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Art of Fighting / Ryūko no Ken (JPN)
Fighting Game by SNK
Neo Geo
Worldwide
9/24/1992
Super NES
Worldwide
10/29/1993
Genesis
Worldwide
1/14/1994
Turbo CD
Worldwide
3/26/1994
Neo Geo CD
Worldwide
9/9/1994
Art of Fighting Anthology (Playstation 2)
Compilation release
Worldwide
5/11/2006
WiiWare/Virtual Console
Worldwide
10/8/2007
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Playstation Portable)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
5/5/2008
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Playstation 2)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
5/5/2008
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Wii)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
7/29/2008
Playstation Network
Worldwide
12/21/2010
ACA NeoGeo: Ryuuko no Ken (PlayStation 4)
Japan
3/23/2017
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting (Xbox One)
Worldwide
3/23/2017
Art of Fighting Anthology (PlayStation 4)
Compilation release
Worldwide
8/29/2017
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting (Switch)
Worldwide
9/21/2017
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting (Windows)
Windows 10 release.
Worldwide
12/15/2017
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting (Android)
Worldwide
4/27/2022
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting (iOS)
Worldwide
4/27/2022

Fighters
Todoh
Ryo Sakazaki
Robert Garcia
Jack Turner
Mr. Big
Lee Pai Long
King
Micky Rogers
John Crawley
Mr. Karate

Gameplay
Backdash (Backdash)
Bonus Stage (Bonus Games)
Periodic breaks in story mode; "Bottle Cut" and "Ice Pillar Smash" are timing games that increase your spirit and life meter respectively, while "Initiate Super Fire Blow" allows you to practice and unlock the Haohshokoken super move.
Dash (Dash)
Raz (Taunt (benefit))
Push this to reduce your opponent's spirit gauge by a fixed amount.
Spirit Gauge (Metered Specials)
An auxillary meter that governs the strength of your specials. It can be charged when depleted, but you are entirely vulnerable during the charge.
Spirit Restoration (Manual Charging)
Restore your spirit level when you have a breathing space and then attack with a special attack!
Jack Turner
Throw Moves

Body Slam / ボディスラム
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
Over the shoulder throw. Jack seems to be unable to perform this move in a mirror match on AOF1.
Special Moves

Knuckle Pad / 極ナックルパート, Burning Knuckles, Knuckles of Fury
qcf+abtn
Hops forward with an energy straight.

Sliding Kick / スライディングキック
qcf+bbtn
Slides across the floor with both feet out.

Super Drop Kick / 超ドロップキック, Ultra Drop Kick
dbackwardforward+bbtn
Jack does a big ole two footed drop kick.
Desperation Moves

Giant Press / ジャイアントプレス
forwardhcf+cbtn [SNES Only]
John Crawley
Special Moves

Flying Attack / フライングアタック
dbackwardforward+abtn
John jumps at his opponents head, spinning rapidly.

Mega Smash / メガスマッシュ
qcf+abtn
A quick energy shot from the forearms.

Overdrive Kick / オーバードライブキック
qcb+bbtn
A bunch of kicks and a backfist finish.
Desperation Moves

Spinning Crush / スピニングクラッシュ
dbackwardforward+cbtn [SNES Only]
King
Special Moves

2-Layer Flying Kick / 飛び二段蹴り, Tobi Nidan Geri
dbackwardforward+bbtn
A jumping knee strike followed by a side kick.

Moushuu Kyaku / 猛襲脚, Furious Kick
qcb+bbtn
Rapid kicks with a roundhouse finish.

Venom Strike / ベノムストライク
qcf+bbtn
Kicks out a small burst of energy.
Desperation Moves

Bloody Dance / ブラッディダンス
qcbforward+bbtn+cbtn [SNES Only]
Lee Pai Long
Special Moves

Hyakuretsu Ken / 百裂拳, The Hundred Blows of Hurt
forwardbackwardforward+cbtn
Lee does some punching and if they strike, he punches a lot more.

Hyakuretsu Senpuu Kyaku / 百烈旋風脚, The Hundred Whirlwind Kick
dbackwardforward+bbtn
Lee kicks out with energy on his foot, then kicks some more in the opponents face.

Tetsu No Tsume / 鉄の爪, Iron Talon Slice
qcf+abtn/bbtn
Lee rotates rapidly with claws outstretched.
Desperation Moves

Hisho Senpuu Geki / 飛翔旋風撃, Flying Whirlwind Attack
forwardhcf+abtn [SNES Only]
Micky Rogers / Mickey Rogers
Special Moves

Burning Upper / バーニングアッパー
qcf+abtn
Uppercuts a big wave of energy out at his foe.

Rolling Upper / ローリングアッパー
qcf+bbtn
Uppercuts a small wave of energy on the ground.
Desperation Moves

Burning Rush / バーニングラッシュ
forwardqcf+bbtn+cbtn [SNES Only]
Mr. Big
Special Moves

Cross Diving / クロスダイビング
qcfuforwardup+abtn
Big's mock Psycho Crusher.

