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Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (PlayStation)

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Title screen


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Bringing a new breath to SNK's swordsman fighting series, this 4th installment marks the return of 3 classic characters (Yagyu Jubei, Charlotte and Tam Tam, now with updated stuff), introduces 2 newcomers for the pantheon (the brothers Sogetsu Kazama and Kazuki Kazama) and brings some new backgrounds.

In spite of these little improvements, the game preserved (and improved a lot) many elements that did the previous one (Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood) a quite popular title, like the dodge move and the chance to choose between two versions of the fighter: the standard one and an alternative dark-styled one (SLASH and BUST, respectively).

With the intention to provide more action in the battles, the "No Contest" Moves were introduced: working in similar way (and under certain conditions) to the many games of Mortal Kombat Series, your fighter will execute an ultimate-slaughter move in a stunned opponent.


Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Aiming to hit-damage Nakoruru, Rimururu starts an icicle-based counterattack: Nakoruru just waits...
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Sogetsu Kazama feels Kibagami Genjuro's current offensive: the third part of his move Sanren Satsu!
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Nakoruru (helped by Mamahaha) attempting to hit-smash Gaira Kafuin through her attack Kamui Mutsube.
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Kibagami Genjuro attempts to hit-damage Galford, but the American ninja strikes back using his kick.

Alternate Titles

  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin Special" -- PlayStation title
  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin" -- Japanese title

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Evil Ryu (52133) added Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (PlayStation) on Nov 25, 2005
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