Samurai Shodown V

Moby ID: 26143
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Seven years after the fourth game in the series, Samurai Shodown returns. In the game's time frame, this is the earliest game, hence the Japanese title Samurai Spirits Zero. It takes place in 1786 from January through the later summer. The game is therefore considered a prequel to the series.

The overall gameplay was slightly altered. It is a little faster, and the Slash/Bust system has been removed. Each character now has only one version, or the Bust mode is simply replaced by a new character of very similar setup. Combo slashes, sidestepping and fatalities have also vanished. The basic moves have been modeled after the first games in the series. They consist of three types of slashes, a single kick, and various dodge maneuvers similar to Samurai Shodown II.

There are 24 characters, a familiar cast with some new faces. Unlike the previous games, it is not possible to kill your opponent.

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  • サムライスピリッツ零 - Japanese spelling

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Game added by Sciere.

PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0. Arcade added by 666gonzo666. Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iPad, Android, iPhone added by Rik Hideto. Windows Apps added by Kennyannydenny.

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Game added January 30, 2007. Last modified January 28, 2024.