Ground Blaster / グランドブラスター
qcf+abtn
Big strikes his sticks on the ground, kicking up a wave.
Desperation Moves

Lightning Cross / ライトニングクロス
forwardhcf+abtn [SNES Only]
Mr. Karate
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage / 巴投げ
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
Special Moves

Haoh Sho Ko Ken / 覇王翔吼拳
forwardhcf+abtn

Hien Shippu Kyaku / Lightning Legs Knockout Attack, Legs of Flying Heat
dbackwardforward+bbtn
Multihit air kicking attack.

Koh Oh Ken / Tiger Flame Punch, Great Ball of Fire
qcf+abtn
Standard fare projectile, thrown with one arm.

Koho / Built Upper (AOF1), 虎砲
dp+abtn

Zanretsu Ken / Thresher Punch
forwardbackwardforward+cbtn
He punches rapidly, and if he strikes he punches even more before knocking his foe away.
Robert Garcia
Throw Moves

Kubikiri Nage / 首切り投げ
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
Special Moves

Geneikyaku / 幻影脚, The Great Spirit Kick
forwardbackwardforward+cbtn
Robert kicks rapidly, if he strikes, he kicks a lot more before knocking his opponent away.

Haoh Sho Ko Ken / 覇王翔吼拳
forwardhcf+abtn
The trademark giant fireball of Kyokugenryu.

Hien Shippu Kyaku / 飛燕疾風脚, Lightning Legs Knockout Kick, Legs of Flying Heat
dbackwardforward+bbtn
Multihit air kicking attack.

Ryu Geki Ken / 龍撃拳, Dragon Blast Punch, Dragon Blow
qcf+abtn
Standard fare projectile, thrown with one arm.

Ryuuga / 龙牙, Built Upper (AOF1), Dragon Fang
dp+abtn
Shoryuken ripoff.
Desperation Moves

Ryuko Ranbu / 龍虎乱舞, Furious Fandango
qcf+cbtn~abtn
Charging autocombo ending with Built Upper.
Ryo Sakazaki
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage / 巴投げ
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
Special Moves

Haoh Sho Ko Ken / Conquering Crunch, 覇王翔吼拳
forwardhcf+abtn
A massive projectile hurled at great speed.

Hien Shippu Kyaku / Lightning Legs Knockout Attack, Legs of Flying Heat, 飛燕疾風脚
dbackwardforward+bbtn
Multihit air kicking attack.

Koh Oh Ken / Tiger Flame Punch, Great Ball of Fire, 虎煌拳
qcf+abtn
Standard fare projectile, thrown with one arm.

Koho / Built Upper (AOF1), 虎砲
dp+anypunch
Ryo's one armed Dragon Punch ripoff.

Zanretsu Ken / Thresher Punch, 暫烈拳
forwardbackwardforward+cbtn
He punches rapidly, and if he strikes he punches even more before knocking his foe away.
Desperation Moves

Ryuko Ranbu / Furious Fandango, 龍虎乱舞
qcf+cbtn~abtn
Ryo's signature super, he dashes at his opponent and delivers a multihit beatdown with a Koho finish.
Todoh / Unknown (KoF 2000)
Command Moves

Hard Punch
abtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Kasaneate / Layers of Lumps, 重ね当て
qcf+abtn
Todoh swipes a wave of energy out in front of himself.

Storyline
South Town Street Fight
Ryo Sakazaki, to find his kidnapped sister--- goes into the dangerous South Town.

Robert Garcia, a friend and rival of Ryo, goes to South Town with him.

Who is waiting for them in South Town ?
Takuma Sakazaki is Ronnet's Companion
Takuma's wife, Ronnet, was killed in a car accident. It is suspected that her death may have been the work of those whore bore a grudge against Takuma. Her death set the events of Art of Fighting in motion.

Fun Facts
Decent Exposure
Plotwise, King's true gender was revealed during when Ryo split her shirt open with a Koh Oh Ken, a feat that could be replicated if it was used as the final blow in AoF1. This could also be performed on Yuri in AoF2, and even followed them both to the first few editions of KoF.

Credits
Worldwide
Announcer
Announcers in fighting games normally call out the character names, rounds, winners, and sometimes color commentary.
Michael Beard
Director
One of the most important roles on a game and often the "team lead" of the project.
Hiroshi Matsumoto
Voice Actor

Michael Beard as Jack Turner
Masaki Usui as John Crawley
Harumi Ikoma as King
Eiji Yano as Lee Pai Long
Michael Beard as Micky Rogers
Michael Beard as Mr. Big
Takayuki Sakai as Mr. Karate
Eiji Yano as Robert Garcia
Masaki Usui as Ryo Sakazaki
Takayuki Sakai as Todoh
Harumi Ikoma as Yuri Sakazaki