DescriptionIn Samurai Shodown II players take on one of the roles of fifteen warriors, fighting their way through the land to defeat Rashojin Mizuki, who was thrown into the sea when she was a little girl and since then became a servant of the dark god Ambrosia.
This sequel to Samurai Shodown introduces five new playable characters: the warrior and Haohmaru's rival Genjuro Kibagami, the cat-like Cham-Cham (Tam-Tam's sister), the Prussian gun-wielding knight Neinhalt Sieger, the old monk Nicotine Caffeine, and the hidden boss and unlockable character Kuroko.
The game features special moves accessible by charging up a power meter, as well as other gameplay-related additions. Characters can now roll forward and backward, perform small jumps to evade low attacks, and duck to avoid high ones. There is also a parrying move that leaves the opponent vulnerable for a moment if executed at the right time.
- "真サムライスピリッツ 覇王丸地獄変" -- Japanese spelling
- "侍魂2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Shin Samurai Spirits: Haōmaru Jigokuhen" -- Japanese title
- "Samurai Showdown2: Katana Battle Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
- "Samurai Shodown! 2 – Pocket Fighting Series" -- Neo Geo Pocket Color title
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1001 Video GamesSamurai Shodown II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
Trypticon (11030) added Samurai Shodown II (Arcade) on Jan 26, 2014
- January 1995 (Issue 66) - Game of the Month (Neo Geo version)
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