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At the end of First Samurai, the Demon King was able to flee back in time to ancient Japan, so our hero follows him back in time, and has 10 levels awaiting him. Unlike the original, each world is split into sub-levels, with a boss at the end of each one, emphasising the arcade side of the gameplay, which still combines hacking and slashing with puzzle-solving.

As in the first game, you start without weaponry but can pick up swords and daggers as you progress through the levels. There are lots of hidden sections as you progress, which open up more of the end sequence to you, as well as several subgames including a shoot 'em up mode.


Second Samurai Genesis Gonna leave my foot print on his skull.
Second Samurai Genesis The first boss fight
Second Samurai Genesis Game information
Second Samurai Genesis The third scrolls vertically.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Second Samurai" -- Mega Drive in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga Feb, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Score Amiga Jun, 1994 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1994 48 out of 100 48
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1994 40 out of 100 40
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Dec, 1994 11 out of 16 33


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