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サムライスピリッツ

7 July 1993

 
 


 

 
 
 




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Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ
NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 11 Aug 1993
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-045
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.68
PRICE
STATUS
A truly wonderful title, easily one of the most memorable 2D fighting games of the early 90s.
The beginning of a truly great series!

Standard Neo Geo case, 118Mbit cartridge, 28p monochrome booklet.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ
-G.S.M. 1500 SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 17 Sep 1993
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00135
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official soundtrack release for the original arcade / Neo Geo version, from the SNK 'Neo Sound Orchestra' team.
Includes the complete score followed by a comprehensive 'Voice & S.E. Collection'.

CD case, 46-track audio CD, 8-page monochrome booklet, move list card, spine card.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ
GAMEST EXTRA No.102
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 30 Nov 1993
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID Gamest No.102
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.50
PRICE
STATUS
Bonus 'Extra' issue of Gamest magazine dedicated to all things Samurai.
Full to the brim with art, character bios, illustrated move lists, versus strategies, CPU tactics, damage ratios, fan art, promos, merchandise... A superb tribute to a superb game.
NOTE - This book originally came with a large fold-out poster that is now very hard to find. We have plenty of books left, but all posters have sold out.

160 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Image Album
サムライスピリッツ イメージアルバム

SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 18 Feb 1994
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00147
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Bonus 'Arrange Soundtrack' featuring 14 remixed tracks by the 'SNK Neo Sound Orchestra' team.
Package includes 2 sticker sheets featuring the names of every character (as pictured on the cover).

CD case, 14-track audio CD, 16-page booklet, two sticker sheets, spine card.

Samurai Spirits 4-Koma Ketteiban
サムライスピリッツ 4コマ決定版

GAMEST COMICS 005
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 25 Mar 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-105-1
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.26
PRICE
STATUS
Official comic compilation of humorous 4-frame strips, send-ups, jokes and tributes!
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Hisshō Kōryaku Hō
サムライスピリッツ 必勝攻略法

NEO GEO KANPEKI KŌRYAKU SERIES 3
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 25 Mar 1994
Publisher Futabasha
Product ID ISBN4-575-28298-7
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.7 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.40
PRICE
STATUS
'Certain Victory Capture Method' from Futabasha, part of their 'Neo Geo Perfect Capture Series'.
A massive book, packed with all the info you'll ever need: a full 16 pages are given to each character; each section covers moves, damage ratios, versus tactics and more. Luxury.
Recommended!

224 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Nettō Samurai Spirits
熱闘 サムライスピリッツ

GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 30 June 1994
Publisher Takara
Product ID DMG-X4J
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Miniature version of the first Samurai Spirits for the Game Boy, first release of Takara's cutesy 'Netto' series.
Super Game Boy compatible.

Standard small-size GB packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, 16-page monochrome booklet.

Samurai Spirits 4-Koma Ketteiban Vol.2
サムライ スピリッツ 4コマ決定版 其ノ弐

GAMEST COMICS 013
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Aug 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-120-5
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.26
PRICE
STATUS
Following the success of the first Samurai Spirits 4-Koma compilation, Gamest deliver a second batch of humourous 4-panel strips.
More laffs at the cast's expense...
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ

NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 9 Sep 1994
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-045
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Released on launch day with the machine itself, the Neo CD version boasts a remixed soundtrack and the option to select Amakusa via a code.
The best version?

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD disc, 28p monochrome booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ

SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 22 Sep 1994
Publisher Takara
Product ID SHVC-A7SJ-JPN
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
The Super Famicom manages to cram a surprisingly good conversion of the Neo Geo original onto a single 32MBit cartridge. The characters might be a little on the small side, but the gameplay remains mostly intact.
A job well done.

Standard SFC cardboard packaging, 32Mbit cartridge, 36-page colour manual.

Samurai Spirits Perfect Kōryaku
サムライスピリッツ パーフェクト攻略

GUIDE BOOK for SUPER FAMICOM & GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 13 Oct 1994
Publisher NTV
Product ID ISBN4-8203-9426-6
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 1 (B6)
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
Pocket-sized 'Perfect Capture' guide book dedicated to both the SFC and GB versions.
A surprisingly good book: it includes extensive profiles and features on all of the cast along with strategies, tactics and secrets galore for both versions.

128 pages (64 in colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Kenma Taisen Shimaki
サムライスピリッツ 剣魔大戦之巻

DENGEKI CD BUNKO - BEST GAME SELECTION 10
DETAILS
Format CD + Book
Released 25 Oct 1994
Publisher Media Works
Product ID MWCG-0013
ISBN4-07-301983-X
Size (cm) 21.4 x 15 x 2.4
Weight (kg) 0.40
PRICE
STATUS
3rd in a set of 3 official Samurai Spirits 'Drama CD & Book' sets, part of the Dengeki 'Electric Shock CD Library'.
Includes a 64-page 'All About' artbook featuring illustrated character profiles (with both official SNK and high quality original artworks), a manga strip, staff interviews and more; an official SNK Drama CD, and 2 postcards.

