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Sword of the Samurai (DOS)

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Description

Sword of the Samurai simulates feudal leadership in 15th century Japan. Players take on the role of a young samurai warrior with a small kingdom. You and your neighbors vie for land and perform feats to win the favour of your lord, struggling to win the shogunate. Time will be spent managing the kingdom and wandering through feudal Japan; setting the scene for arcade sequences that determine your standing. Win the battle, gain land; beat the swordsman, gain honour.

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Sword of the Samurai DOS Survey yourself, you old Daimyo you
Sword of the Samurai DOS Visiting a rival offers many options. Some good, some bad, some suicide :)
Sword of the Samurai DOS Raise taxes to gain land but lose support of your people.
Sword of the Samurai DOS Choose a home base and your starting clan.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sword of the Samurai: A Quest For Honor In Feudal Japan" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Like a superb blade, beautiful in its simple effectiveness Ray Soderlund (3500) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
One of the best Samurai games ever! Terry Callahan (67) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This is why Sid Meier is one of the greats. The best game about Samurai ever. kyuzo (18) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Comprehensive, yet simple and fun! M B (18) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Pure Samurai Entertainment! Righteous Fire (3) unrated
Gettysburg meets Pirates Tony Van (2691) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Justin Hall (115) added Sword of the Samurai (DOS) on Aug 26, 1999