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First Samurai (SNES)

First Samurai SNES Title screen

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Trivia

Cancelled remake

A revamped version was to be released for the Nintendo 64, with a 3D perspective aimed at exploration, similar to Tomb Raider and one-on-one fights geared towards Tekken. The game was ultimately cancelled.

Extras

Some game boxes came with a free color poster featuring an enlarged picture of a Samurai and the caption "the power of bushido will be yours..." followed by the company's logo and address.

References

The game's name is a deliberate play on the popular Last Ninja series.

SNES version

In the SNES version several pictures in the intro, a bloody sword on the title screen and burger/coke power ups in the later levels were removed. Additionally all human enemies were replaced with demons. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Arcade Adventure
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #36 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Garcia.

Contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) on Feb 02, 2004. [revised by : FatherJack (56456) and Patrick Bregger (123703)]. -- edit trivia