Lost In Translation/Samurai Shodown II

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Samurai Shodown II
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Samurai Shodown II control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1994
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 26 ROMs
27,852,800 bytes (26.56 MiB)
MAME ID samsho2

About The Game

Samurai Shodown II is a one-on-one fighting, weapon-based arcade video game.

The second game in this wildly popular series features 15 weapon-wielding fighters clashing to earn the right to face the extremely difficult end boss.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Light attack with weapon, [B] Medium attack with weapon, [C] Light kick, [D] Medium kick

Trivia

Released in October 1994.

This game is known in Japan as "Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigokuhen" (translates from Japanese as 'True Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru's Incident In Hell').

Kafuin Nicotine (Anglicized as 'Caffeine') is based somewhat on the Ninja Scroll character Dakuan who shares outfit and is armed with similar weapons. The 'papers' that Nicotine throws are called 'o-fuda', which are talismans inscribed with a prayer to endow them with certain powers. Japanese occultism and lore at work.

Neinhalt Sieger's name translates from German as 'non-stop victory'.

Genjuro Kibagami is a huge reference to a Japanese hanafuda deck. Hanafuda is a Japanese card game in which all cards represent a certain flower and time of the year. The hanafuda cards can be seen when Genjuro hits his opponent with special moves. Among the cards seen are wistaria, maple and peony. All cards shown are from an actual hanafuda deck.

Ryuhaku Todo (of AOF) appears in Gen-An's ending.

If you wait a long time, Hikyaku will throw food and/or bombs to the screen. Every so often, Kim Kaphwan (of Fatal Fury) will come out instead.

Kuroko's moves are largely borrowed from other characters.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shin Samurai Spirits - PCCB-00164) on 02/11/1994.

Tips and tricks

Alternate Costumes Colours

Press D instead of A to choose your character.

Series

  1. Samurai Shodown (1993)
  2. Samurai Shodown II (1994)
  3. Samurai Shodown III (1995)
  4. Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge (1996)
  5. Samurai Shodown 64 (1997)
  6. Samurai Shodown 64 - Warrior's Rage (1998)
  7. Samurai Shodown V (2003)
  8. Samurai Shodown V Special (2004)
  9. Samurai Shodown - Tenkaichi Kenkakuden (2005)
  10. Samurai Shodown - Edge of Destiny (2008)

Staff

Producer
Bad Apples
Executive Producer
Eikichi Kawasaki
Main Planner
K.Y. Hayate
Programmers
Nishidon
Oh!Butch
Abe
Cyber Kondo
Sound
Tate Norio
Yamapy-1
Narration
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Submissions
Babilu
Ryu!
Rodem.Yam
Kakugo.Koji
Junichi
Koba.B
Yozora
Fixs
Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Cyber Kondo
Y. Nishiguchi
Satomi.S

Front Character

Haohmaru
V Shintani
Masami Tanaka
Y. Koyasu
Nakoruru
Puutaro Katori
Masami Tanaka
Riding Monkey
Kouji Takaya
Y. Koyasu
E. Ohira
Mamahira
Hanzo Hattori
Makino Sakana
Pon. Yashamaru
Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Galford
Makino Sakana
Pon. Yashamaru
Poppy
Kuwa.Bee
Wan-Fu
Babilu
Ryu!
Keisen (as K. Tokimeki Keisen)
Y. Koyasu
Yuhki.N
Rodem.Yam
Kakugo.Koji
Ukyo Tachibana & Kyoshiro Senryo
Harleydavidson
Sleeping, Wolf
Kouji Takaya
Chu
Gen-An Shiranui
V Shintani
Masami Tanaka
Y. Koyasu
Yuhki.N
Rodem.Yam
Yozora
Earthquake
Riding Monkey
K.
Chu
Yubei Yagyu
Makino Sakana
Pon. Yashamaru
Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Masami Tanaka
Y. Koyasu
Rodem.Yam
Yozora
Charlotte
Kuwa.Bee
Yoshi.M.Kaneko
Genjuro Kibagami
Takachan.O
Masami Tanaka
Harleydavidson
Yoshimitsu
Kouji Takaya
Chu
E. Ohira
Cham Cham
V Shintani
Masami Tanaka
Riding Monkey
Takachan.O
Kouji Takaya
E. Ohira
Y. Nishiguchi
Satomi.S
Paku Paku
Kuwa.Bee
Neinhalt Sieger
Harleydavidson
Sleeping
Wolf
Kouji Takaya
Yoshimitsu
Yuhki.N
Nicotine Caffeine
Makino Sakana
Pon. Yashamaru
Mayu K.
Y. Koyasu
Yozora
Koba.B
Rashoujin Mizuki
Kuwa.Bee
Masami Tanaka
Riding Monkey
Y. Koyasu
Ambrosia
Riding Monkey
K.
Kuroko
Yoshi.M.Kaneko
Kuwa.Bee
K.
Riding Monkey
Y. Koyasu

