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In Samurai Shodown II players take on one of the roles of fifteen warriors, fighting their way through the land to defeat Rashojin Mizuki, who was thrown into the sea when she was a little girl and since then became a servant of the dark god Ambrosia.

This sequel to Samurai Shodown introduces five new playable characters: the warrior and Haohmaru's rival Genjuro Kibagami, the cat-like Cham-Cham (Tam-Tam's sister), the Prussian gun-wielding knight Neinhalt Sieger, the old monk Nicotine Caffeine, and the hidden boss and unlockable character Kuroko.

The game features special moves accessible by charging up a power meter, as well as other gameplay-related additions. Characters can now roll forward and backward, perform small jumps to evade low attacks, and duck to avoid high ones. There is also a parrying move that leaves the opponent vulnerable for a moment if executed at the right time.

Screenshots

Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Very good! Charlotte's fast attack remained intact. Great target...
Samurai Shodown II Arcade After fight I will eat fresh fish.
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo This "scythe" has more powers of that our vain philosophy can imagine. Take care!
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo The girls who pass for the screen receive uninterrupted applause from the "commission judge". It seems that they never seen many together beauty!

Promo Images

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Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
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Samurai Shodown II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "侍魂2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Shin Samurai Spirits: Haohamaru jigokuhen" -- Japanese title
  • "Samurai Showdown2: Katana Battle Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Samurai Shodown! 2 – Pocket Fighting Series" -- Neo Geo Pocket Color title

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User Reviews

Decent game that does an effective, not great, job of translating the big-brother gameplay. Neo Geo Pocket Color zemonn (173)

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Dec 10, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Defunct Games Neo Geo Jun 04, 2005 94 out of 100 94
Defunct Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 25, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Wii Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox 360 Sep 16, 2008 B 75
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 01, 2013 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 05, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Samurai Shodown II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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