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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 A faint Charlotte in Continue screen.
Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo Pocket Color Options.
Samurai Shodown II Windows Start Screen
Samurai Shodown II Arcade Old man Nicotine

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
  • "Samurai Shodown! 2 – Pocket Fighting Series" -- Neo Geo Pocket Color title

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User Reviews

Decent game that does an effective, not great, job of translating the big-brother gameplay. Neo Geo Pocket Color zemonn (176)

Critic Reviews

Video Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Jul, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Dec 10, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Jan, 1995 36 out of 40 90
Defunct Games Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 25, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox 360 Sep 16, 2008 B 75
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Oct, 2008 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Pocket Color Sep 05, 2006 C 50
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 01, 2013 5 out of 10 50
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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