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Bushido Blade - PlayStation

by Sony
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) 83 / 100

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  • Disc plus hard plastic protective case only. Disc condition ranges from flawless to scratched but is guaranteed to work.

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  • ASIN: B00002STKS
  • Item Weight: 5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,908 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Disc plus hard plastic protective case only. Disc condition ranges from flawless to scratched but is guaranteed to work.

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A compelling story and amazing graphics aren't all that make this title a must-have. Bushido Blade completely redefines the genre of fighting games and does it with panache. 6 fighters 8 weapons and one winner-take-all round of the fiercest combat you've ever seen on a videogame.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from the rest - best party fighter November 29, 1999
By A Customer
If you've ever been a fan of Kurosawa movies or other Japanese samarai cinema, this game will definitely stand apart for you. The mood of that genre is well captured with cinematic visuals that are integrated into the game. The patter of the swordsman's running footsteps, cascading rain, and blossoming trees are good examples, but the most unique and important aspect is the sheer lethality of the gameplay. It can all be over with one stroke of the blade. This makes for an excellent two player fighter (although there is a one person story mode). It has a 'rock, scissors, paper' feel and strategy takes a minimalist, patient approach. There's no rapid button tapping or 'juggling', just a timed precise execution of attack measured by the distance between characters, the height of the stroke, and the lengths of the blades. Standoffs are quite common and the win or loss can be an explosive instant. This is probably one of the greatest party fighters ever - the rounds are short ensuring quick turnaround and watching others play is like the suspense from watching a gunfighter's duel in a spaghetti-western. Guaranteed moans and cheers after every battle.
Although there's been a sequel and newer/faster/smoother fighters have been released, this still stands apart as a classic 'must-have' that will get pulled out of the jewel case long after its purchase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic. August 15, 2005
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been playing Bushido Blade off and on since like the seventh grade and it still keeps me entertained. It's one of those few games out there that have such a great replay value you can literally play it all night and not get bored (I know from experience).

Square decided to eliminate the traditional fighting game life meter and try to make the most realistic sword-fighting game they could. This is what makes it so unique: You get hit in the arm, you lose usage of that arm. You get hit in the leg, you hobble around for the rest of the match. And if you get hit just right in the neck or torso, you're dead. In addition to this appealing realistic fighting system, there are three stances to choose from, adding strategic depth to the game: Knowing when to wield your weapon high, medium, or low can greatly effect the outcome of a fight.

Though this game is best if played with another person, the 100-man challenge in Slash mode makes it infinitely fun even if you're by yourself. This thing kept me occupied for five hours one night, until I was finally able to get through it without dying.

The one problem that I had with this game, which takes its overall quality down to four stars, is simply that they forgot to add a cancel button to take you back to the main menu. So basically, if you're in Arcade mode and want to quit and give Slash mode a try, you have to reset the whole thing. This little annoyance is really the game's only drawback.

Though Bushido Blade has been out for a while and has far been outdated in graphics and all that(I really wish Square would remake it or something), I haven't played many fighting games that equal it in the fun department.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Nice Game August 9, 2001
Bushido Blade is a great and realistis fighting game. The first i've ever played where there is no life bar. There are tons of characters to choose from and many weapens. (Theres even a sluge hammer) The only reason i will give it 4 stars is the fact that i got bored with it after a few months. Besides that, it's a great game! (It's squaresoft, what do you expect?) You might find it different and never get bored with it. Sometimes the game can get difficult in slash mode. But the best thing about the game is the multiplayer. You can never get bored with that. So make sure you have a friend or a family member that loves to cut up people with swords.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old, but good. July 11, 2003
I recently got this game at a very cheap price,not expecting much.When I finally played it, I thought this game was pretty good.Old, but good.The graphics aren't the best for the PS1,but the fighting is incredible.You can do special character move,and weapon move.For example,a Katana could always do a certain move [one is leftrighttriangle {or vice versa}].It's also realistic.You can block [for the most part],change stance [vital], do other intresting extra moves. Like climbing, blinding, sub-weapon [omly when your leg is damaged], and a more cool stuff I won't ruin for you. Another good part of this game is a plot you can follow, no matter which character you use. If you play with Utsusemi, you discover something unexpected. Although its almost the same for each character, its still a different movie at the end. On all of the modes you get the many options of weapons and attacks. If you don't want to do story mode, you can do other modes like training, 2P, POV, and Slash mode. Another good thing is that if you stink, you can put it on easy. This is just my opinion, but it isn't ever fun on easy for any game, including this one.
Overall, this is a good game which I recommend to anyone who likes a good fighting game. I gave it a four out of five.
[Also, if you get this game, play slash mode when you get really good, not when you just start. If you beat Slash mode you get something awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars awesome in a way I've not seen before or since
Gameplay: awesome in a way I've not seen before or since.
Published 1 month ago by Nathaniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Chop chop
When using a Katana, continually switch from high stance to medium stance, now do this forever. You are now Bushido Blading properly. You're welcome.
Published 11 months ago by Christopher Guest
1.0 out of 5 stars game was broken when arrived.
be aware that with out the case this game does not stand a chance with the shipping. Buy the case that comes with it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by RaSean
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Fighting Game
This game, and its sequel, are probably the most intense fighting games ever released. Not to mention how advance the game is with its destructible environments, persistent... Read more
Published on March 29, 2013 by Dustin Blamey
5.0 out of 5 stars The way of the Blade
I recently bought Bushido blade II, and was disappointed by the game. It just seemed more complicated when it came to the movement and moves. Read more
Published on January 26, 2013 by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars great game
the game was in good condition upon delivery . the booklet was also in goo condition. the only thing was the plastic case was broken, but its easy to come by one of those. Read more
Published on January 5, 2013 by Stephanie
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting idea, not what I was expecting
The Good: The one hit kill theme is like no other fighter, good amount of modes, two player is awesome, awesome first person mode

The Bad: Blocky characters, lame story... Read more
Published on March 29, 2012 by Richard Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love this game! It is the most fun playstation game I have ever played. You can spend hours on the slash mode tylrying not to die. While making sure you follow the bushido code. Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by zjfrost
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic that Died too Fast
THE definitive sword dueling sim. This is the game that set the bar for how realistic, and even non-realistic, sword fighting games should be. Read more
Published on October 23, 2011 by Michael J Gombosi II
5.0 out of 5 stars An Underated Fighting Classic
Bushido Blade isn't quite like anything else you've played. It's a weapon-based fighter, but don't expect something along the lines of SoulCalibur. Read more
Published on July 30, 2011 by CDOG14515
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