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Art of Fighting Upgrade

Hack of Art of Fighting


This patch for Art of Fighting on Sega Genesis adds Hi-Score SRAM in addition to a few tweaks.


  • Region Free
  • Controls defaulted to Config-D if Six Button controllers are present
  • Restored Very Easy and Easy Difficulties from JP Version
  • Infinite Continues (All Modes)
  • Stage Cycling during Versus Mode
  • Increased meter gain (1.5x Multiplier) in Ice Break bonus game (Story Mode)
  • Increased timer from 18 to 25 seconds for Death Blow bonus Game (Story Mode)
  • New Cheat code:

Hold P2 and P1 Start at title screen while highlighting 1 Player. Continue to hold until character select appears to immediately unlock the Haoh Shoukou Ken Death Blow in story mode. Cheat needs to be re-entered when returning to the title screen.

Hi-Score SRAM:

  • Saving: Scores save after entering initials. Both Story Mode and Versus Scores are saved.
  • Loading: Scores upon boot up. Default scores will load if checksum fails.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Art of Fighting (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 7603F33A98994E8145C942E1ED28E6B072332324
  • File/ROM CRC32: C9A57E07



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BillyTime! GamesOriginal Hacking

User Review Information

Excellent improvements!

Reviewed By: Red Soul on 18 Sep 2023

While I never cared for AoF in particular (not even the Neo Geo original), the Mega Drive port was made very competently; so competently, in fact, that it inherited much of the same clunkiness of its Neo Geo originator.

Because of the requirement of keeping the spirit gauge up, the vanilla gameplay is irritatingly very stop and go, and the bonus stages, while novel and adding an interesting sense of progression to the one player mode, can actively hamper the player heavily in the event of failure.

What this patch does is improve the experience greatly by lessening some of the irritating design choices and overall polishing up the experience by making both the fighting and the bonus stages function in a much smoother way.

This surely and definitively replaces the vanilla game as the optimal experience, so if you are an AoF fan, grab it pronto!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Excellent improvements!Red Soul18 Sep 20231.0Yes