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Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
25 Oct 1996

 
 


 

 



 

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Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 29 Nov 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-222
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.68
PRICE
STATUS
Many consider this to be the series' return to form, but controversy still remains: the combo system is a little too samey for every character.
It's still a superb production, and an extraordinary fighting game by any standard.

Snap-lock Neo Geo case, 378Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨

-SCITRON 1500 SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 4 Dec 1996
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00231
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Original Soundtrack' release for the Arcade / Neo Geo version. Includes the complete score and a comprehensive 'Voice and S.E. Collection' for every character.
View [back] for tracklisting.

CD case, 56-track audio CD, 12-page b&w booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Korin Arrange Sound Trax
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 アレンジサウンドトラックス
SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 16 Dec 1996
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00237
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Arrange Soundtrack' featuring 17 remastered tracks later used on the CD based versions of the game.
Quite a sought-after soundtrack!
View [back] for tracklisting.

CD case, 17-track audio CD, booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 27 Dec 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-222
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Samurai Spirits games really shine on the Neo Geo CD: the loading isn't too bad, and the enhanced CD soundtrack really adds to the atmosphere.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD CD-ROM disc, 32-page monochrome booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Kanzen Waza Hyō Emaki
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 完全技表絵巻
GAMEST MOOK Vol.58
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 29 Dec 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID GMC-58
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.9 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.48
PRICE
STATUS
Introductory 'Graphical Manual' from the Gamest Mook team, featuring 8-page illustrated profiles and move lists for the entire cast.
A super-deluxe instruction manual of sorts - time to get started!

144 pages (full colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Comic Anthology
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 コミックアンソロジー

GAMEST COMICS 101
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 20 Jan 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-320-8
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
'Anthology' comic compilation of short stories and tributes, from 16 established manga artists.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

152 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
GAMEST VIDEO Vol.33
DETAILS
Format VHS
Released 5 Feb 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-333-X
Size (cm) 21 x 12.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
The Gamest Video series continues with a slick and nicely directed tribute to the 4th Samurai Sprits game: gameplay overview, character profiles & combos, versus matches and more.

White plastic video case, 100-min NTSC VHS tape.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Kanzen Kōryaku Ōgi no Sho
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 完全攻略 奥義の書
GAMEST MOOK Vol.60
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 24 Feb 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-324-0
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.52
PRICE
STATUS
Second Gamest Mook for Samurai 4, an advanced 'Technical Manual' titled 'Complete Capture - Book of Secret Principles'.
Features in-depth 'System' analysis, a recap of the cast's moves, hundreds of advanced strategy columns, 'CPU' tactics and damage ratio charts.

184 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Fan Book
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 ファンブック

GAMEST MOOK Vol.62
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 27 Feb 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-323-2
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.7 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
Third and final Gamest Mook release, a souvenir 'Fan Book' full of nice extras, tributes and bonus materials.
Features original art, character stories, staff interview, voice actor profiles, b&w design sketches, historical background, intro storyboards, fan art and more.

112 pages (64 in colour), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin 4-Koma Ketteiban
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
4コマ決定版
GAMEST COMICS 105
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Mar 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-327-5
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
Wacky compilation of 4-panel comedy and random jokes based on the cast.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 2 Oct 1997
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3116G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Having already excelled with an superb SS port of Zankuro Musōken, SNK are at it again with yet another near-perfect Neo Geo conversion.
This is the stand-alone ver; requires the 1MB RAM cart [HSS-0150].

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

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin [Kakuchō RAM Dōkori Ban]
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨 [拡張RAM同梱版]

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 2 Oct 1997
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3118G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.25
PRICE
STATUS
Box set release of the Sega Saturn version, includes both the game and the essential RAM cart.

Box contains game (Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc in case with colour manual) and the Sega Saturn 1MB RAM cartridge [HSS-0150].

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Special
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨スペシャル

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 25 Dec 1997
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPS-01171
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The PlayStation Amakusa Kōrin suffers from the usual animation loss and muffled sound effects; but makes up for it by throwing in an interesting 'Master Arts' practice mode, and a extra character (Cham Cham).

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, 30-page colour booklet, spine card.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Special Kōshiki Guide Book
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨スペシャル 公式ガイドブック

PLAYSTATION HISSHŌ HŌ SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 10 Feb 1998
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-7669-2839-3
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
High quality 'Official Guide Book' dedicated to the PlayStation 'Special' edition.
Covers every version of every character (Cham Cham included) along with tons of shots, rush charts, strategies, and a brief 'rough sketch' section.

342 pages (138 in 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!
サムライスピリッツ!

NEO GEO POCKET
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo Pocket
Released 25 Dec 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID NEOP00080
Size (cm) 12.5 x 12.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Handheld version of Samurai 4 for the Neo Geo Pocket, one of the very first releases for the original B&W model.

Snap-lock Neo Pocket case, 16Mbit cartridge, booklet.

Samurai Spirits! Gentei Special Box
サムライスピリッツ! 限定スペシャルBOX
NEO GEO POCKET
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo Pocket
Released 25 Dec 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID NEOP90010
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
'Limited Special Box' presentation of the Neo Pocket Samurai Spirits!.

Box set includes game [NEOP00080] along with a boxed 'Crystal' Neo Geo Pocket [NEOP18010], exclusive to this package.

Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kōrin Special [PSone Books]
サムライスピリッツ 天草降臨スペシャル
[PSoneBooks]
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 24 Apr 2003
Publisher Playmore
Product ID SLPS-91513
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'PSone Books' re-release of the PlayStation 'Special' edition.

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

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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