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  • Playing SS2 on your mobile? Heck, yes!
  • Characters and landscapes
  • Smooth gameplay
  • Over-priced
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Reviewed by / Jul 12, 2013

The original Neo Geo fighting game

Samurai Shodown (or Samurai Spirits) was one of the most popular 2D fighting franchises at the time, and there are still discussions on which was the best, if the second or the fourth part of the series. It moved away from other coetaneous thanks to its brutality (you could be defeated by two hits and bleed to death on screen), the pinpoint accuracy and timing needed to master the game and the fact that characters wielded weapons and could be disarmed under specific circumstances. It was a fighting game for pro-gamers, where there was no place for noobs smashing buttons at random.

Nearly twenty years later it lands in the store with a striking price tag while being, over all, the same game from head to toe. The same characters, the same scenarios and the same charismatic foes. A few moves from subsequent Samurai Shodown games have been added, namely those to move around dodging fireballs, and there's an easy control mode to perform super-attacks.

The most relevant feature is the chance to play against a friend via Bluetooth (hey, this is what we were looking for!); however, its price is a big flaw, especially if we take into account that there are several emulators around and it's been released for some seventh generation consoles.

There was a way to fight against the referee back in Neo Geo times. If someone gets it on mobile, would you be as kind as to reach us and tell us how?

Tags: samurai shodown 2.

Developer's original description available here
*[Important] Warning regarding Android 5.0
This app may not run correctly under Android 5.0
We apologize for the inconvenience that may cause to you and thank you for your understanding.

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SAMURAI SHODOWN II, the sword-based fighting game masterpiece has finally cut its way to Android devices!
Slash the powerful adversaries standing in your path, and put a stop to Mizuki Rashojin's evil ambitions!


* The fan favourite installment in SNK's highly acclaimed series!
The 2nd episode of the SAMURAI SHODOWN Series, is still beloved by fans of the series all across the world.
Preserving the charm of the first game, its sequel brings the characters, world, and game system to the next level.

* An incredible cast of 15 charismatic master swordmen head to the battlefield in order to fulfill their destiny.
Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Ukyo Tachibana, Hanzo Hattori, Jubei Yagyu, and the rest of the 11 original characters return.
Genjuro Kibagami, Cham Cham, Neinhalt Sieger, and Nicotine Caffeine come into play to complete the cast as the newcomers!

* A new and expanded move list! Disarm your rivals by unleashing a Weapon Smash Attack!
Forward Somersault, Backward Flip, Crouch, and even more moves have been added. A Weapon Smash can be performed when your Rage Gauge reaches its MAX!
Finesse, or brute force? Let your hidden techniques express your fighting style!

* A perfect port of this NEOGEO classic, adding new features for an even better experience!
In addition to the original 4 button arcade experience, a 6 button layout and SP button allow you to easily pull off strong slashes and special moves by simply using the Touch Screen!

* Challenge your friends via Bluetooth!
Dual with your friends in a match through Bluetooth Multiplayer Mode!


Recently changed in this version

*Minor bug fixes


Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Peter Warrior.

Comments and ratings for SAMURAI SHODOWN II
  • (67)

    by Drector Collins on 14/05/2015

    My introduction to Samurai Shodown us this game here. I never realized how fluid the gameplay is. I enjoy this alot.

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    by komang Gelgel on 13/05/2015

    Download please its Best !!!!

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    by jeff Davis on 11/05/2015

    I've been waiting on a game like this for awhile. Thanks for the app.

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    by pablo iglesia on 10/05/2015

    I bought the apps and every penny I paid are worth! Because of this, I stopped playing plants and zombies & angry birds because I instantly hooked up to this game. I hope there's part 3 & 4

  • (67)

    by Tommy Cai on 07/05/2015

    Despite the great port job, this game will seriously test your patience. SNK games are known for their ridiculously cheap end game bosses, but now you'll have to deal with that AND the terrible, unresponsive controls at the same time. It's a shame because this was one of my favorites as a kid.

  • (67)

    by Clement .T on 06/05/2015

    This game plays differently than other King of Fighters and other SNK fighting games. Able to use the sword is a nice change to the game play. Having Japanese voice over makes the game feels like playing samurai. The analog fighting stick animation while fighting is nice to know how I'm controlling the movement control. The characters react to the controls quite well during the battle.

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    by Ali Robins on 03/05/2015

    Fantastic game! Just as I remembered it as a kid AND it has Experia Play game pad support! Way to go SNK! I would love to be able to configure the buttons but I can adjust. I'm just thrilled it has game pad support. Keep up the great work!

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