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Bringing a new breath to SNK's swordsman fighting series, this 4th installment marks the return of 3 classic characters (Yagyu Jubei, Charlotte and Tam Tam, now with updated stuff), introduces 2 newcomers for the pantheon (the brothers Sogetsu Kazama and Kazuki Kazama) and brings some new backgrounds.

In spite of these little improvements, the game preserved (and improved a lot) many elements that did the previous one (Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood) a quite popular title, like the dodge move and the chance to choose between two versions of the fighter: the standard one and an alternative dark-styled one (SLASH and BUST, respectively).

With the intention to provide more action in the battles, the "No Contest" Moves were introduced: working in similar way (and under certain conditions) to the many games of Mortal Kombat Series, your fighter will execute an ultimate-slaughter move in a stunned opponent.


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Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Magazine Advertisement Neo Geo Freak (Geibunsha, Japan), Issue 20 (January 1997)
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Magazine Advertisement Back cover
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Screenshot
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin Special" -- PlayStation title
  • "Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin" -- Japanese title

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Fred VT (25943) added Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (PSP) on Jun 27, 2013
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