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Samurai Shodown II

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
76
3.9
Neo Geo CD
...
4.0
iPhone
...
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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 Arcade Hard slash
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Pocket Color Choose your favorite fighter and be prepared for tough matches!
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Selecting GAME START, you will see this "How To Play" screen before the game starts. Learn the basic commands or press any button to skip!

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)

The Press Says

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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 25, 2004 89 out of 100 89
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Mag'64 Wii Feb 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 05, 2006 C 50
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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