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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 Character select screen. Many fighters of previous game are here, like Haohmaru and others. Can you see the new characters?
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Crushing victory
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Kakoruru's speech
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Spinning attack

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

Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jun 17, 2003 A 100
Video Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Jul, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Neo Geo Pocket Color Nov, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Video Games Neo Geo Dec, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Jun, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Portable Review Neo Geo Pocket Color Oct 30, 2005 32 out of 40 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Android Jul 16, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65
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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