Samurai Shodown! 2: Pocket Fighting Series

aka: Samurai Spirits! 2
Moby ID: 139358
Neo Geo Pocket Color Specs

Description official descriptions

Samurai Shodown! 2: Pocket Fighting Series is basically Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage for a handheld system. However it is not a direct port since it makes concessions that its' previous Neo Geo handheld counterpart did. All the characters from the Arcade game appear here, except for Hanma Yagyu, but this version adds the characters Charlotte and Jubei Yagyu.

Gameplay modes include One Player, Survival, and VS mode. In the Survival mode players can earn eight cards for each playable fighter, which can increase a fighters stats or give them additional special moves.

Options let the player choose the difficulty level, points needed to win, and the amount of time per round (for both the player and their opponent for the latter two options).


  • サムライスピリッツ!2 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Neo Geo Pocket Color version)

25 People (21 developers, 4 thanks) · View all

Character Design
BG & Demo Design
  • Dark
  • Tora
  • SNK Technical Section
  • & all Saurus staff
Special Thanks (SNK Co.)
Design Works (SNK Design Section)
Supervisor (SNK Planning Section)
[ full credits ]



Average score: 80% (based on 8 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)

Decent game that does an effective, not great, job of translating the big-brother gameplay.

The Good
The graphics are pretty decent for this little system, as are the sounds. They picked a good palette for the screen, given that it is not backlit. The moves are pretty intuitive and I don't imagine it would take more than about 5 minutes to become pretty capable at the game. Also, for a fan of the Samurai Shodown series, the feel and gameplay is very enjoyable.

The Bad
This game is really short. I guess that's due to the fact it is a portable game and has no save you have to finish it in one sitting.

The Bottom Line
Overall, it's a decent game if you are a Samurai Shodown fan or collector. I bought it mainly as a collector's item, not expecting too much incredible gameplay on the Neo Geo Pocket and I wasn't disappointed.

Nothing surprising in the gameplay. Basically, take a subset of the list of Samurai Shodown characters and fight your way to the end. There are single player and survival modes to keep you busy. The gameplay is pretty limited by the lack of buttons on the Neo Geo Pocket (only two). There are slash and bust modes to extend the game time. Also, there is a card collecting feature which adds a nice twist.

Neo Geo Pocket Color · by zemonn (174) · 2019


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Alaka.

Neo Geo Pocket Color added by Corn Popper. Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77.

Additional contributors: Rik Hideto.

Game added December 27, 2019. Last modified April 10, 2024.