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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 Hordes coming at me
Second Samurai Genesis Game information
Second Samurai Genesis The second boss is another dragon.
Second Samurai Genesis The first mid-boss in the game as I recall

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Down Under Amiga May, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 73 out of 100 73 Genesis Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1994 48 out of 100 48


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