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Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Neo Geo
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4.1
Windows
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Neo Geo CD
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4.5
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Description

Bringing 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.

Screenshots

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge PlayStation Yagyu Jubei waiting the best time to avoid Charlotte's triangular projectile-based move Tri-Slash...
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Neo Geo Victory screen.
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Neo Geo In his Hiken TsubameGaeshi, Ukyo does a sword fire burst which knocks down the adversary if hit.
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Neo Geo In spite of being visually nice, the shine of Nakoruru's Kamui Rimuse can represent a big danger...

Alternate Titles

  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin Special" -- PlayStation title
  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Dec, 2003 10 out of 10 100
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
neXGam SEGA Saturn 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Jan, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 12, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games Wii Mar 16, 2012 B- 67

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