Garou: Mark of the Wolves

aka: ACA NeoGeo: Garou - Mark of the Wolves, AkeAka NeoGeo: Garō - Mark of the Wolves, Fatal Fury 8, Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves, Garou, Garou: MOTW, Garō: Mark of the Wolves
Moby ID: 5467
Arcade Specs
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$97.48 used on eBay
Buy on Neo Geo
$2,425.00 used on eBay
Buy on PlayStation 2
$39.49 used, $265.00 new on eBay
Buy on Windows
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Description official descriptions

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 faces and old come together for the greatest battle yet!


  • アケアカNEOGEO 餓狼 MARK OF THE WOLVES - Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • 餓狼 MARK OF THE WOLVES - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Neo Geo version)

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Executive Producer
Terry Bogard
Rocky Howard
Kim Dong Hwan
Kim Jae Hoon
Hotaru Futaba
B. Jenet
Khushnood Butt
Kevin Rian
Kain R. Heinlein
Chief Designer
[ full credits ]



Average score: 85% (based on 17 ratings)


Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 68 ratings with 1 reviews)

A perfect adaptation of one of SNK's last games... that went horribly wrong.

The Good
The game plays very much like the original arcade port; moves are easy to pull off, combos are very easy to perform, and easy to master. The graphics are exactly the same: absolutely no frames were dropped in the conversion, be it in the backgrounds, character animations or in-game demos.

The music also got a complete overhaul, and most of it sounds pretty good, but not as good as some of SNK's other works, like King Of Fighters 2000 or Samurai Shodown II. The only extras that this game offers are the possibility of using the bosses without a code, viewing the game endings, and obtaining some very good artwork by beating the game. It also includes a survival mode from the home NeoGeo release, in which you can recover or lose energy or special power with spheres that fall from your opponent as you hit him.

The Bad
There's just one thing that amazes me about this conversion: Whenever any sound is played, like a grunt, the announcer, or even a punch, the system reads it from the disc. This means that while you're playing you're bound to hear the system spin up the disc, move the laser, find the sound, and play it back. This is very noticeable, and it also causes the sounds to lag by up to three seconds.

The Bottom Line
This is a great game... if you think your Dreamcast can handle the constant data lookup. That little bug is inexcusable, and maybe it could've done much better in the US if it had been corrected before its release.

Dreamcast · by Foxhack (32100) · 2003


Subject By Date
Platform question Zaibatsu (20107) Jan 9, 2013


1001 Video Games

Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


In a rather subtle crossover, the character Butt is listed as a mere karate master, but if you've played Art of Fighting, you'll recognize his style as Kyokugen-ryu karate, the same style the Sakazaki family (Ryo, Yuri, and Takuma from AOF) practices. So has Butt been studying with Takuma? Perhaps...

Version differences

Khushunood Butt and The Griffon Mask suffered name changes between the US and Japanese versions: Butt was originally named Marco Rodriguez, and The Griffon Mask was named Tizoc. The word "Tizoc" means "sick leg", or "lame leg". It was the name of an ancient Mexica tlatoani, or leader, who ruled from 1481 until 1486, when he was poisoned by Aztec aristocrats. Tizoc is also the name of a very famous Mexican movie starring Pedro Infante and Maria Felix.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Satoshi Kunsai.

PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0. Xbox One, Nintendo Switch added by mars_rulez. Android added by GTramp. Macintosh, Arcade, Browser, Windows, Linux added by 666gonzo666. PS Vita, Blacknut, PlayStation 4 added by Sciere. PlayStation 2 added by Foxhack. Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad added by Kabushi. Neo Geo added by Terok Nor. Windows Apps added by Koterminus.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Foxhack, Patrick Bregger, Starbuck the Third, Rik Hideto, FatherJack.

Game added December 8, 2001. Last modified April 10, 2024.