History VIdeoGame / SamuraiShodown

24th Sep '16 12:31:49 PM nombretomado
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Ports of most games existed -- including two for the Neo-Geo Pocket -- but were not numerous. A few {{Spin Off}}s were made, like ''Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushido Retsuden'', (aka ''Samurai Shodown [=RPG=]'') for the Neo-Geo CD, ''Nakoruru ~Ano Hito kara no Okurimono~'' for the PC, as well as a pachislot game. A few characters have appeared in crossover games like the [[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom Vs. SNK]] series, and the third ''Days of Memories'' game features only ''Samurai Shodown'' characters.

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Ports of most games existed -- including two for the Neo-Geo Pocket -- but were not numerous. A few {{Spin Off}}s were made, like ''Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushido Retsuden'', (aka ''Samurai Shodown [=RPG=]'') for the Neo-Geo CD, ''Nakoruru ~Ano Hito kara no Okurimono~'' for the PC, as well as a pachislot game. A few characters have appeared in crossover games like the [[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom Vs. SNK]] ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom'' series, and the third ''Days of Memories'' game features only ''Samurai Shodown'' characters.
25th Aug '16 10:51:45 PM Basara-kun
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* BreakoutCharacter: Nakoruru and Iroha, who are the only ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' characters to get [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nakoruru:_Ano_Hito_kara_no_Okurimono their own]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Maid_by_Iroha spinoff games.]] Nakoruru deserves a special mention that since the beginning, she ''broke out so well'' that she's considered a nation-wide top {{Moe}} character. Not only that, she's also the first character to enter ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' storyline proper in XIV.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Nakoruru Nakoruru, Iroha and Iroha, Cham-Cham, who are the only ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' characters to get their [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nakoruru:_Ano_Hito_kara_no_Okurimono their own]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Maid_by_Iroha spinoff spinoff]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Samurai_Spirits_Gaiden:_Cham_Cham games.]] Nakoruru deserves a special mention that since the beginning, she ''broke out so well'' that she's considered a nation-wide top {{Moe}} character. Not only that, she's also the first character to enter ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' storyline proper in XIV.
20th Jul '16 2:18:30 AM ChrisX
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* BreakoutCharacter: Nakoruru and Iroha, who are the only ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' characters to get [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nakoruru:_Ano_Hito_kara_no_Okurimono their own]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Maid_by_Iroha spinoff games.]]

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* BreakoutCharacter: Nakoruru and Iroha, who are the only ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' characters to get [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Nakoruru:_Ano_Hito_kara_no_Okurimono their own]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Maid_by_Iroha spinoff games.]]]] Nakoruru deserves a special mention that since the beginning, she ''broke out so well'' that she's considered a nation-wide top {{Moe}} character. Not only that, she's also the first character to enter ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' storyline proper in XIV.
20th Jul '16 2:16:19 AM ChrisX
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After ''Edge of Destiny'', however, the franchise seemingly went onto a hiatus due to the fact that the game is pretty much reviled, relegating Samurai Shodown into either mobile/pachislot titles. However, as SNK is making a comeback to video games, the franchise may see a chance to revive, as ideas of a new Samurai Shodown game is in the talks, and they have included their most famous heroine of the game (and co-mascot) Nakoruru into their latest ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' game (XIV).
14th Jul '16 3:36:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* BoisterousBruiser: Haohmaru is one of the few who are ''main'' characters. He fights, he loves it, he likes boozing off with his sake, he tends to inspire a lot of the younger generations (like RedHeadedHero Shizumaru) with his stern advice about battle. In fact, if there is trouble on the land, he's usually wandering around looking for good fights here and there, and either the Big Bads have to hunt him down themselves for their purposes, or he just approaches them demanding to know whether they're strong. Saving the world is for the heroine Nakoruru.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Haohmaru is one of the few who are ''main'' characters. He fights, he loves it, he likes boozing off with his sake, he tends to inspire a lot of the younger generations (like RedHeadedHero Shizumaru) with his stern advice about battle. In fact, if there is trouble on the land, he's usually wandering around looking for good fights here and there, and either the Big Bads have to hunt him down themselves for their purposes, or he just approaches them demanding to know whether they're strong. Saving the world is for the heroine Nakoruru.



