Neo Geo MVS Games | Samurai Shodown 2 | Full Kit | Japanese version | Copy artwork
Neo Geo MVS game, Full kit, used, Japanese version,Copy artwork
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Samurai Shodown II (真 SAMURAI SPIRITS 覇王丸地獄変 Shin Samurai Spirits Haōmaru Jigokuhen?, lit. “True Samurai Spirits – Haohmaru’s Portrait of Hell”), is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK’s Samurai Shodown series.
Following up on the extremely enthusiastic fan reception of the first Samurai Shodown game, SNK rebuilt the sequel from the ground up, including almost all of its predecessor’s cast, adding several new characters, and refining the overall gameplay with more responsive control, more moves (particularly the use of the POW meter as a super special move meter; these moves not only cause severe damage to the opponents but also break their weapons, forcing them to fight unarmed for a short interval before a replacement weapon is issued), and a substantial number of Easter eggs.
The overall gameplay was expanded to include several movement options, such as being able to roll forward and backward, ducking to avoid high attacks, or doing small hops to avoid low strikes. This game was also the first game to incorporate an offensive blocking technique or “parry”, via a command issued at the last second, a player would be able to deflect the incoming attack and leave their adversary open to attack by a split second. Such a technique was later also used in Namco’s Weaponlord and later popularized by Capcom’s Street Fighter III. There are also cameo appearances from other SNK characters, a hidden boss who would occasionally come out to challenge players, and several other treats for fans to uncover.
The cast of characters was expanded to include the following new additions:
Genjuro Kibagami, who was to become Haohmaru’s greatest rival.
Cham Cham, a young, catlike girl who was the younger sister of Tam Tam (who was excluded from the game).
Neinhalt Sieger, a knight from Prussia, who fights with a giant, gun-containing gauntlet.
Nicotine Caffeine, an old, diminutive monk, and master of Haohmaru and Genjuro.
Kuroko, the hidden boss of the game, is playable for the first time. Kuroko’s movelist is interesting as he uses moves that are used by some of the characters in the game as well as characters from other SNK fighters such as Ryo Sakazaki. His super move in the game is a comical version of Ryo’s Ryuko Ranbu.
Rashojin Mizuki, the first female final boss in the series and the only boss to have assistance from an animal.