garoubl Garou - Mark of the Wolves (bootleg)

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Production year: 1999
Manufacturer: bootleg

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Versus

This machine is a clone of:
 • Garou - Mark of the Wolves (NGM-2530)

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Neo-Geo (

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .112u2

The MAME driver of this machine is: neodriv.hxx - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 59.185606 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

  • Media switches [Show details]

    Media deviceSwitchExtensions
    memcard ("memcard") memcard / memc neo

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Setting ModeOff
     VS Mode
     Mahjong Panel
    COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)1
    COMM Setting (Link Enable)Off
    Free PlayOff

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    euro Europe MVS (Ver. 2)
    euro-s1 Europe MVS (Ver. 1)
    us US MVS (Ver. 2?)
    us-e US MVS (Ver. 1)
    us-v2 US MVS (4 slot, Ver 2)
    asia Asia MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan Japan MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan-s2 Japan MVS (Ver. 2)
    japan-s1 Japan MVS (Ver. 1)
    mv1c NEO-MVH MV1C
    japan-j3 Japan MVS (J3)
    japan-hotel Custom Japanese Hotel
    unibios32 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.2)
    unibios31 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.1)
    unibios30 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.0)
    unibios23 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)
    unibios23o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)
    unibios22 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)
    unibios21 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)
    unibios20 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)
    unibios13 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)
    unibios12 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)
    unibios12o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)
    unibios11 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)
    unibios10 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)

  • ROMs (28 of the BIOS set, 0 of the parent set, 12 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    sp-s2.sp11310729036d879 4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543 good neogeo
    sp-s.sp1131072c7f2fa45 09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd good neogeo
    sp-u2.sp1131072e72943de 5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb good neogeo
    sp-e.sp11310722723a5b5 5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8 good neogeo
    v2.bin13107262f021f4 62d372269e1b3161c64ae21123655a0a22ffd1bb good neogeo
    asia-s3.rom13107291b64be3 720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1 good neogeo
    vs-bios.rom131072f0e8f27d ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075 good neogeo
    sp-j2.sp1131072acede59c b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91 good neogeo
    sp1.jipan.10241310729fb0abe4 18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d good neogeo
    sp-45.sp152428803cc9f6a cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1 good neogeo
    japan-j3.bin131072dff6d41f e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085 good neogeo
    sp-1v1_3db8c.bin131072162f0ebe fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_2.rom131072a4e8b9b3 c92f18c3f1edda543d264ecd0ea915240e7c8258 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_1.rom1310720c58093f 29329a3448c2505e1ff45ffa75e61e9693165153 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_0.rom131072a97c89a9 97a5eff3b119062f10e31ad6f04fe4b90d366e7f good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3.rom13107227664eb5 5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3o.rom131072601720ae 1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_2.rom1310722d50996a 5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_1.rom1310728dabf76b c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_0.rom1310720c12c2ad 37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_3.rom131072b24b44a0 eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2.rom1310724fa698e9 682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2o.rom131072e19d3ce9 af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_1.rom1310725dda0d84 4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_0.rom1310720ce453a0 3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9 good neogeo
    garou-p1.bin1048576fd446d59 e37484673a935b2af76c84cd26977c751c0f8cff good garoubl
    garou-p2.bin41943043fb10a84 4e4a4f4cd7f0ad2520c938c64c8910e6f8805eaf good garoubl
    garou-s1.bin131072df720e33 58d05002d4851682bd626241fa7b70f78f6f3bc8 good garoubl
    sfix.sfix131072c2ea0cfd fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3 good neogeo
    000-lo.lo1310725a86cff2 5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a good neogeo
    sm1.sm113107294416d67 42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf good neogeo
    garou-m1.bin5242887c51d002 01ffba6cbc8da07804f7b21d8c71c39d64a1a4e2 good garoubl
    garou-v1.bin419430498d736e4 3edda9a1d45b0e38a85156d24fc8ff2f0011239b good garoubl
    garou-v2.bin4194304eb43c03f 83c9c168b154e60a64f1033004b2d33e218bbb8b good garoubl
    garou-v3.bin419430410a0f814 e86def80d6fb2a38ebc9f3338d22f28c15ce85da good garoubl
    garou-v4.bin41943048918fdd3 60ea2104a0f993341124728d8fde0e8e937c55ef good garoubl
    garou-c1.bin16777216e2ac83fa 186f88a85d80efbb0371bd42cca152b6b59817fb good garoubl
    garou-c2.bin167772167c344b24 f8af62a917e0ce2bf8ae4f17736fdd84d55d0788 good garoubl
    garou-c3.bin16777216d3aec5a6 c1a584909a8a1519f676aa49351742b87c18276d good garoubl
    garou-c4.bin16777216e02a242d 8a73826d14880303a7bea2a903e842c733178aca good garoubl

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Garou - Mark of the Wolves (c) 1999 SNK.

