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Sword of the Samurai (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tony Van (2691)
Written on  :  Nov 27, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Gettysburg meets Pirates

The Good

Very few people have seen this game, but it had a blend of both real-time combat (via troops moving in formation) and personal honor (go rescue your daugher singlehandedly from your opponent's castle. Do this and other game mechanics successfully, and you will slowly control all of Japan!

The Bad

The formation combat was a bit slow and not all that exciting.

The Bottom Line

Another of the great Sid Meier's triumphs, although not very well known.