DescriptionIn 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Decent game that does an effective, not great, job of translating the big-brother gameplay.||Neo Geo Pocket Color||zemonn (173)|
The Press Says
|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|
|IGN||Neo Geo||Sep 30, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Portable Review||Neo Geo Pocket Color||Oct 30, 2005||32 out of 40||80|
|IGN||Xbox 360||Sep 15, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Mag'64||Wii||Feb 26, 2012||8 out of 10||80|
|Official Nintendo Magazine||Wii||Oct, 2008||71 out of 100||71|
|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||iPad||Jul 01, 2013||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesSamurai Shodown II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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