Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown)
Genki can still recall the incredible atmosphere generated by this monster one on one scrapper from SNK. Taking a distinctly Nihon-centric approach to the fight genre, right from the off we are clear this game positively oozes Eastern atmosphere as the lone samurai sits under the cascading sakura blossom. Creating a feel of life and death being on whim of a falling petal, we are soon treated to sea spray from island backdrops to the fires of hell themselves. Absolute treat of a game with atmospheric backgrounds from kabuki theatre, snowy Ainu inspired Hokkaido to Mount Fuji. The giant 'Earthquake' character is still jaw dropping even today.
Second hand. Discolouration to the manual reverse having suffered a spillage with manual creasing and wrinkling as a result. Small crack to cart holder packaging, as is common with these cases.
NEW ARRIVAL!Publisher: SNK
Game Type: One on One Beat Em Up
Console: Neo-Geo AES Carts
Japanese release - may only work with Japanese hardware.