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First Samurai (SNES)

First Samurai SNES Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Player One
Un petit jeu sans prétention, loin d'être excellent, mais pas totalement mauvais. Un jeu bof, quoi.
Nintendo Magazine System UK
Any computer games that are ported over to console should make the most of the better machine. Otherwise, it's all a big waste of time - as demonstrated here...
It is weird, First Samurai is obviously one of those computer games that has tried desperately to be like a console game - with simple platforms and a slick and fast-moving main character - but now that it has finally made it onto the SNES it looks like a fish out of water. First Samurai really does feel like an old Spectrum game, which was no bad thing - five years ago.
First Samurai präsentiert uns fernöstliche Kampfkunst, wie wir sie nicht erleben wollen - ein uraltes Spielprinzip gepaart mit zahlreichen Macken und einem Schwierigkeitsgrad, den der höllische Bösewicht des Moduls offensichtlich selbst erdacht hat. Wer von einem Spiel wirklich so richtig gefordert werden will, darf sich First Samurai für das SNES ruhig mal ansehen - alle anderen finden bei ebay & co. weitaus bessere Alternativen für den 16-Bittter.
Total! (Germany)
First Samurai ist ein Action-Jump&Run, bei dem Ihr ein wenig in der Gegend nach benötigten Dingen sucht, einen Haufen Gegner mit dem Schwert niedermetzelt und ein paar Puzzles löst. Das war's dann auch schon. Dank der technisch schwachen Programmierung und des langatmigen Gameplays darf sich First Samurai ganz oben in der Liste „Schwache Games 1993“ ansiedeln,