Back Character

Haohmaru
Yasupuu
Yuhki.N
Chu
Satomi.S
Nakoruru
N. Azumi
Y. Nishiguchi
Satomi.S
Hanzo Hattori
Yasupuu
K.
Mayu K.
Y. Nishiguchi
Galford
Mayu K.
Chu
Wan-Fu
Okadasan
Ukyo Tachibana
Yasupuu
Yuhki.N
Satomi.S
Kyoshiro Senryo
N. Azumi
Kouji Takaya
Chu
E. Ohira
Gen-An Shiranui
Okadasan
Harleydavidson
Mayu K.
Yuhki.N
Earthquake
Okadasan
Yoshimitsu
Yubei Yagyu
N. Azumi
Charlotte
Mayu K.
Yuhki.N
Y. Nishiguchi
Genjuro Kibagami
Mayu K.
Cham Cham
Yasupuu
Yoshimitsu
Chu, Y. Nishiguchi
Neinhalt Sieger
Yoshimitsu
Chu
Nicotine Caffeine
Yoshimitsu
Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Rashoujin Mizuki
Okadasan
E. Ohira
Kuroko
Yuhki.N
Rodem.Yam
Chu

Planner

Haohmaru
Tomi Yan
Nakoruru
Tomi Yan
Hanzo Hattori
K.Y. Hayate
Galford
Chu
Wan-Fu
Yukika
Ukyo Tachibana
Bad Apples
Kyoshiro Senryo
Yukika
Gen-An Shiranui
Bad Apples
Earthquake
Yukika
Yubei Yagyu
K.Y. Hayate
Charlotte
Bad Apples
Genjuro Kibagami
Yukika
Cham Cham
Bad Apples
Neinhalt Sieger
K.Y. Hayate
Nicotine Caffeine
Tomi Yan
Rashoujin Mizuki
Kouji Takaya
Kuroko
Yoshimitsu

Program

Haohmaru
Abe
Nakoruru
Oh!Butch
Hanzo Hattori
Abe
Galford
Abe
Wan-Fu
Abe
Ukyo Tachibana
Abe
Kyoshiro Senryo
Abe
Gen-An Shiranui
Oh!Butch
Earthquake
Oh!Butch
Yubei Yagyu
Abe
Charlotte
Abe
Genjuro Kibagami
Oh!Butch
Cham Cham
Abe
Neinhalt Sieger
Oh!Butch
Nicotine Caffeine
Oh!Butch
Rashoujin Mizuki
Oh!Butch
Abe
Kuroko
Oh!Butch

Voice Actors

Haohmaru
Masaki Usui
Nakoruru
Harumi Ikoma
Hanzo Hattori
Toshimitsu Arai
Galford
Kazuhiro Inage
Wan-Fu
Toshikazu Nishimura
Ukyo Tachibana
Eiji Yano
Kyoshiro Senryo
Monster Maetsuka (as Atsushi Maezuka)
Gen-An Shiranui
Eiji Yano
Earthquake
Masaki Usui
Yubei Yagyu
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Charlotte
Harumi Ikoma
Genjuro Kibagami
Kong Kuwata
Cham Cham
Reiko Chiba
Paku Paku
Kenji Ikeda
Neinhalt Sieger
Kong Kuwata
Nicotine Caffeine
Monster Maetsuka (as Atsushi Maezuka)
Rashoujin Mizuki
Harumi Ikoma
Kuroko
Toshikazu Nishimura

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)
Sony PlayStation (1998, "Samurai Spirits - Kenkaku Yubinan Pack")
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket (1999)
Computers 
PC [MS Windows 9x] (2000)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Neo Geo Gals Vocal Collection PCCB-00219[1] 1996-06-21 Scitron CD version.
Shin Samurai Spirits Haohmaru Jigokuhen Arrange Sound Trax PCCB-00169[2] 1994-12-16 Pony Canyon CD version.
Samurai Spirits Symphonic Sound Trax PCCB-00198[3] 1995-11-17 Pony Canyon CD version.
Shin Samurai Spirits Haohmaru Jigokuhen PCCB-00164[4] 1994-11-02 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan Final ~The 20th Century Memorial Best~ SCDC-00061[5] 2001-01-11 Scitron CD version.
Dengeki CD Bunko Best Game Selection 14 - Shin Samurai Spirits ~Haoumaru Jigokuhen~ MWCG-0015[6] 1995-03-25 Media Works CD version.
BRAND-NEW SPIRITS / Chiba-Rei with Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan PCDB-00006[7] 1994-12-22 Pony Canyon CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.