Growl is a faithful port of Taito's animal-themed brawler. Although it's limited to two players, it captures the original's chaotic gameplay.
IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY, A GROUP OF EVIL POACHERS RECKLESSLY HUNTED ANIMALS NEARLY TO THE POINT OF EXTINCTION.
HELLO...THIS IS A RANGER CORPS. WHAT?!... UNDERSTAND. WE WILL NOT FAIL TO DEFEAT THEM!
Instead of a punch and kick button like the arcade, this version only has one attack button.
This is the only Taito brawler on Genesis.
Growl has a hilarious combat, entertainingly stupid weapons-heavy gameplay, and an intriguing emphasis on fighting business ladies. It has a lot of memorable moments, but it also has a lot of padding. Its graphics are ugly and its music is charming at best, but it's easy to breeze through and the end boss is a great surprise.