Currently, I only own the “Art of Fighting Anthology”, since I found it at a Circuit City bargain-bin for $10 and because it contains the entire series. Being familiar with the, ahem, ROMS already, I noticed a couple of glaring differences:
The “How to Play” tutorials were/are gone.
All of the Japanese voice-overs and kanji (i.e, Bonus Game title text) were removed, when they were in the original U.S AES/MVS version and even the SNES and PCE ports.
The way the “Art of Fighting” logo on AOF1 comes on screen is weird, as the “Fighting” freezes on the bottom of the screen for like a second before forming the logo. I’ve witnessed this on emus such as NeoRage as well, dunno if it was present in the original Neo.
There’s a couple of spelling (missing letters) and punctuation errors throughout the three games.
Out of all of these, its the first one that bothers me the most, as (going by YT videos) the Japanese Ryuuko no Ken compilation contained the tutorials, the Japanese voiceovers and whatnot. I just wanna know: have any of SNKP’s other recent U.S releases undergone any such changes, or is this just an isolated case? Or hell, were these “changes” carried over from the U.S AES versions?