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  • Summary: Keeping a Legend Alive Demands Testing One's Beliefs

    10 years have passed since Terry Bogard won the King of Fighters Tournament. Since then, many warriors from around the world have been honing their skills, waiting for a chance to win the greatest title a fighter can earn. Now
    Keeping a Legend Alive Demands Testing One's Beliefs

    10 years have passed since Terry Bogard won the King of Fighters Tournament. Since then, many warriors from around the world have been honing their skills, waiting for a chance to win the greatest title a fighter can earn.

    Now invitations have been sent to 12 new contenders from around the globe - signifying the end of their wait and the chance to take part in the toughest contest of martial arts known to man. Only one fighter walks away unscathed, the rest face certain destruction.

    - Terry Bogard returns to defend his crown as the King of Fighters!
    - 11 all-new characters including Rock Howard, son of legendary warrior Geese Howardd!
    - 3 New Modes to boost gameplay - Offensive, Defenseive and Tactical!
    - Unlock Super Moves and Hidden Abilities for each fighter!
    - Break an opponent's attack to use their special fighting energy against them!
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  1. May 11, 2017
    90
    While Street Fighter and King of Fighters continue to dominate the one-on-one combat genre, Garou: Mark of the Wolves will be remembered as an undisputed high-point for this style of game. This is the work of a company at the height of its powers, with an intimate understanding of hardware which was - by 1999 - almost a decade old. The controls are tight, the cast is varied and appealing (if a little small) and the visuals rank as some of the best examples of hand-drawn artwork ever seen in a video game. It therefore goes without saying that Garou is an essential purchase for each and every Switch owner, even if you don't consider yourself to be a fan of the genre.
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  1. Dec 30, 2020
    10
    Edit: Quick review update. This game is quickly becoming a contender for my favourite game ever and I've been playing video games since 86.Edit: Quick review update. This game is quickly becoming a contender for my favourite game ever and I've been playing video games since 86. The more I play, the more Iwant to play. It just keeps giving. As I get better, the game gets better.

    Neo geo input codes work on this Switch release, allowing a roster of 14 characters, rather than 12. Grant and Kain are both playable.

    Are the people leaving these review scores high? Either that, or can't cope with more than one button Smash Bros style gameplay.

    Garou is one of the best fighters ever. Very deep, very satisfying, fun and fast paced game. Absolute classic and £6.20 at full price So much game for the money. I have owned and played around 50 games on the Switch and owned the biggest AAA titles on it and I haven't sunk my teeth in to any of them like this. The AAA titles don't even come close to this for fun.

    The score is just unbelievable for such an all time great like this. This is a top class game. One of the best fighters ever, with tons of character, skill and fun.

    Even my girlfriend enjoys watching me play because she is amused by how excited and energised I get playing it.
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  2. Jul 15, 2017
    9
    I consider this to be one of the best 2D fighting games ever made, if not the best. The online high scores are a nice touch, but canI consider this to be one of the best 2D fighting games ever made, if not the best. The online high scores are a nice touch, but can theoretically be exploited by changing the settings to three rounds per fight. This would've gotten a 10 if it actually allowed online multiplayer, and if it was the definitive edition of Mark of the Wolves (I consider the Dreamcast port from decades ago as superior). All in all, it's definitely worth it, especially for fighting game enthusiasts. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2019
    8
    By far the best title in SNK's Fatal Fury series, Garou: Mark of the Wolves boasts fluid, stylish animation and movement to accompany itsBy far the best title in SNK's Fatal Fury series, Garou: Mark of the Wolves boasts fluid, stylish animation and movement to accompany its varied cast. There's nothing particularly new here, but fans of the arcade fighter genre will get plenty of enjoyment out of this late Neo Geo title. Expand