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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 The second boss is another dragon.
Second Samurai Genesis A cataclysmic death for one enemy there
Second Samurai Genesis Options
Second Samurai Genesis The first mid-boss in the game as I recall

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Dream Amiga Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Score Amiga Jun, 1994 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75 Genesis Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1994 40 out of 100 40


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