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A 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up, Sengoku casts you and a friend as two renegade fighters out to beat the crap out of the many assorted gangs that threaten the post-apocalyptic cities of the future. Unfortunately for them they also get caught in a time-warping scheme caused by the evil Nobunaga who attempts to invade the time period with mythical warriors and evil creatures from the Japanese sengoku period.

The game thus takes you from the city to a spirit-realm from time to time, in which you must fight all sorts of Japanese mythical figures, and release three haunted spirits that can aid you in your battle. Defeated enemies leave behind colored orbs, collect them to heal up, gain weapons and even get energy attacks. Collect green balls to increase the life gauge, red ball for a samurai sword, blue ball for double sword, purple for a larger holy sword

Defeating certain enemies will prompt a "I will help you" message and the player collects their soul. Press C at any time to summon the warriors' spirit and this will temporarily change your character's form and give you a new collection of attacks and powers. The player can change form and fight as an armour-clad wolf, a samurai or an agile ninja who moves around with back flips.


Sengoku Neo Geo Final boss in statue form
Sengoku SEGA CD Intro
Sengoku Neo Geo A boss
Sengoku Arcade Cut-scene

Promo Images

Sengoku Screenshot
Sengoku Screenshot
Sengoku Screenshot
Sengoku Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "戦国伝承" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Sengoku Denshō" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Neo Geo Sep, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
Retro Archives Neo Geo CD May 16, 2020 16 out of 20 80
Retro Archives Neo Geo May 16, 2020 16 out of 20 80 Nintendo Switch Sep 09, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Retro Archives SEGA CD May 16, 2020 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Mar, 1994 22 out of 50 44 SEGA CD Jan 29, 2007 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SEGA CD Aug 20, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Consoles Plus Neo Geo Sep, 1991 38 out of 100 38
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Oct 16, 2002 D+ 33


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