Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection

Digital Eclipse, SNK

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
69%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection

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Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4July 28th, 2020
Nintendo SwitchJuly 28th, 2020
PCJune 11th, 2020
Xbox OneJul 28, 2020

Developer: Digital Eclipse

Publisher: SNK

Genres: Fighting, Action

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION IS HERE! It all began in ’93, and now, the weapon-based fighting game series that swept the world is ready to be taken home in a new stellar collection! Six NEOGEO titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! Each game features Online Battle Modes as well as a Museum Mode and Music Player. This collection is a must-have for all SAMURAI SHODOWN fans across the globe! SAMURAI SHODOWN was originally released on the NEOGEO in 1993, followed by its sequel SAMURAI SHODOWN II in 1994. The series became a trilogy in 1995 with SAMURAI SHODOWN III, followed soon after SAMURAI SHODOWN IV AMAKUSA’S REVENGE released in 1996. Seven years later the series returned with 2003’s SAMURAI SHODOWN V, and SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL released the following year on the NEOGEO... The new SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION also includes a title never before released to the public. SAMURAI SHODOWN V PERFECT is a mysterious final version of SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL. Players can select between either Japanese or English MVS arcade versions for each title in the collection. Other features include scanlines for that retro flair, save functions, and an Arcade Mode that can be set to FREE MODE, meaning no more game overs! Get paired up with warriors of a similar level with Ranked Match, or just blow off some steam with Casual Match. Invite your friends (or foes) for a beat-down in Challenge Friend. Now you can take on SAMURAI SHODOWN fans across the world with the push of a button. The Museum Mode is packed with over 2,000 precious development documents and images; it is everything a SamSho fan could want! There are even hours worth of candid videotaped interviews with the developers, as they discuss what happened during development back in the day. Prepare to dive straight into the world of SAMURAI SHODOWN with this collection! Relive the excitement of the SAMURAI SHODOWN series by listening to all of the individual titles’ soundtracks. In the Music Player found inside the Museum, there are over 200 tracks to choose from, spanning all six titles.

Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection Critic Reviews

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If you’re a fan of the series then owning this collection is a necessity, even at the steep price. With seven incredible games, a ton of extra content and stable online play, this title will keep you busy for hours on end. However, if you’re new to the series and looking to explore what the NeoGeo fighters were like, then maybe give this one a miss.

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ZTGD

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8 / 10.0
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All in all this is a solid collection of an excellent series of games.

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The Samurai Shodown games are among the best in the fighting genre: the seven games on offer here are perfect examples of this, and the exceptional Museum mode will keep you busy for hours. Its online may be a non-starter and it may have offered even more titles if it had lifted its self-imposed Neo Geo-only restrictions, but that doesn't take away from what's an otherwise strong collection of brilliant fighting games.

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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection has most of what it takes to be a definitive collection of SNK's legendary fight game series, but just misses the mark in the end. All of the games thankfully play and feel as they should, and there's a tremendous wealth of quality bonus features included. Unfortunately, its basic approach to online versus means it'll be harder to find matches among the smaller playerbase. Still, for both older franchise fans, and fighting game players looking to finally dig into the series, this is probably the best Samurai Shodown collection we've ever gotten.

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