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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 This chain of fireballs reminds me of Contra.
Second Samurai Genesis The second boss is another dragon.
Second Samurai Genesis Title screen
Second Samurai Genesis Second level takes place in lava caverns.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
The One Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Amiga User International Amiga May, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
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
Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1994 48 out of 100 48


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