your character and fight against other opponents in a two-on-two combat. This title offers a new character named Lao who is playable in Versus Mode only. The gameplay controls consist of an eight directional joystick and three attack buttons: punch, kick and throw. As in all Fatal Fury games, each character has a variety of special techniques that are performed with different combinations of directions and buttons. Just for reference, the original Fatal Fury game was designed by Takashi Nishiyama, the creator of the original Street Fighter (1987).
GRAPHICS / SOUND The game's graphics are quite impressive with beautifully detailed backdrops (up to 40 colors on screen) while the sprites are large and well animated. The sound is also good, offering several in-game tunes and sound effects. Fatal Fury: F-Contact is one of the most technically advanced games ever released for the Neo Geo Pocket hardware!