餓狼伝説3 遥かなる闘い © 1995 SNK [Shin Nihon Kikaku].
(Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai)
During a trip to Southtown to attend the inauguration of a new branch of Pao Pao Cafe by former street fighter Richard Meyer, the lone wolves (Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi & Mai Shiranui) are unwillingly caught in the middle of a desperate search for the Shiranui Scrolls and the mysterious fighters that are after them! The game features a new graphic style, 2 different background planes to fight, a grade system that shows how well you perform in battle, lots of hidden moves & combos, as well as multiple endings based on your performance. The answers shall only be uncovered by a long & fierce battle, are you up to it?
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID: NGM-069
[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]
2 players - 4 buttons Per Player.
[Joystick] 8-way [A] Quick Punch [B] Quick Kick [C] Power Punch [D] Power Kick
Garou Densetsu 3 was released in March 1995 in Japan.
The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Legend of Hungry Wolf 3 - The Distant Battle'.
Garou Densetsu 3 overtly refers to itself by its overseas name of 'Fatal Fury 3' throughout the game.
This game is known outside Japan as 'Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory'.
Things that changed in this particular game:
* The game introduces a deeper plane change system which proved to be somewhat clunky & difficult to use due to the tricky commands used to move between planes.
* Chain combos are introduced to add even more depth to each character's fighting style.
* Throws are harder to use since these are slow and throw-miss animations were added.
* Newcomers in the game are Bob Wilson, Blue Mary, Franco Bash, Hon Fu, Sokaku Mochizuki, Ryuji Yamazaki, Jin Chonshu & Jin Chonrei.
Hon Fu's goofy martial artist routine & easygoing personality make him SNK's hilarious homage to Jackie Chan. Definitely not a Bruce Lee clone! :)
Kyo Kusanagi & Sie Kensou make a cameo in Pao Pao Cafe!
Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Garou Densetsu 3 - PCCB-00179) on April 21, 1995.
Reach and beat Jin Chonshu with a fighting grade above "A" and you'll fight a hidden last boss, her brother, Jin Chonrei.
One of the coolest things of this game is the fact that you can alter some backgrounds objects by slamming opponents against them. For example, you can knock away the training dummy in Joe's stage if you send an opponent flying towards it. Experiment on various stages to find more surprises!
Note : If the game is set on the USA, ASIA or EUROPE bios, the game will reset after defeating Jin Chonrei and you won't get to see the ending, however if the game is set on the JAPAN bios it will work just fine!
1. Garou Densetsu - Shukumei no Tatakai [Model NGM-033] (1991, MVS)
2. Garou Densetsu 2 - Arata-Naru Tatakai [Model NGM-047] (1992, MVS)
3. Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-058] (1993, MVS)
4. Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai [Model NGM-069] (1995, MVS)
5. Real Bout Garou Densetsu [Model NGM-095] (1995, MVS)
6. Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special [Model NGM-223] (1997, MVS)
7. Real Bout Garou Densetsu 2 - The Newcomers [Model NGM-240] (1998, MVS)
8. Fatal Fury - Wild Ambition (1999, ARC)
9. Garou - Mark of the Wolves [Model NGM-253] (1999, MVS)
10. Fatal Fury First Contact [Model NEOP00111] (1999, NGPC)
* Voice Actors :
Terry Bogard : Satoshi Hashimoto
Andy Bogard : Keiichi Nanba
Joe Higashi : Nobuyuki Hiyama
Mai Shiranui : Akoya Sogi
Geese Howard : Kong Kuwata
Sokaku Mochizuki, Ryuji Yamazaki : Koji Ishii
Bob Wilson, Hon-Fu : Toshiyuki Morikawa
Blue Mary : Harumi Ikoma
Franco Bash : B. J. Love
Jin Chonshu, Jin Chonrei : Kappei Yamaguchi
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES(Apr. 21, 1995; "Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai [Model NGH-069]")
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo CD (Apr. 28, 1995; "Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai [Model NGCD-069]")
[JP] Sega Saturn (june.28, 1996; "Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai [Model T-3102G]")
[JP] Sony PS2 (jul.20, 2006; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.5] [Model SLPS-25664]")
[US] Sony PS2 & [EU] (2006; "Fatal Fury Collection")
[JP] Sony PS2 (may.29, 2008; "Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25863]")
PC [MS Windows 9x] [JP] (Sep. 19, 1996; Garou Densetsu 3 - Harukanaru Tatakai)