Samurai Shodown ROM

Samurai Shodown rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Samurai Shodown is about 1 Hour in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 2 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Complete the game without using a continue to get the extended ending in Samurai Shodown.

You can download the Samurai Shodown rom from this page and to play the game you need to download the Visualboy Advance Emulator here.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

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Download the official Samurai Shodown ROM in the (USA and European) version for the Game Boy Advance handheld consoles. To fully utilize a GB ROM game, use our Cheats, Rom Hacks and GBA Roms sections. You can open the Samurai Shodown ROM or GB file by Installing VisualBoyAdvance on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android or IOS/iphone.

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Samurai Shodown, known in Japan as Samurai Spirits, is a fighting game developed and published by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home platform. Released in 1993, it is the first installment in the Samurai Shodown series. Samurai Shodown is set in feudal-era Japan and was SNK’s first arcade fighting game to focus primarily on weapon-based combat. Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, slain in Japan of 1638 by the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate for his part in the Shimabara Rebellion.

He was resurrected in 1787 as an akuma from making a deal with the dark god Ambrosia by bringing the evil entity into the world by using the Palenke stone and its energy. Driven by hatred for the Shogunate and having a nihilistic streak towards the world, he unleashes his dark powers to bring chaos to all of existence in 1788.

A variety of warriors—some historic, some fictional—converge upon the source of the chaos, each driven by their own reasons. The game is set in the late 18th century, and all the characters wield weapons. The game uses music from the time period, with sounds of traditional Japanese instruments, such as the shakuhachi and shamisen. A refined version of the camera zoom first found in Art of Fighting is used in Samurai Shodown. The game includes the portrayal of blood.

The game became renowned for its fast pace. Focusing more on quick, powerful strikes than combos, the slow motion was added to intensify the damage dealt from hard hits. During a match, a referee holds flags representing each player (Player 1 is white; Player 2 is red). When a player lands a successful hit, the referee lifts the corresponding flag, indicating who dealt the blow.

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Samurai Shodown

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Release Date

Japan: 30 June 1994
North America: November 1994






Game Boy


USA, Europe


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