Currently out of stock.

Saishin Ban Samurai Spirits Guide Book
最新版 サムライスピリッツ ガイドブック

GUIDE BOOK for SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 15 Nov 1994
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID no ISBN#
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 1.2 (B6)
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
Slick little 'Latest Edition' guide book for the SFC version.
Features 90 pages of profiles, move lists and vs CPU tactics, a sneak preview of Shin Samurai Spirits, a look at the Samurai Spirits anime, and a massive 44-page feature on the weapons, history, and setting of the game.
Nice.

144 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ

MEGA DRIVE
DETAILS
Format Mega Drive
Released 19 Nov 1994
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-4127
Size (cm) 17.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Takara-developed Mega Drive port that features much larger characters than the SFC version, but at 24Megs only some sacrifices had to be made: animation is lost, and Earthquake is missing.
Still a very good version though.

Standard MD case, 24Mbit cartridge, 38-page colour manual.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ

GAME GEAR
DETAILS
Format Game Gear
Released 16 Dec 1994
Publisher Takara
Product ID T-103027
Size (cm) 11 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Considering this is running on a Game Gear, this is not a bad effort at all!
9 characters are selectable.

Standard GG cardboard packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, 28-page colour booklet.

Samurai Spirits
サムライスピリッツ

FM TOWNS
DETAILS
Format FM Towns
Released 1995
Publisher Japan Home Video
Product ID JH-012
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
A surprisingly efficient Towns port from JHV. It's so accurate in fact that the hardware really struggles - thankfully the option screen allows you to turn off the 'Zoom' and 'BG Animation' for extra performance.

Like so many FM Towns releases, this has become very hard to find!

Samurai Shodown
サムライショーダウン

3DO
DETAILS
Format 3DO
Released 10 Feb 1995
Publisher BMG
Product ID FZ-SJ3155
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Choppy but commendable 3DO port from Crystal Dynamics, that was for some reason released in Japan under its export 'Samurai Shodown' title.

CD case, 3DO CD-ROM disc, booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Kenkaku Shinan Pack
サムライスピリッツ 剣客指南パック

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 26 Mar 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPS-00647
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Sword Master's Teaching Pack' for PlayStation featuring the first 2 games of the series:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
Truth be told the games really aren't emulated that well; but the game's relatively limited print run has seen it become one of the most valuable SNK releases on PS.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Kenkaku Shinan Pack Kōshiki Guide Book
サムライスピリッツ 剣客指南パック 公式ガイドブック

PLAYSTATION HISSHŌ HŌ SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 10 Apr 1998
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-7669-2698-7
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 0.8 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.26
PRICE
STATUS
Complementary guide book for the PlayStation 'Sword Master's Pack'.
Features excellent coverage of both:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
Chapters include: game system, character bios, move lists, combos, screenshots, and a very healthy dose of official art.

128 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Rokuban Shōbu
サムライスピリッツ 六番勝負

NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION Vol.12
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 24 July 2008
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25839
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Superb 6-in-1 Samurai Spirits pack for the PS2, 12th and final release of the Neo Geo Online Collection.
Features every 2D game of the series:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
- Zankuro Musōken (1995)
- Amakusa Kōrin (1996)
- Samurai Spirits Zero (2003)
- Samurai Spirits Tenka (2006)
Each title is beautifully presented with interactive menus, galleries, move lists, music tests and practice modes.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Samurai Spirits Rokuban Shōbu
サムライスピリッツ 六番勝負

Wii
DETAILS
Format Wii
Released 24 July 2008
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID RVL-RSSJ-JPN
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.15
PRICE
STATUS
The Wii also gets its share of classic Neo Geo samurai action:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
- Zankuro Musōken (1995)
- Amakusa Kōrin (1996)
- Samurai Spirits Zero (2003)
- Samurai Spirits Tenka (2006)
Go for it blindfolded - every single game featured is a bona fide masterpiece.

Standard Wii case, Wii optical disc, colour booklet.

Samurai Spirits Rokuban Shōbu [Best]
サムライスピリッツ 六番勝負
[ベスト]
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 18 June 2009
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25934
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Cut-price 'The Best' re-issue of the PS2 Samurai Spirits collection.
Content remains identical:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
- Zankuro Musōken (1995)
- Amakusa Kōrin (1996)
- Samurai Spirits Zero (2003)
- Samurai Spirits Tenka (2006)

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

 



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