DescriptionBringing a new breath to SNK's swordsman fighting series, this 4th installment marks the return of 3 classic characters (Yagyu Jubei, Charlotte and Tam Tam, now with updated stuff), introduces 2 newcomers for the pantheon (the brothers Sogetsu Kazama and Kazuki Kazama) and brings some new backgrounds.
In spite of these little improvements, the game preserved (and improved a lot) many elements that did the previous one (Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood) a quite popular title, like the dodge move and the chance to choose between two versions of the fighter: the standard one and an alternative dark-styled one (SLASH and BUST, respectively).
With the intention to provide more action in the battles, the "No Contest" Moves were introduced: working in similar way (and under certain conditions) to the many games of Mortal Kombat Series, your fighter will execute an ultimate-slaughter move in a stunned opponent.
- "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin Special" -- PlayStation title
- "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin" -- Japanese title
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|Pixel-Heroes.de||Neo Geo||Dec, 2003||10 out of 10||100|
|All Game Guide||Neo Geo||1998||90|
|neXGam||SEGA Saturn||2006||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Video Games||Neo Geo CD||Feb, 1997||86 out of 100||86|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Neo Geo||Jan, 1997||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Mar 12, 2012||80|
|Mega Fun||SEGA Saturn||Dec, 1997||80 out of 100||80|
|Defunct Games||Wii||Mar 16, 2012||B-||67|
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