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Second Samurai (Genesis)

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At the end of First Samurai, the Demon King was able to flee back in time to ancient Japan, so our hero follows him back in time, and has 10 levels awaiting him. Unlike the original, each world is split into sub-levels, with a boss at the end of each one, emphasising the arcade side of the gameplay, which still combines hacking and slashing with puzzle-solving.

As in the first game, you start without weaponry but can pick up swords and daggers as you progress through the levels. There are lots of hidden sections as you progress, which open up more of the end sequence to you, as well as several subgames including a shoot 'em up mode.


Second Samurai Genesis This chain of fireballs reminds me of Contra.
Second Samurai Genesis Falling boulder section
Second Samurai Genesis The third scrolls vertically.
Second Samurai Genesis Lost a life

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Second Samurai" -- Mega Drive in-game title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75 Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Dec, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Play Time Nov, 1994 48 out of 100 48
Mega Fun Dec, 1994 40 out of 100 40
Gamers (Germany) Dec, 1994 11 out of 16 33


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Sciere (547427) added Second Samurai (Genesis) on Jul 03, 2005
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