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Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku (GameCube)

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Born and bred a warrior, Samurai Jack is thrust into the future by his nemesis, Aku. In his travels, Jack learns of a time portal that can reunite him with his ancient ancestors. Now he must battle Aku's minions across burning villages, massive forests, and the bustling Aku City to find the time portal!

Use combo moves, slow-motion Sakai focus mode, and various weapons to defeat your foes. Also meet up with the familiar faces of the Scotsman, Mad Jack, and others.

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GameZone Mar 29, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Jan 03, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 23, 2004 12 out of 20 60
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Mar 19, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Mar 23, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
N-Zone Aug 31, 2004 48 out of 100 48
GameSpy Mar 25, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

The game is referenced in the 2006 Italian novel Caos calmo (Quiet Chaos) by Sandro Veronesi. More specifically, one of Samurai Jack's special attacks, the Sakai Mode where time is slowed down, is used as a metaphor to describe an event in the book.

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