Ultimate Fighter

Ultimate Fighter

A fighting game by Culture Brain, released for the SNES. Features characters from the earlier "Flying Warriors" for the NES.


Ultimate Fighter is a fighting game developed and published by Culture Brain. It is part of Culture Brain's long-running Hiryu no Ken--or Flying Dragon--martial arts franchise.

Ultimate Fighter is based specifically on the SNES fighter/brawler Hiryu no Ken S: Hyper Version, which in turn is an updated re-release of Hiryu no Ken S: Golden Fighter. Culture Brain localized this updated version as well as including various updates such as the option to speed up the game and additional modes. Some sources incorrectly attribute Ultimate Fighter as being based on the original Hiryu no Ken S: Golden Fighter, but the US game contains the same additional modes and has the same two-letter product code as Hyper Version.


Ultimate Fighter is a fighting game which contains single player and multiplayer modes. The single player mode plays like a brawler with the occasional one-on-one fight against various strong opponents. While in Versus Mode the player has the choice of selecting the following characters:

  • Ryuhi (Ryuhi is the only playable character in the single player mode)
  • Min Min
  • Falcon
  • Fish
  • Jake
  • Joe
  • Leo
  • Musashi
  • Sanada
  • Sawamura
  • Willy
  • Zebra

With the exception of the first two, each subsequent pair of characters are palette swaps. This allows two players to effectively play the same fighter.