The 9th 'Fatal Fury' episode brings us 12 characters and foregoes the plane-switching style of its predecessors in favour of standard single-plane battles. One of the last games produced by the original SNK.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0253

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 players - 4 buttons per player.

[JOYSTICK] 8-way [A] Swift punch [B] Swift kick [C] Pummeler punch [D] Colossal kick


Released in November 1999.

'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 fighters - specifically, 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-Kwon Do fighter Kim Kaphwan. Khushmood Butt is a master of Kyokugenryu Karate, the same martial used by Ryo Sakazaki from Art of Fighting. 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.

Hokutomaru's stage has quite a few references to the rest of the "Fatal Fury" series. To the extreme left of the stage is a billboard with a picture of the old style Terry Bogard. A portrait of Geese Howard and his lieutenants can be seen on another billboard (this is the same picture that is seen in the flyer for Real Bout Fatal Fury). There is also a picture of Andy Bogard and Mai Shiranui holding hands posing as a bank advertisement right above another picture of Alfred.

The sign that Khushnood Butt shows off in his victory pose is a Kyokugen Karate dojo sign.

The Rock Howard music stage contains a part of Robert Miles' seminal trance tune Children.

Rock Howard is the son of the notorious crime-lord Geese Howard, the boss of previous Fatal Fury games. Rock was trained to fight by Terry Bogard and has incorporated moves from Terry and Geese's styles into his own fighting style. Rock is also related to Garou's main boss of the game: Kain R. Heinlein. Geese Howard married Marie Heinlein, whom is the sister of Kain. So, we can assume that Kain is Rock's uncle.

The word 'Tizoc' (The Griffon Mask's Japanese name) means 'sick leg', or 'lame leg'. It was the name of an ancient Mexican tlatoani, or leader, who ruled from 1481 until 1486, when he was poisoned by Aztec aristocrats.

If a double KO occurs, a round is won by each fighter, which can end a battle on this quite unsatisfying note. Moreover in this case, the player has no fighting level, neither displayed on the screen nor counted for the points.

Soundtracks release:

[JP] Jan. 21, 2000; Garou - Mark of the Wolves [SCDC-00006] Scitron


The prototype version has a white background at the title screen instead a blue background on the final version. It has also a graphic bug on the Terry Bogard stage during the second round at the extreme right.


* Random Fighter : Hold Start and press a Punch or Kick button at the character selection screen.

* Play as Grant : At the character select screen, highlight Dong Hwan, hold Start and press Up(x2) Down(x2), Up, Down.

* Play as Kain R. Heinlein : At the character select screen, highlight Jae Hoon, hold Start and press Down(x2), Up(x2), Down, Up.

* Play against Kain R. Heinlein : To reach Kain, you must finish the first 7 matches with an average fighting level of AAA. Your best bet would be to avoid losing any rounds throughout the preliminary 7 stages, especially Grant. If you meet this condition after defeating Grant, you'll get a cutscene featuring Kain R. Heinlein. Beat Kain to reveal your characters' true ending.

* Alternate Costume Colors : Each character has 4 colors, corresponding to each button.

* Secret Taunts : After defeating your opponent, hold Left or Right and tap Start to use an hidden taunt. Every character has two secret taunts (these can ONLY be used after defeating an opponent and before your character goes into his/her winning pose). Some of them, such as Hotaru's and Hokutomaru's are really cool! :)

Taunts in the game can affect the background stages in many ways. For example, by using a taunt during a fight in Hotaru's stage (Philanthropy Belfry) you can make the bells in the background move. Most stages have hidden animations that can only be seen by this trick so try it! :)

* Survival Mode : Insert a coin, hold A+B+C+D and press Start. You will then play a Survival Mode (quite hard one too).

