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Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo Pocket)

Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Pocket Title screen.

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Description

In early Japan, a man named Shiro Tokisada Amakusa preaches a heretic religion. Little does anyone know that Amakusa is really a servant of the evil Ambrosia, who took over Amakusa's body. Ambrosia wishes to shroud the world in darkness. Now, choose between 12 warriors, and 3 bonus characters (the Genesis version does not have Earthquake - removed due to size limitations) to fight for the honor of destroying Amakusa, and fulfilling a mission.

Screenshots

Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Pocket Options set.
Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Pocket Title screen.
Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Pocket Selecting a grade level.
Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Pocket Character selection.

Alternate Titles

  • "侍魂" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Samurai Spirits" -- Japanese title
  • "Samurai Shodown! - Pocket Fighting Series" -- Neo Geo Pocket title
  • "Samurai Shodown 1" -- Informal name
  • "Nettou Samurai Spirits" -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "サムライスピリッツ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Defunct Games Jul 10, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames May 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Japanese release

Strangely enough, when the 3DO version was released in Japan, it was under the overseas name instead of the original Japanese title.

Hattori Hanzo

Either coincidence or not, the ninja Hattori Hanzo is actually a real samurai in medieval Japan. The "real" Hattori Hanzo served under the daimyo Tokugawa Ieyasu. Fans of Nobunaga's Ambition will recognize this.

Awards

  • GamePro
    • Vol.6, Issue 2 - Fighting Game of the Year 1993 (Editors' Choice)
Information also contributed by Big John WV and M4R14N0
azereal (50) added Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo Pocket) on Feb 24, 2007
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