Recently I connected my new Super Game Boy 2 to my Super Famicom to see that it worked, and I ended up playing a fighting game! Very unlike me since I usually never enjoy fighting games, I find them pointless and I don’t like memorizing combos or just button mashing. However, Samurai Spirits was very cute, and since I beat a few guys in the beginning it kept me going ^_^
The box art is really pretty ^_^ I bought it just for that I think, I’ve had it a long time, but basically just started the game before to make sure it worked.
It’s in pretty good condition, but the manual is a bit bent. I scanned some of the pages though, with all the character info. I don’t know much about fighting games, but perhaps someone will find it interesting ^_^ I do know that there’s been more Samurai Fighting games, I have Samurai Showdown for the Xbox 360, and also a Samurai Shodown for the Sega Mega Drive. It’s the same looking guy on the cover so I guess they’re sequels ;D
If anyone wonders what their names are I can read it ^^ I played as Tachibana Ukyo.
and here’s some more screenshots from the game:
Once I had beaten about 5 opponents I got to meet the same character as myself, and he kicked my ass >_< That’s when I gave up…
Aw, fighting games can be fun ;_;
The only Samurai Showdown I played was on my Wii (Via VC). It was ok, but I got too used to modern fighters, so having to figure out how controls work was a pain lol. This game just looks so paired down, but the characters look cool enough.
I’ve never been that into fighting games overall, I probably enjoyed the simplicity of this one compared to the newer fighting games ;D haha
I totally forgot about this one. I think it wasn’t a hit in those days, I barely remember press coverage about this title so nice that you took care of it. My opinion? 5/10, nothing too impressive. Game Boy had to offer as many variety as other systems but fighting games weren’t its forte.
True, I always preferred puzzle or platform games on the Game Boy ^_^
One of my favorite fighting games of all time, and my fav. entry in the series, is Samurai Shodown II in arcades. My guy was Genjuro, the rival of Haumaru, a character with a purple haired ponytail and a bad attitude. The Game Boy version was rough to play, but playable. I actually played the Neo Geo Pocket version of I think SSII, not bad.