* Rock's Win-pose : Rock will have a special win-pose when he finishes the opponent with a Shine Knuckle and a different one when he finishes the opponent with either a Raging Storm or the Deadly Rave Neo.


1. Fatal Fury - King of Fighters [Model NGM-033] (1991)

2. Fatal Fury 2 [Model NGM-047] (1992)

3. Fatal Fury Special [Model NGM-058] (1993)

4. Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory [Model NGM-069] (1995)

5. Real Bout Fatal Fury [Model NGM-095] (1995)

6. Real Bout Fatal Fury Special [Model NGM-223] (1997)

7. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 - The Newcomers [Model NGM-240] (1998)

8. Fatal Fury Wild Ambition (1999)

9. Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model NGM-253] (1999)

10. Fatal Fury First Contact [Model NEOP00111] (1999, SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color)


Exective producer : H. Matsumoto

Producers : S. Itoh, T. Tsukamoto

Planners : Kim-Ken, Y. Oda, Goory, I. Higemura, Yucky

Foreground designers : Soe Soe (SoeSoe.F), Heitarou, Rolly.R, N. Kuroki, Futatsu.N, G. Ishidamanf, Terarin, Itokatsu, S. Sasada, Eimotsu, Yuko, D-Mtl'Uchide, K. Naoe, Gi Pinoko, Yuko.K, T. Ishikawa

Background designers : M. Hirano, D. Takagi, E. Tsutsui, Tomo, Sakura-E, R. Nariai, Shimidi, Kumiko.M, C. Zanami

Special effects : Tashiboo, Masami Tanaka

Event art designers : Kaoruru, M. Hirano, C. Zanami, A. Yamada

New staff : Kohji, Z. Kadoma, Manbu, Zacky

Programmers : Bo-Fukunaga, Dan-Abe, Rotten Air

Sound : Ackey, Yassun, Hori-Hori, Okan, Q-Jirou

Title designer : Nao-Q

Illustrator : Tonko, Arita/Ymt

* Voice Actors :

Terry Bogard : Satoshi Hashimoto

Rock Howard : Eiji Takemoto

Kim Dong Hwan : Jun Hashimoto

Kim Jae Hoon : Hiroki Asakawa

Hotaru Futaba : Yuki Horie

Gato : Koji Ishii

B. Jenet : Rei Saito

Khushmood Butt (Marco Rodriguez in Japanese version) : Hikaru Hanada

Hokutomaru : Junko Takeuchi

Freeman : Eiji Yano

Tizoc (The Griffon in the Japanese version) : Hikaru Hanada

Kevin Rian : You Kitazawa

Grant : You Kitazawa

Kain R. Heinlein : Jun Hashimoto

Marky : Junko Takeuchi

Narration : Paul G.R.


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Feb. 25, 2000; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model NGH-253]")

Sega Dreamcast [JP] (Sep. 27, 2001; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model T-3108M]")

Sega Dreamcast [JP] (May 23, 2002; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [SNK Best Buy] [Model T-47302M]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 30, 2005; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.1] [Model SLPS-25504]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 30, 2005; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.1] [Model SLPS-25509]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 30, 2005; "Garou - Mark of the Wolves [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25793]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on garou

0.56 [?]

0.37b11 [?]

0.36RC2 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- Background loop sequence is broken on the Terry's 3rd round. Samurai Fox (ID 03954)


- 0.145u6: Changed description to 'Garou - Mark of the Wolves (NGM-2530)' and clone '(set 2)' to '(NGM-2530)(NGH-2530)'. Renamed (garouo) to (garouh).

- 0.127u3: Aaron Giles fixed Work RAM Error (Cheat engine problem) in Garou and clones.

- 0.124u4: Aaron Giles fixed space_map_range error in Garou and clone.

- 0.112u2: JohnBoy and David Haywood added clone Garou - Mark of the Wolves (bootleg).

- 0.64: Changed description of clone to 'Garou - Mark of the Wolves (set 2)'.

- 0.57: Added cpu1 rom ($c0000).

- 0.56: Added 'Garou - Mark of the Wolves (set 1)' and clone 'Garou - Mark of the Wolves (set 2))'.

- 0.37b12: Renamed (garou) to (garoup).

- 0.37b11: Added 'Garou - Mark of the Wolves (prototype)' (SNK 1999).

- 0.36RC2: Added Garou (Testdriver).

LEVELS: 7 - 8 (bad end - good end)

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