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Samurai Shodown II

aka: Samurai Showdown2: Katana Battle Action Game, Shin Samurai Spirits: Haōmaru Jigokuhen
Moby ID: 4110
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In Samurai Shodown II players take on one of the roles of fifteen warriors, fighting their way through the land to defeat Rashojin Mizuki, who was thrown into the sea when she was a little girl and since then became a servant of the dark god Ambrosia.

This sequel to Samurai Shodown introduces five new playable characters: the warrior and Haohmaru's rival Genjuro Kibagami, the cat-like Cham-Cham (Tam-Tam's sister), the Prussian gun-wielding knight Neinhalt Sieger, the old monk Nicotine Caffeine, and the hidden boss and unlockable character Kuroko.

The game features special moves accessible by charging up a power meter, as well as other gameplay-related additions. Characters can now roll forward and backward, perform small jumps to evade low attacks, and duck to avoid high ones. There is also a parrying move that leaves the opponent vulnerable for a moment if executed at the right time.


  • 侍魂2 - Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • 真サムライスピリッツ 覇王丸地獄変 - Japanese spelling

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  • Yasupuuu
  • Yuhki N.
  • Chu
  • Satomi S.
  • Abe
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1001 Video Games

Samurai Shodown II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • January 1995 (Issue 66) - Game of the Month (Neo Geo version)

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Game added by Satoshi Kunsai.

Arcade added by Trypticon. Xbox 360 added by Lance Boyle. Neo Geo CD added by Corn Popper. PlayStation 4, Xbox One added by mars_rulez. Android added by GTramp. Browser added by Lugamo. Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto. Windows Apps added by Kennyannydenny. Macintosh, Linux added by Foxhack. iPhone, iPad added by Kabushi. Wii added by gamewarrior. Neo Geo added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Alaka, formercontrib, Rik Hideto, FatherJack.

Game added May 18th, 2001. Last modified October 28th, 2023.