Samurai Shodown II

Critic Score User Score
Android
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Neo Geo
93
4.2
Neo Geo Pocket Color
85
3.7
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Description

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 The age brings the experience. Wise words...
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Spinning attack
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo VS Screen.
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Choosing OPTIONS, you can change the difficulty level and the game mode. If you want see red blood, put in JAPAN.

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

Electric Playground Neo Geo May 06, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Video Games Neo Geo Dec, 1994 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo May 08, 2010 A- 91
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 08, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Jun, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 25, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation Android Jul 16, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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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