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 Neo Geo Pocket Color Title screen.
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Finish slash
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Death form above
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Pocket Color Cut-scene – In a dark place, a mysterious entity does an scary pose... :-O

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
Electric Playground Neo Geo May 06, 2004 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jun 17, 2003 A 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Dec 10, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Jun, 1995 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Neo Geo 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Wii Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Portable Review Neo Geo Pocket Color Oct 30, 2005 32 out of 40 80
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Gamer UK Android 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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