Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown

2008

System
Neo Geo
Publisher
D4 Enterprise
Developer
SNK

8.7

Game Rating

User Ratings: 3

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Fighting
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 16th Jun 2008, 900 points (USA)
  • 30th May 2008, 900 points (UK/EU)
  • 16th Oct 2008, 900 points (JPN)
Series
Samurai Shodown
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (9)

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Reviews

  • 1

    Virtual Console / Neo Geo

    Review Samurai Shodown

    Awaken the samurai spirit within and get ready for a new kind of fight.

    SNK became something of a fighting game factory in the early ‘90s, releasing titles like Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury to capitalize on public interest in the genre that had been kick started by a certain 2D fighting title from Cacpom. However, Samurai Showdown (or Samurai Spirits, as it was known in Japan) marked a real..

About The Game

This first entry in the extremely popular and revolutionary fighting-game series was released in 1993. Choose from 12 swordsmen with highly individualistic characteristics and fight furiously, ultimately confronting the evil Amakusa Shiro Tokisada. Each character wields his or her own specific weapon, but you must be careful not to lose it during the heat of battle. Some of the fighters also bring an animal companion into the fray, offering a unique aspect to the quick-paced action.

Another significant feature of the game is the anger gauge, which indicates the level of anger felt by each of the combatants as they suffer repeated injuries. If the anger reaches its maximum level, the attacking ability of the character increases, leading to even more intense confrontations. Through it all, the refined camera system smoothly zooms in and out of the playing field, presenting the frenzy of the battle while showcasing the lively background (watch as the referee scores hits). Awaken the samurai spirit within and get ready for a new kind of fight