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Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku

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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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Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Mar 23, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Diehard GameFan GameCube May 19, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life GameCube Jan 03, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jul 23, 2004 12 out of 20 60
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 19, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN GameCube Mar 23, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
GameSpy GameCube Mar 25, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Informer Magazine GameCube May, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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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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