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Samurai Shodown

Average Rating: 7.56/10
Video Game Rank: 2142
Game Boy Rank: 22
Neo Geo Rank: 5
SEGA CD Rank: 10
Arcade Rank: 33
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Primary Name
Samurai Shodown
Alternate Names
Samu Supi
Samurai Spirits
Samurai Supirittsu
サムライスピリッツ
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1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1993-08-11
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Samurai Shodown
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North American Game Boy edition
Rel Date: 1994-11-00
Publisher: Takara
Game Boy
Developer: Takara
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Samurai Shodown
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North American Neo Geo CD edition
Rel Date: 1994-09-09
Publisher: SNK Corporation
Neo Geo
Developer: SNK Corporation
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Samurai Shodown
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North American Neo Geo AES edition
Rel Date: 1993-08-11
Publisher: SNK Corporation
Neo Geo
Developer: SNK Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Samurai Shodown
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Japanese Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1993-07-07
Publisher: SNK Corporation
Arcade
Developer: SNK Corporation
Media: Arcade Machine
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NA Sega CD edition
Rel Date: 1993-00-00
Publisher: JVC
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Developer: Funcom
Media: CD-ROM
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Rating: ESRB: T
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Description Edit | History

Samurai Shodown is a 1993 competitive fighting game produced by SNK for their Neo Geo arcade and home platform. In contrast to other fighting games at the time which were set in modern times and focused primarily on hand-to-hand combat, Samurai Shodown is set in feudal-era Japan and was one of the first fighting games to focus primarily on weapon-based combat.

The game is set in the late 18th century and all the characters wield weapons. The game uses comparatively authentic music from the time period, rife with sounds of traditional Japanese instruments, such as the shakuhachi and shamisen, and a refined version of the camera zoom first found in Art of Fighting. True to its use of bladed weapons, the game also included copious amounts of blood.

The game quickly became renowned for its fast pace, focused more on quick, powerful strikes than the combos. As to emphasize the distinction of this gameplay system, slow motion was added to intensify damage dealt from hard hits. Also during a match, a referee held flags representing each player (player 1 was white; player 2 red). When a player landed a successful hit, the referee would lift the corresponding flag, letting everyone watching know who dealt the blow. To lessen the repetition of fights, a delivery man running in the background threw items such as chicken (that healed) or bombs, which could significantly change the outcome of a play.

Source: Wikipedia, Samurai Shodown , available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2142
Game Boy Rank: 22
Neo Geo Rank: 5
SEGA CD Rank: 10
Arcade Rank: 33
Num Ratings: 13
Average Rating: 7.56
Standard Deviation: 0.88
Num Views: 545
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 6
Users Owning: 19
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Plays This Month: 0
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