Another straggler from last night's releases has made its way out worldwide. DotEmu and SNK have collaborated to release another classic Neo-Geo fighting game on to iOS, this time bringing Garou: Mark of the Wolves [$3.99] on the go. The really exciting feature here is the inclusion of Game Center online multiplayer for the first time in one of these DotEmu ports. Implementing online multiplayer in an emulated game is far from impossible - GGPO started out as an emulation tool for just this, and turned into a key game development tool for those who make fighting games with online play. However, this is one of the first emulated games to have online multiplayer on iOS. The player base is a bit limited at launch, so our forum thread might be a good spot to hit up some matches.

Garou Mark of the Wolves

Otherwise, there's the standard array of features for a DotEmu SNK port: the entire classic arcade game, with different virtual control options available to use. And if you have an MFi controller, this supports it. Expect challenging and unforgiving gameplay that will likely take a lot of practice to master, especially if you're not well-versed in SNK fighting games. Still, it's well-known for pushing the aging Neo-Geo hardware to the limits, and its animations and visuals look great even today.

  • Joltrabbit

    My body is ready.

    Sadly today controls aren't. I may have to get a controller. What's a good model/price range for one?

    • dezign999

      Been stoked with the latest wireless Moga pad, its basically like an Xbox controller.

  • mattreeder

    Oh my god. Yesssssssssssssssssssss

  • Mike Legend

    There's something about these 2D fighting games. As the art is sprite based, every frame was painstakingly drawn by hand so that each still image is a piece of deliberate, intricate, detailed art. With 3D models and particle effects there's a loss of spirit in the models. Is it just me?

    • DoctorFedora

      I'd have agreed with you unequivocally until I saw Guilty Gear Xrd in person, at which point I found out that it actually could be done.

  • Luciano1084

    I can't suggest this unless you have a mifi controller.. Bought a few King of fighters titles and the virtual controls are brutal imo

  • Wizard_Mike

    Holy crap! I didn't even know this was in the works. Freakin' sweeeeeeeet!

  • tognesimo

    Now capcom must release street fighter 3 third strike with online multi!!! In our dreams of course :))!

  • aced411

    It's getting to the point where a good mifi controller paired with an iPhone has better gaming options than a dedicated game system.