* RedHeadedHero: Shizumaru in Samurai Shodown III, Kazuki in Samurai Shodown IV.
5th Jul '16 5:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Unless you can tell me how a rapier is going to parry a longsword, bastard sword, greatsword, kusarigama, naginata, and HUGE STONE PILLAR, it fits. Or perhaps you'd like to watch AndrewJackson block a shot from a sledgehammer with his rifle? Or maybe a CatGirl using a boomerang to block a polearm is more your flavor. Run (your opponent through with) what you brung.

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* WeaponsKitchenSink: Unless you can tell me how a rapier is going to parry a longsword, bastard sword, greatsword, kusarigama, naginata, and HUGE STONE PILLAR, it fits. Or perhaps you'd like to watch AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson block a shot from a sledgehammer with his rifle? Or maybe a CatGirl using a boomerang to block a polearm is more your flavor. Run (your opponent through with) what you brung.
5th Jul '16 5:12:59 PM nombretomado
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Plenty. Haohmaru is basically UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi, Ukyo is basically UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro, and Jubei is basically... well, [[UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei Jubei]]; and so is [[UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo Hanzo]]. Andrew is a bit of a cross between UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington (Virginian, cherry trees, bayonet) and AndrewJackson (glasses, hair, gaunt-but-imposing physique), and certainly is portrayed as a bishonen version of the latter ([[CaptainObvious he's named after him, duh]]). Andrew's level is even in front of the White House, still under construction. Amakusa is based on Christian samurai [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amakusa_Shiro Masuda Shiro Tokisada aka Amakusa Shirou]]. There's also Gaoh, who is based on OdaNobunaga. And Yumeji possibly being based on his page Mori Ranmaru (right down to the [[ViewerGenderConfusion confusing gender]]).

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Plenty. Haohmaru is basically UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi, Ukyo is basically UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro, and Jubei is basically... well, [[UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei Jubei]]; and so is [[UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo Hanzo]]. Andrew is a bit of a cross between UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington (Virginian, cherry trees, bayonet) and AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson (glasses, hair, gaunt-but-imposing physique), and certainly is portrayed as a bishonen version of the latter ([[CaptainObvious he's named after him, duh]]). Andrew's level is even in front of the White House, still under construction. Amakusa is based on Christian samurai [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amakusa_Shiro Masuda Shiro Tokisada aka Amakusa Shirou]]. There's also Gaoh, who is based on OdaNobunaga. And Yumeji possibly being based on his page Mori Ranmaru (right down to the [[ViewerGenderConfusion confusing gender]]).
5th Jul '16 5:11:25 PM nombretomado
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* AndrewJackson: Andrew from Samurai Shodown VI is based on him.
2nd Jul '16 2:01:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Yunfei is the embodiment of this trope. Also old Haohmaru in ''Warriors Rage'' (PS).
4th Jun '16 9:43:39 PM nombretomado
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* CompilationRerelease: Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii, PSP, PS2), which includes parts one through six in the series - but does not include Samurai Shodown V Special. Incidentally, this is the only way US and European players can play Samurai Shodown VI without resorting to [[UsefulNotes/ImportGaming importing]] the game from Japan. Luckily for them, Samurai Shodown VI has all UnlockableContent available from the start.

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* CompilationRerelease: Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii, PSP, PS2), [=PS2=]), which includes parts one through six in the series - but does not include Samurai Shodown V Special. Incidentally, this is the only way US and European players can play Samurai Shodown VI without resorting to [[UsefulNotes/ImportGaming importing]] the game from Japan. Luckily for them, Samurai Shodown VI has all UnlockableContent available from the start.
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