Retro Review: Garou: Mark of the Wolves

Grant Patterson writes:
"While Capcom created multiple famous fighting franchises, most other companies only dipped their toes into the water; even Midway stuck with Mortal Kombat as its sole fighting franchise until the release of War Gods, which was essentially Mortal Kombat 4 with a different coat of paint. With multiple sequels and multiple franchises released in such a short span of time, no other company could seem to match Capcom's output — save for one. That company was Shin Nihon Kikaku, better known to the world as SNK, and their rivalry with Capcom created constant innovation and competition in the genre.

Some say that the genre reached its peak in 1999 with the arcade release of Street Fighter III: Third Strike. However, I beg to differ. I believe the peak happened elsewhere that very same year, and I believe that SNK finally achieved its goals and made a game that was more fun to play than any Street Fighter title before or since. That game was the final entry into...

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gangsta_red1093d ago

The real crime is how far SNK has fallen and a sequel to this game was half way done but never completed and released.

GrantPatterson1093d ago

So agreed. With how awesome KOF13 was, I would hope they'd eventually get around to bringing this back.

Doesn't seem like that's the case.

XtraTrstrL1093d ago

I do remember finding this the most fun of all the SNK roms years ago. I'm not sure I played this one on consoles or in arcades or wherever it originally released. It is a fun game with great movesets for the characters.

Knushwood Butt1093d ago

She's cool, but so is Khushnood.

Hoffmann1093d ago


Fatal Fury
Art of Fighting
Samurai Shodown
Last Blade
Ninja Masters

and so many other awesome game series by SNK of the nineties :(

Chevalier1093d ago

Don't forget King of Fighters and World Heroes.

Hoffmann1093d ago

Didnt list them because KOF is not dead..and World Heroes was not made by SNK. They only bought the IP around a decade ago

Chevalier1093d ago

I see. Well hopefully something happens for those old classics.

Hoffmann1093d ago

Yeah..let's never give up the hope.

Kyosuke_Sanada1093d ago

Don't forget Metal Slug, Shock Troopers 2nd Squad, Robot Army.....Geez the lists goes on.

GrantPatterson1093d ago

Shock Troopers
Metal Slug
Last Blade
Blazing Star
Waku Waku 7
Magical Drop
Money Idol Exhanger
Breaker's Revenge
World Heroes Jet
Real Bout

Too many classics.

dead_pixels1093d ago

Really wish I never sold my AES homecart. Ah well, still got the MVS version in my cab. Such a classic.

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