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Samurai Shodown ROM

Samurai Shodown rom

The Samurai Shodown ROM is available to play for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This game is the US English version and can be played using the BSNES or HIGAN (SNES) Emulator on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.


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. In contrast to other fighting games at the time, which were set in modern times and focused primarily on hand-to-hand combat, Samurai Shodown is set in feudal-era Japan (similar to Kaneko’s Shogun Warriors which was released the year prior) and was SNK’s first arcade fighting game to focus primarily on weapon-based combat.

Additional Information

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. A delivery man occasionally appears in the background and throws items such as bombs or health-restoring chicken, which can change the outcome.

Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, slain in Japan of 1638 by the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate for his part in the Shimabara Rebellion, 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.

File Name

Samurai Shodown

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Release Date

September 22, 1994


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List of Game Genie Codes for Samurai Shodown

  1. Start With 1/2 Energy
  2. Start With 1/4 Energy
  3. Start With 33 Seconds On Timer
  4. One Hit Will Max Out A Character’s POW Meter
  5. One Free Defense For Each Round
    Note: The first time an enemy hits you, it will not count. Your Life seems to be low, but it is restored when you are hit.