The ninth Fatal Fury episode brings us twelve characters and foregoes the plane-switching style of its predecessors in favor of a standard single-plane background. Absolutely beautiful graphics and animation and one of SNK's last (and greatest) games.
'Garou' translates from Japanese as 'Hungry Wolf'. 'Mark of the Wolves' is a reference to the legacy left behind by Terry to a new generation of fightersspecifically, Rock Howard. This can also refer to the legacy left by other characters from the previous Fatal Fury & Art of Fighting games. Kim Dong Hwan & Kim Jae Hoon are sons of tae-kown doe fighter: Kim Kaphwan. Both have set out to avenge the defeat (and possibly death, but not confirmed death) of their father. Khushmood Butt is a master of Kyokugenryu Karate, the same martial used by Ryo Sakazaki. Hokutomaru uses Shiranui-style Ninjitsu as his fighting style, this is the same ninja arts that Mai Shiranui uses, however Hokutomaru was trained by Andy Bogard.
Garou pushes the capabilities of the Neo-Geo MVS hardware to its limit, giving some of the best-looking graphics to date. Some critics saying that there is life after all in the Neo-Geo hardware, which was past its prime when the game was released. (arcade-history)