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Sword of the Samurai

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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.


Sword of the Samurai DOS Battle - troops in Katana formation
Sword of the Samurai DOS Survey yourself, you old Daimyo you
Sword of the Samurai DOS Visit rival strongholds and invite them to tea parties to strengthen friendly ties.
Sword of the Samurai DOS Intrigue in the castle

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 DOS Ray Soderlund (3497)
One of the best Samurai games ever! DOS Terry Callahan (67)
This is why Sid Meier is one of the greats. The best game about Samurai ever. DOS kyuzo (18)
Comprehensive, yet simple and fun! DOS M B (18)
Pure Samurai Entertainment! DOS Righteous Fire (3)
Gettysburg meets Pirates DOS Tony Van (2681)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Apr, 1990 855 out of 1000 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Mar, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Tilt DOS Mar, 1990 11 out of 20 55


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