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About the Product
- Six incredible games on one disc
- SAMURAI SHODOWN 6 available for the first time in North America
- Tons of unlockable bonus content material
- Pick-up-and-play, non-stop action
- Arcade perfect port of each title
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|Released in 1993, Samurai Shodown remade the fighting genre by introducing weapons-based combat. With it victory was made possible with a single stroke and the popularity of the genre soared.|
|Released in 1994, Samurai Shodown II featured special moves like weapon-breaking and an increased total of 15 playable characters, as the cocky Haohmaru gladly pursues forces that seeks to destroy him.|
|Released in 1995, Samurai Shodown III featured a fighting system overhaul that made it possible for players to choose from two sword types, as well as three levels of ability when entering into a duel.|
|Released in 1996, Samurai Shodown IV introduced multiple combo elements, such as slashes, sneak attacks and suicides to the fighting system as well as time limits making for more possibilities and ratcheted action.|
|Released in 2003, Samurai Shodown V increased the number of playable characters to 24, including four that are entirely new and introduced new features like "Sword Gauge" and "Concentration One."|
|Released in 2005, Samurai Shodown VI features 2D and 3D backgrounds, a large cast of playable characters from the entire series and the "spirit select" system, which allows access to fighting styles from the entire series.|
Key Game Features:
- Features six incredible Samurai Shodown games (releases 1-6) in one.
- Samurai Shodown 6 available for the first time in North America in this compilation.
- Extensive gallery of unlockable bonus materials; concept art, soundtracks and more.
- Arcade perfect port of each title.
- Pick-up-and-play, nonstop action.
- Single player and 1-2 local multiplayer support.
Top Customer Reviews
This is basically a localization of the Japanese version, so no V Special. I'm not disappointed that it's not in this collection. As to why it's not here, take your guess from one of the following possibilities:
1. It being the last game for the Neo*Geo, SNK Playmore wanted to keep it available only for that system.
2. SNK Playmore USA wanted to add it the North American release, but took it out to keep its Teen Rating.
3. Seeing the negative response that the American-made King of Fighters Collection- The Orochi Saga got from gamers, they decided to just localize the Japanese version.
Like the previous collections (the Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting & World Heroes ones), the main screen has a beehive design. From there you pick which mode you wanna play (arcade, vs. & training mode) & from there pick from the 5 Neo*Geo Samurai Shodown games. The first 2 games have virtually no loading once the game starts while the rest loads between matches & the load time is very brief. Of the 1st 5 games, the only one I found to be a dud is SSV due to the fact that bosses are very cheat & the fact that there are no endings. (the XBOX version of Samurai Shodown V had endings) Even III had endings albeit text ones & is more enjoyable despite the bad balance that game had.Read more ›
This release give you all games, SS1-5 with SS6 as sort of a bonus type game since its not feature on the main game menu. Either way, the games themselves are ported over very well. Sound is on par with what I remember. No distortion to sound effects or music. Visual, though severely dated by today's standards are still awesome in all its sprites and glory. No lack of animation or gore either.
If you are an old school coin-op purist and want to have the luxury of owning the legendary sword slasher that dominated the 90s, this is the collection to pick up. I don't know that these games will be available for current gen consoles or even virtual arcades so I recommend picking it up before you have to scour ebay and pay some stupid amount of money for this game.
The problem is some games age well and some do not. Perhaps it's safe to say that I forgot just how hard these games could be.
Samurai shodown has always been more about timing than combos and if you are used to very fast paced fighters this anthology may disappoint you somewhat. The first few games feel a bit "broken" in the multi hit chain department and the big emphasis is placed around "fury strikes" which is the equivalent of a hard hitting fierce attack. In addition there is a very slow movement flow which hampers enjoyment. Many of the Samurai shodown characters were "redone" for Neo Geo battle coliseum and it seems as if they were a lot more quick and effective in that brawler.
However this is not to say that things do not pick up a bit with samurai shodown 4 and 6.
Many people complain SS 6 has no blood or fatalities BUT it is by far the best in the series featuring EVERY character, decent story progression, a more balanced and combo friendly dueling system, returned disarm and weapon breaking techniques, and even the opportunity to change up "spirits" for each protagonist and antagonist which give you different bonuses and styles during combat.
Pretty much SS 6 can be related to Street fighter Alpha 3. It's spirit styles are akin to different "isms" and despite it's huge roster it refused to sacrifice the plot. This is very commendable to put it mildly.
If you love hard fighters I whole heartedly suggest playing the first 2 SS games.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ordered once seal was loose returned, ordered another seal was also baggy and case was flimsy and different then oem i know this because i have a real factory sealed copy of thisPublished 5 months ago by barton cicero
Maybe the only time your see this in american game consoles. Samurai Showdown is super rare to get if u don't get it now. fans get it while u still can.Published 6 months ago by zeo
Was pricey for an older game, but worth every penny. One of the best game series of all time.Published 7 months ago by jb
Nothing like getting the real thing! Emulating this title is a total waste of time.Published 10 months ago by john phillips
What is not to love, takes me back to when I was a teenager playing these games in the arcade. Do arcades still exist in the US? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Steve