Samurai Shodown II

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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 Arcade Hard slash
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Fast attack
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Pocket Color Charlotte has some advantage with this sword move, but her energy is lower than Nakoruru's.
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo If you are a specialist in weapons, makes with that Earthquake's "scythe" reach 3 hits? It's slaughter time!

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 CD Oct 16, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Neo Geo Pocket Color Nov, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Electric Playground Neo Geo May 06, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) Neo Geo Feb, 1995 5 out of 5 100
IGN Wii Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Neo Geo Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 01, 2013 5 out of 10 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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