Friday, June 22, 2007

Garou: Mark of the Wolves [The Best]

«©NCS» Garou Mark of the Wolves was originally hatched on the Neo Geo in 1999, flew to the Dreamcast in 2001, and now roosts 6 years later on the PS2. The conversion quality of the game compares favorably to the Dreamcast version but with much improved sound and an online competition function is included for internet connected bouts. Note that to compete online, an account with KDDI's Multi Matching BB service is required which costs Y900/month. Unlike other Neo Geo Online releases, the game does not feature character color editing but an Arrange Mode for the BGM. Additional bonus features in the game include a gallery of Garou artwork, playable bosses, and move listings.

As the story in the game goes, it is roughly a decade after Geese Howard was defeated by Terry Bogard. Geese's son Rock has been training under the watchful eye of Terry who has shaped him into a highly competent fighter. One day, Terry and Rock are invited to the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem tournament which is being held by Rock's uncle Kain R. Heinlein. A new assemblage of fighters such as Bonne Jenet, Gato, Hokutomaru, and Marco Rodriguez travel to SouthTown where they answer the call of the fighting ring. «more»

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