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Description

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.

Screenshots

Second Samurai Genesis Fighting a primitive with bear hands
Second Samurai Genesis This chain of fireballs reminds me of Contra.
Second Samurai Genesis The first mid-boss in the game as I recall
Second Samurai Genesis Falling boulder section

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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
Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1994 48 out of 100 48

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Contributed to by Sciere (430464) and Martin Smith (62806)