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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Neo Geo release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Daddelkingz (Oct 30, 2000)
Als Fazit bleibt nur noch hinzuzufügen, dass jeder der auf Waffen-beat-em-Ups steht, mit SS3 ein technisch einwandfreies sowie ein optisch wie akustisch berauschendes Meisterwerk erhält.
80 (Nov, 2003)
Samurai Shodown 3 ist ein sehr gelungenes Spiel und fügt sich nahtlos an seine Vorgänger an. Wer allerdings schon Teil 1 und/oder 2 in seiner Spielsammlung hat, der sollte es sich vielleicht zweimal überlegen, ob er noch mal fast das gleiche Spiel braucht. Aufgrund der geringen Neuerungen und der spärlichen Auswahl an Charakteren gibt es nur acht Punkte auf der Wertungsskala. Echte Fans der Samurai Spirits werden es aber sowieso haben wollen.
GamePro (US) (Mar, 1996)
While Shodown III won't disappoint fans of the series, it isn't the jump that Shodown II was over I. It's a decent fight, but the magic of the other two games is hard to find.
I've been a big fan of this series, but this game just plain overwhelmed me. Not only is there a huge conglomeration of characters, but they have alter egos that play differently as well. As a result, the graphics seem to be compromised with fewer colors than before. Samurai Shodown III plays well, but it has too many of those moves that require impossible joystick motions. I have mixed feelings about this game. I like what it has, but wasn't impressed.
Due to the character balance problems and the occasional bug, Samurai Shodown 3 is the weakest game in the Samurai Shodown series. It's still a fairly good game though, and first timers to Samurai Shodown series will get a taste of why the series is so respected by fighting fans. But longtime Samurai Shodown loyalists will be disappointed by the title's failure to live up to the standards of its predecessors.
The only possible way to describe Samurai Shodown III is to call it the bastard child of the series. Moving away from what many consider one of the greatest fighting games ever made in Samurai Shodown II, this third edition is a radical departure. It's the one no one will admit they like; yet it's still a decent fighting game, unfortunately caught in the aura of the first sequel.