DescriptionIn 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Samurai [NOW LOADING] Shodown!||3DO||Fake Spam (94)|
|A great translation of the Neo Geo original.||SEGA CD||Luis Arocho (3)|
|The original, and not a bad one at that.||Game Boy||Zorgob (24)|
The Press Says
|Electric Playground||Neo Geo CD||Oct 16, 1995||10 out of 10||100|
|Power Unlimited||SNES||Feb, 1995||9.6 out of 10||96|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Game Gear||Oct 02, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|Game Players||3DO||Mar, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||May 30, 2008||80|
|CD Player||3DO||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||3DO||Jan, 1995||7.6 out of 10||76|
|GamePro (US)||SNES||Dec, 1994||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Sega-16.com||SEGA CD||Jun 24, 2010||7 out of 10||70|
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Japanese releaseStrangely enough, when the 3DO version was released in Japan, it was under the overseas name instead of the original Japanese title.
Hattori HanzoEither 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.
- Vol.6, Issue 2 - Fighting Game of the Year 1993 (Editors' Choice)