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At the end of First Samurai, the Demon King was able to flee back in time to ancient Japan, so our hero follows him back in time, and has 10 levels awaiting him. Unlike the original, each world is split into sub-levels, with a boss at the end of each one, emphasising the arcade side of the gameplay, which still combines hacking and slashing with puzzle-solving.

As in the first game, you start without weaponry but can pick up swords and daggers as you progress through the levels. There are lots of hidden sections as you progress, which open up more of the end sequence to you, as well as several subgames including a shoot 'em up mode.


Second Samurai Genesis Second level takes place in lava caverns.
Second Samurai Genesis Falling boulder section
Second Samurai Genesis Starting position
Second Samurai Genesis Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Second Samurai" -- Mega Drive in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Feb, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Dream Amiga Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1994 58 out of 100 58


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