With the news that the next SNK game will be Fatal Fury City of the Wolves, we need to look back at its predecessor Garou: Mark of the Wolves which turns 25 this year.

The series is the sixth main story in the Fatal Fury series and was released back in 1999 in arcades. One of the main changes here is that the lane system is gone, in case you don’t know what the lane system is, it’s the game mechanism that lets players move into the foreground and background. SNK changed this with a new system called the T.O.P., which is short for Tactical Offense Position, which gives players the chance and ability to recover life and increase their attack power.

Another thing that changed is the cast of characters, with Terry only returning characters from the original cast. The rest of the playable characters are all new, from B. Jenet to Tizoc, there is something for everyone. The gameplay and music are wonderful and is one of the last 2d fighting games SNK did before moving on this is such a beautiful game from start to finish.

Go play Garou: Mark of the Wolves first before City of the Wolves is released next year so you can get a good idea of what you’re getting yourself into and how technical this game is.