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Description

In 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.

Screenshots

Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Title screen (Japanese version).
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo VS Screen.
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo A faint Charlotte in Continue screen.
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Kakoruru's speech

Promo Images

Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
Samurai Shodown II Screenshot
Samurai Shodown II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "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

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Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Neo Geo CD Oct 16, 1995 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo May 08, 2010 A- 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Jun, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 08, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Mega Fun Neo Geo Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
IGN Neo Geo Sep 30, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Imperium Gier Windows May 10, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Samurai Shodown II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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