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Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

16 Sep 1993

 
 


 

 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 


 
Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

-G.S.M. 1500 SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Oct 1993
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00138
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official 'Original Soundtrack' release for the arcade / Neo Geo version from the 'SNK Neo Sound Orchestra' team.
Includes the complete score and a 'Voice and S.E. Collection' for every single character.

CD case, 44-track audio CD, 16-page booklet, move list card, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special Cancellation
餓狼伝説スペシャル キャンセレーション

KANZEN CANCEL KAISEKI HON
DETAILS
Format Book
Released 30 Nov 1993
Publisher Hakosho
Product ID no ISBN#
Size (cm) 21 x 25.7 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.42
PRICE
STATUS
Meticulous and perfectly structured mook released shortly after the arcade version.
Features detailed character bios, meticulously illustrated move lists, complete 'cancel' charts... Amazingly well put together considering how early it came out.

178 pages (162 in colour), Japanese.

All About Garou Densetsu Special
ALL ABOUT 餓狼伝説スペシャル

ALL ABOUT SERIES Vol.3
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 16 Dec 1993
Publisher Dempa Shinbunsha
Product ID 18362-01
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.4 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.38
PRICE
STATUS
The Studio Bent Stuff 'All About' series continues with this superb tribute to Garou Densetsu Special.
A game system overview is followed by complete illustrated move lists for every character, ending galleries, secrets, vs CPU and vs human columns, staff interview, design sketches, 19 pages of sheet music, and more.

240 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special - Chōzetsu Butō Kai
餓狼伝説スペシャル 超絶武闘会

PONY CANYON VIDEO
DETAILS
Format VHS
Released 17 Dec 1993
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCVP-11355
Size (cm) 20 x 12 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
Official VHS tape from Pony Canyon featuring tons of gameplay footage, a visual recap of Garou 1 and 2, an 'Omake' feature and a complete & uncut set of the hilarious Japanese TV commercials.

Plastic video case, 60min NTSC VHS tape.

Garou Densetsu Special - Chōzetsu Butō Kai
餓狼伝説スペシャル 超絶武闘会

PONY CANYON LD
DETAILS
Format Laser Disc
Released 17 Dec 1993
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCLP-00494
Size (cm) 31.3 x 31.3 x 0.3
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
Laser Disc version of the Pony Canyon video listed above. Features the exact same contents, but with far superior picture quality of course. And it's a little more expensive, too.

Cardboard LD sleeve, 60min 1-sided NTSC Laser Disc.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 22 Dec 1993
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-058
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.70
PRICE
STATUS
And here it is: SNK's 1993 fighting game masterpiece in all its Neo Geo glory.
A real highlight of the period and one not to be missed - especially considering its low price.

Standard soft-case Neo Geo packaging, 150MBit cartridge, 36-page monochrome booklet.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

GAMEST EXTRA No.106
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 17 Jan 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID Gamest No.106
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.60
PRICE
STATUS
Gamest excel as always with a superb 'Extra' issue choke full of giant character profiles with illustrated move lists, a massive strategy section, and the usual concept designs, fan art, merchandise, manga, and more.
NOTE - This book originally came with a giant fold-out poster. The stated price is for the book only; for poster included add an additional ¥2000 to the price.

176 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special Hisshō Kōryaku Hō
餓狼伝説スペシャル
必勝攻略法
NEO GEO KANPEKI KŌRYAKU SERIES 2
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 28 Feb 1994
Publisher Futabasha
Product ID ISBN4-575-28294-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.9 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.46
PRICE
STATUS
Following their excellent 'Neo Geo Perfect Capture Series' book for Garou 2, Futabasha are at it again with a massive, technical, and super in-depth 'Certain Victory Capture Method' for GDS.
A superb book in every way. The individual step-by-step combo sections are particularly good.

256 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special Image Album Part 1
餓狼伝説スペシャル イメージアルバム パート1

SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Apr 1994
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00152
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
First of two 'Arrange Soundtrack' releases from the 'SNK Neo Sound Orchestra' group, featuring 10 remixed tunes from the original OST.

CD case, 10-track audio CD, booklet, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special 4-Koma Ketteiban
餓狼伝説スペシャル
4コマ決定版
GAMEST COMICS 006
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 30 May 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-109-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
Official collection of 4-frame comedy manga strips by both professional and amateur manga artists. Pranks, puns, in-jokes and plain stupidity are abound.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special Image Album Part 2
餓狼伝説スペシャル イメージアルバム パート2

SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 17 June 1994
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00155
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Second 'Arrange Soundtrack' release from the 'SNK Neo Sound Orchestra' team. Finishes off the cast's remixed tunes.
View [back] for tracklisting.

CD case, 11-track audio CD, 20-page booklet, decal, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released 28 July 1994
Publisher Magical
Product ID MGX-5004
Size (cm) 23 x 17 x 4.5
Weight (kg) 0.40
PRICE
STATUS
Beating the much-anticipated SFC version to the shelves by one day, the X68000 does even better by presenting the best conversion of the period, spread over a massive nine disks.

