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In this translation of SNK's hit arcade game, Samurai Shodown for the Super Nintendo offers twelve selectable characters, thirteen animated stages, and multiple bonus rounds—all squeezed onto a 32-Meg cartridge. As an 18th century noble warrior, you must use your sword to battle ninjas and other Samurai from around the world. Setting this game apart from most fighters are a "Rage Gauge," which makes you stronger as you absorb damage, and a "Courier Man" who runs past the screen dropping special items such as food and money. Learn and master a variety of special moves as you fight for honor!
The characters are as follows: Fugu Blade wielding Ha-Oh Maru; Samurai "heartthrob" Ukyo Tachibana; young environmentalist Nakoruru; French leader Charlotte; Ninjas Galford and Hanzo Hattori; two-handed swordsman Jubei Yagyu; former Kabuki actor Kyoshiro Senryo, military giant Wan Fu; Mayan Tam Tam; scissor-handed Genan Shiranui; and Earthquake, the massive Texan. Battle each character until you come face to face with the evil Shiro Tokisada Amakusa! Parents should be warned that Samurai Shodown carries an MA-13 rating for animated violence and blood. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide