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Samurai Spirits Series
サムライスピリッツ シリーズ
 
7 July 1993
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15 Nov 1995
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10 Oct 2003
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14 Sep 2005
 
28 Oct 1994
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25 Oct 1996
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27 June 1997
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19 Dec 1997
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22 Dec 1999
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22 Apr 2004
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18 Apr 2008
 
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16 Oct 1998
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Samurai Spirits Haohmaru Jigoku Kō - Shiroh Ohno
サムライスピリッツ 覇王丸地獄行
- しろー大野
DENGEKI COMICS EX
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 25 Nov 1994
Publisher Media Works
Product ID ISBN4-07-302267-9
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.4 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
First of two stunning Samurai Spirits comic books by Shiroh Ohno.
Ohno would later be recruited by SNK to work on Samurai Spirits RPG (1997), and it's eay to see why: his art style is simply superb.

194 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits Haohmaru Jigoku Hen - Shiroh Ohno
真サムライスピリッツ 覇王丸地獄変
- しろー大野
DENGEKI COMICS EX
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 25 May 1995
Publisher Media Works
Product ID ISBN4-07-302971-1
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.32
PRICE
STATUS
Second Samurai Spirits comic from Shiroh Ohno, this time based on the Shin Samurai Spirits storyline.
Recommended!

226 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Comic Anthology
サムライスピリッツ
コミックアンソロジー
GAMEST COMCS 084
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 July 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-231-7
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.5 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
'Anthology' comic compilation featuring a selection of strips inspired by the first 3 games of the Samurai Spirits series, by a selection of different artists.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

202 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Kanzen Guide Book
サムライスピリッツ 完全ガイドブック

PERFECT GUIDE BOOK
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 10 July 1997
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-7669-2751-6
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
Superb all-inclusive tribute book to the first four games in the series:
- Samurai Spirits (1993)
- Shin Samurai Spirits (1994)
- Zankuro Musōken (1995)
- Amakusa Kōrin (1996)
Features an interesting historical preface, complete character profiles, official art galleries, game-by-game reviews with tips & tactics, staff interviews, and nice concept art & character design work sections.

144 pages, 112 in colour, Japanese.

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 Best Collection
サムライスピリッツ ベストコレクション

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 6 Aug 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3123G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 2.4
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
2-in-1 re-issue of both Samurai Spirits games for the Sega Saturn:
- Zankuro Musōken (1995)
- Amakusa Kōrin (1996)
Initially intended as a 'budget' pack, this is slowly becoming quite a sought-after SNK release on the Sega Saturn.
Both titles require the 1MB RAM cartridge [HSS-0150] to run.

Double CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc x 2, colour manual, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Haten Gōma no Shō
サムライスピリッツ 破天降魔の章

DVD
DETAILS
Format DVD
Released 26 Sep 2003
Publisher Marvelous
Product ID MJBD-70143
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
80-min 'TV Special' animation based on the first Samurai Spirits.
Originally released in 1994, and part of a set of 3 SNK DVD re-issues released on the same day by Marvelous, including:
- Battle Spirits Ryūko no Ken
- Garou Densetsu The Motion Picture
Nowhere near as bad as the Ryūko no Ken anime, but still very average.

DVD case, NTSC DVD disc, booklet.

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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