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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 Character select screen. Many fighters of previous game are here, like Haohmaru and others. Can you see the new characters?
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Pocket Color Main menu.
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Fire fist!
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Spinning blades

Promo Images

Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
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

Electric Playground Neo Geo CD Oct 16, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Dec 10, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Play Time Neo Geo Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 08, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Mega Fun Neo Geo Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Mag'64 Wii Feb 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Portable Review Neo Geo Pocket Color Oct 30, 2005 32 out of 40 80
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Jul 01, 2013 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 05, 2006 C 50
Imperium Gier Windows May 10, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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