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Samurai Shodown V (Neo Geo)

Samurai Shodown V Neo Geo Title screen.


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Seven years after the fourth game in the series, Samurai Shodown returns. In the game's time frame, this is the earliest game, hence the Japanese title Samurai Spirits Zero. It takes place in 1786 from January through the later summer. The game is therefore considered a prequel to the series.

The overall gameplay was slightly altered. It is a little faster, and the Slash/Bust system has been removed. Each character now has only one version, or the Bust mode is simply replaced by a new character of very similar setup. Combo slashes, sidestepping and fatalities have also vanished. The basic moves have been modeled after the first games in the series. They consist of three types of slashes, a single kick, and various dodge maneuvers similar to Samurai Shodown II.

There are 24 characters, a familiar cast with some new faces. Unlike the previous games, it is not possible to kill your opponent.


Samurai Shodown V Neo Geo Title screen (Japanese version).
Samurai Shodown V Neo Geo Hanzo Hattori with the open guard: he's hit-damaged by Gaoh Hinowanokami Kyougoku's slashing blow...
Samurai Shodown V Neo Geo After some time battling against Galford, Enja gets a chance to hit-connect his first slashing blow.
Samurai Shodown V Neo Geo Sogetsu Kazama keeps the guard opened: it's the chance to Charlotte's move Splash Fount hit-connect!

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