Samurai Shodown II

Critic Score User Score
Neo Geo Pocket Color
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3.7
Android
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Windows
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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 Very good! Charlotte's fast attack remained intact. Great target...
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Well done
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Kuroko feels that the danger is close... And only YOU can prevent a catastrophe!
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

The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jun 17, 2003 A 100
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo May 08, 2010 A- 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Jun, 1995 9 out of 10 90
IGN Neo Geo Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox 360 Sep 16, 2008 B 75
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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