Garou: Mark of the Wolves

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Released in 1999, Garou: Mark of the Wolves is the most recent game in SNK's Fatal Fury series. Considered by many to be SNK's answer to Capcom's Street Fighter 3 series, not entirely because of the game's sudden dramatic change in roster (Only Terry Bogard was carried through from previous titles). Ports of Garou are available for the Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 2, XBOX 360 as well as the Neo-geo AES home console and MVS arcade hardware. As of 2017, the game was ported to the PS4 with online support.

The overall feel of Garou is far more in line with Capcom's fighters than any of SNK's other fighting games. The game is frequently recommended to Capcom fans looking for an SNK game to try. If you've had difficulty adjusting to the King of Fighters series, Garou may be much more to your liking.


Set ten years after the death of the notorious crime lord Geese Howard, the city of Southtown has become more peaceful. Now, the stage is in the neighboring city of Second Southtown. A new fighting tournament called "King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem" starts in the area, and several characters related with the fighters from the old era of King of Fighters tournaments participate within it.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves
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Neo Geo MVS
WW: 26 November 1999

Neo Geo AES
WW: 25 February 2000
JP: 27 September 2001
NA: 23 November 2001
WW: 8 January 2016
Nintendo Switch
WW: 11 May 2017
PlayStation 4
JP: 16 August 2018
NA: 28 March 2019
Xbox One
WW: 16 August 2018
Online Play

Rollback (Fightcade, GGPOZ, GGPO Android, Code Mystics port)

Player Resources

Fightcade website

GGPOZ website
GGPO Android
Community Channels

General Fatal Fury Community Discord server

Garou: MOTW Community Discord server


70% complete

In Progress / Completed To-Do / Wish List


  • Landing page cleaned up
  • Navbox created
  • General wiki organization
    • All JPN wiki game system info added.
  • Basic System page organization and info decided.
  • All character pages organization reformatted following Tizoc page's example.
    • Added all remaining frame data from JPN wiki.
  • Tizoc's page, Gato's page (mostly complete)


  • Adding more info or clarifying existing info.
  • Correcting mistakes and errors.
  • Other TBD


  • Redo hitbox images, perhaps all of them (currently they may not be as good as we want).
    • Moves might need more frame-by-frame images.
    • They might also be turned into gif animations for the moves that need the extra frames.
  • Update all character pages with more info in general.
    • Fill missing move descriptions and modify existing ones.
    • Fill combo, strategy, and matchup pages.

Wish List:

  • Create a Glossary page maybe.
  • Add more to the FAQ.
  • Add more to Garou Meta Strategy page.
  • HUD page might include Practice Mode HUD explanation.