Shogun Warriors is a 2D versus fighting game in which you take control of one of eight fighters based on ancient Japanese mythology and participate in a fighting tournament.
The fighters to choose from are a samurai, ninja, sumo wrestler, shogun, geisya, Kabuki dancer, kappa the turtle man and the fireman sabu. Each fighter has their own fighting techniques witch include kick, punch and special attacks. There are also four non playable boss fighters: a oni (demon), tengu (demon), Benkei the warrior monk and Goemon the outlaw. The fights are best of three and opponents are randomly selected with the bosses at the end. You can play solo or against a friend.