DescriptionIn 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.
- "真サムライスピリッツ 覇王丸地獄変" -- Japanese spelling
- "侍魂2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Shin Samurai Spirits: Haōmaru Jigokuhen" -- Japanese title
- "Samurai Showdown2: Katana Battle Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
- "Samurai Shodown! 2 – Pocket Fighting Series" -- Neo Geo Pocket Color title
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|Decent game that does an effective, not great, job of translating the big-brother gameplay.||Neo Geo Pocket Color||zemonn (176)|
|GamePro (US)||Neo Geo||Feb, 1995||5 out of 5||100|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Neo Geo||Dec 10, 2003||10 out of 10||100|
|Electric Playground||Neo Geo CD||Oct 16, 1995||10 out of 10||100|
|Electric Playground||Neo Geo||May 06, 2004||10 out of 10||100|
|Defunct Games||Neo Geo||Jun 04, 2005||94 out of 100||94|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Aug 08, 2008||90|
|IGN||Neo Geo||Sep 30, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|TeamXbox||Xbox 360||Sep 12, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||Aug 26, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Pocket Gamer UK||Android||Jul 01, 2013||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesSamurai 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)
Neo Geo Credits