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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 through time in order to confront him.

The game consists of 15 levels crossing various time periods such as the prehistoric age, a futuristic age, and medieval Japan. Throughout these levels are vases that hold souls. A certain number of these vases have to be broken in order to free the captive souls before the game will let the player continue further. The samurai initially starts only with the ability to punch, kick, and jump but can find items like a sword, throwing knives, food items that replenish energy, and a thunder spell can be found that will aid the samurai in his quest against the legions of the Demon King's henchmen.

Options let the player select the number of lives (3, 5. or 7) they start with and the difficulty level (Easy, Brave, Heroic, and Samurai).


Second Samurai Genesis Starting position
Second Samurai Genesis Fighting a primitive with bear hands
Second Samurai Genesis The third scrolls vertically.
Second Samurai Genesis I don't know what I'm riding, but I need to catch the vases.

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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 (612255) added Second Samurai (Genesis) on Jul 03, 2005