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Sword of the Samurai simulates feudal leadership in 15th century Japan. Players take on the role of a young samurai warrior with a small kingdom. You and your neighbors vie for land and perform feats to win the favour of your lord, struggling to win the shogunate. Time will be spent managing the kingdom and wandering through feudal Japan; setting the scene for arcade sequences that determine your standing. Win the battle, gain land; beat the swordsman, gain honour.


Sword of the Samurai DOS You broke the bandits!
Sword of the Samurai DOS Your wedding
Sword of the Samurai DOS Espionage attempts towards your rivals (when travelling as a ronin) have beneficial but dangerous consequences to your cause.
Sword of the Samurai DOS Sword play

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sword of the Samurai: A Quest For Honor In Feudal Japan" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Like a superb blade, beautiful in its simple effectiveness DOS Ray Soderlund (3576)
One of the best Samurai games ever! DOS Salim Farhat (68)
This is why Sid Meier is one of the greats. The best game about Samurai ever. DOS kyuzo (21)
Comprehensive, yet simple and fun! DOS M B (18)
Pure Samurai Entertainment! DOS Righteous Fire (3)
Gettysburg meets Pirates DOS Tony Van (2855)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Apr, 1990 855 out of 1000 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Mar, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
Tilt DOS Mar, 1990 11 out of 20 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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