Large plastic case with cover insert, 9 x 5" floppies, 20-page monochrome booklet.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 29 July 1994
Publisher Takara
Product ID SHVC-3R
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Takara do OK with a rough but impressive 32MBit conversion of GDS for the Super Famicom.
Interestingly, the visuals and gameplay are fine - it's the 'Dolby Surround' audio that is weird.

Standard SFC packaging, 32Mbit cartridge, 36-page colour booklet.

Garou Densetsu Special Hisshō Kōryaku Hon
餓狼伝説スペシャル 必勝攻略本

HAOH GAME SPECIAL 13
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 29 July 1994
Publisher Kodansha
Product ID ISBN4-06-329213-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.7 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.36
PRICE
STATUS
Large & extensive 'Certain Victory Capture Book' released on the exact same day as the SFC version.
Presents every character with slurs of tactics, combos, hints and strategies, all illustrated with tons of screenshots.

194 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special Super Guide
餓狼伝説スペシャル スーパーガイド

GUIDE BOOK for SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 29 Aug 1994
Publisher SoftBank
Product ID ISBN4-89052-554-8
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 0.8 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.22
PRICE
STATUS
SoftBank come up with a smaller but efficiently condensed guide for the SFC version.
Strategies and hints are shown through screenshot montages: what move is best to counter what etc.

144 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special Kanzen Kōryaku Hon
餓狼伝説スペシャル 完全攻略本

TOKUMA INTERMEDIA MOOK
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 30 Aug 1994
Publisher Tokumashoten
Product ID no ISBN#
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.3 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.23
PRICE
STATUS
SFC 'Complete Capture Book' very much in the same league as the other two (profiles, hints, strategies etc.) but focuses more on VS CPU tactics for every single possible match-up.

144 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 9 Sep 1994
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-058
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Classy Neo Geo CD port with quick loading times and a snazzy remixed CD soundtrack.
The best version?

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD CD_ROM disc, 32-page monochrome booklet, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

GAME GEAR
DETAILS
Format Game Gear
Released 25 Nov 1994
Publisher Takara
Product ID T-103017
Size (cm) 11 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Comical & relatively rare conversion of Garou Densetsu Special for Sega's handheld Game Gear.
It may only feature 9 characters, but as GG games go, it's quite a good laugh.

Standard GG cardboard packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, 42-page colour booklet.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

PC ENGINE ARCADE CD-ROM²
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 2 Dec 1994
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HCD4067
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The PC Engine Arcade Card version of Garou Densetsu Special is a technical tour-de-force from Hudson considering the hardware's limitations.
The loading times are unreal, but then again so is the achievement.

CD case, PC Engine Arcade CD-ROM² disc, 24-page colour booklet, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

MEGA-CD
DETAILS
Format Mega-CD
Released 31 Mar 1995
Publisher Victor
Product ID T-60214
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Victor do not disappoint with a late but remarkably potent Mega-CD port.
Extras include: CD soundtrack, 6-Button compatibility, and Ryo is immediately selectable.

CD case, Mega-CD CD-ROM disc, 33-page colour instruction booklet, spine card.

Garou Densetsu Special - Mondo Kei
餓狼伝説スペシャル
MONDO.恵
GAMEST COMICS 082
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 July 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-250-3
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.36
PRICE
STATUS
Dark, violent and moody comic book adaptation of GDS from Mondo Kei, a superb continuation of his 2-part Garou Densetsu 2 manga [link].
A phenomenal strip in every respect; one of the greatest highlights of the Gamest Comics collection.

204 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Garou Densetsu Special
餓狼伝説スペシャル

FM TOWNS
DETAILS
Format FM Towns
Released 13 Sep 1996
Publisher JHV
Product ID ?
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Super-rare FM Towns port from JHV, the same team behind the FM Towns version of Samurai Spirits.

Out of stock!

Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1
餓狼伝説 バトルアーカイブズ1

NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION Vol.5
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 20 July 2006
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25664
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
First in a set of two 15th Anniversary Garou Densetsu retrospectives, Vol.5 of the Neo Geo Online Collection.
Features the first 4 games:
- Garou Densetsu (1991)
- Garou Densetsu 2 (1992)
- Garou Densetsu Special (1993)
- Garou Densetsu 3 (1995)
Extras include: interactive menus & move lists, original / arrange BGM, 'Color Edit' and 'Practice' modes.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 1 [Best]
餓狼伝説 バトルアーカイブズ1
[ベスト]
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 29 May 2008
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25863
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Re-release of the first 'Battle Archives' compilation for the budget-price 'The Best' label. Includes:
- Garou Densetsu (1991)
- Garou Densetsu 2 (1992)
- Garou Densetsu Special (1993)
- Garou Densetsu 3 (1995)
Disc content remains the same as the original print.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

 



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