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Bringing a new breath to SNK's swordsman fighting series, this 4th installment marks the return of 3 classic characters (Yagyu Jubei, Charlotte and Tam Tam, now with updated stuff), introduces 2 newcomers for the pantheon (the brothers Sogetsu Kazama and Kazuki Kazama) and brings some new backgrounds.

In spite of these little improvements, the game preserved (and improved a lot) many elements that did the previous one (Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood) a quite popular title, like the dodge move and the chance to choose between two versions of the fighter: the standard one and an alternative dark-styled one (SLASH and BUST, respectively).

With the intention to provide more action in the battles, the "No Contest" Moves were introduced: working in similar way (and under certain conditions) to the many games of Mortal Kombat Series, your fighter will execute an ultimate-slaughter move in a stunned opponent.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin Special" -- PlayStation title
  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin" -- Japanese title

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Nintendo Life Mar 12, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Defunct Games Mar 16, 2012 B- 67


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yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2458) added Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Wii) on Jun 15, 2012
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