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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 Hordes coming at me
Second Samurai Genesis Gonna leave my foot print on his skull.
Second Samurai Genesis The first mid-boss in the game as I recall
Second Samurai Genesis Title screen

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 Power Amiga Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 73 out of 100 73 Genesis Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
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
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1994 40 out of 100 40


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