Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Garou: Mark of the Wolves is a 1999 fighting game produced by SNK, originally for the Neo Geo system and then as Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves for the Dreamcast. It is the ninth and final installment of the Fatal Fury series.
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It’s been several years since Geese Howard was defeated in a battle with Terry Bogard, a young man looking to avenge his father. Rather than looking to be saved from death after falling off his office balcony, Geese instead decided to die and left behind his young son, Rock. Terry took Rock in and became like a big brother to him, raising the boy throughout his life.
Now Rock is a teenager, and Terry is a man in his 30s, and both are about to come together in a new clash…new faces and old come together for the greatest battle yet!
Garou: Mark of the Wolves gameplay
The two-plane system in which characters would fight from two different planes was removed from the game. The game introduces the “Tactical Offense Position” (T.O.P.), which is a special area on the life gauge.
When the gauge reaches this area, the character enters the T.O.P. mode, granting the player’s character the ability to use a T.O.P. attack, gradual life recovery, and increased attack damage.
The game also introduces the “Just Defend” system, which rewards the player who successfully blocks an attack at the last moment with a small amount of health recovery and the ability to immediately counterattack out of block stun.
Just Defend was later added as a feature of the K-Groove in Capcom’s Capcom vs. SNK 2. Similar to previous titles, the player is given a fighting rank after every round. If the player manages to win all rounds from the Arcade Mode with at least an “AAA” rank, they will face the boss Kain R. Heinlein, which unlocks an ending after he is defeated.
If the requirements are not met, then Grant will be the final boss and there will be no special endings. Additionally, through Arcade Mode, before facing Grant, the player will face a mid-boss which can be any character from the cast depending on the character they use.
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