Samurai Shodown


"Samurai Shodown - a landmark in fighting games, without a trip to the arcade.  All of the special moves that made this game a monster hit are included: poison clouds, teleportation and flaming swords are only a few of the moves available to you as you slash and slice your way to the fiendish Amakusa.  Choose to play against a friend, and Amakusa is now a playable character!  The wait for a serious fighting game is over, let the duel begin!

Game Information
Developer SNK
Publisher JVC
Copyright Date 1993, 1995
Players 1 - 2
Age Rating(s) ELSPA 15+
Save Type None
Cart Version Yes

Part Numbers
Game T-60175-50
Front Cover None specific
Back Cover None specific
Manual None specific
Spine Card None specific
CD 1 None specific
Bar Code 0 09119 94062 7

The spine card image for Samurai Shodown was kindly supplied by Juan Carlos Martinez (Malore)

All the other images of the full version of Samurai Shodown were kindly supplied by Damian Maidment

Almost as rare as SNK's other title Fatal Fury Special, this NeoGeo conversion is incredibly elusive with the price generally 75 or more.  Continental Europe seems to be the best place to hunt down a copy.
A one fight demo CD with limited character selection was given away with issue 47 of Sega Pro CD.