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Shin Samurai Spirits ~Haohmaru Jigoku Hen~
真サムライスピリッツ ~覇王丸地獄変~

28 Oct 1994

 
 


 

 
 


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Shin Samurai Spirits
真サムライスピリッツ
-SCITRON 1500 SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 2 Nov 1994
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00164
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official 'Original Soundtrack' release for the arcade / Neo Geo version.
Features the complete score and a 'Voice & S.E. Collection'.

CD case, 57-track audio CD, 16-page b&w booklet, sticker, spine card.

Shin Samurai Spirits
真サムライスピリッツ
NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 2 Dec 1994
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-063
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.72
PRICE
STATUS
And here it is - one of the Neo Geo's greatest highlights!
A formidable game in every respect, and one of the cheapest games on the format. So there's really no excuse: if you own a Neo Geo, you simply MUST have this.

Standard Neo Geo packaging, 202Mbit cartridge, 28-page monochrome booklet.

Shin Samurai Spirits
真サムライスピリッツ
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 15 Dec 1994
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-063
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The Neo Geo CD version of Shin Samurai Spirits is just as much of a treat as the cartridge, and the remixed soundtrack adds a great deal to the atmosphere. A stunning game in every respect.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD CD-ROM disc, 28-page monochrome booklet, spine card.

Shin Samurai Spirits Arrange Sound Trax
真サムライスピリッツ アレンジサウンドトラックス

SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 16 Dec 1994
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00169
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Superb 'Arrange Soundtrack' from the 'Neo Sound Orchestra' team.
Features 13 full-length remixed tracks inspired by the Neo Geo CD score.

CD case, 13-track audio CD, 16-page B&W booklet, Nakoruru tape inlay, spine card.

All About Shin Samurai Spirits Jōkan System Kaiseki Hen
ALL ABOUT 真サムライスピリッツ 上巻・システム解析編

ALL ABOUT SERIES Vol.8
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 16 Dec 1994
Publisher Dempa Shinbunsha
Product ID 18362-01
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.44
PRICE
STATUS
First in a set of two 'All About' books from Studio Bent Stuff.
Features detailed move galleries for every character (with and without weapon), in-depth game analysis, japanese and english in-game text list, over 40 pages of design sketches, all finished off by background stories for the entire cast.

272 pages (128 in colour), Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits Shura Emaki
真侍魂 修羅絵巻

GAMEST EXTRA No.133
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 24 Dec 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID Gamest No.133
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.7 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.40
PRICE
STATUS
Dedicated 'Extra' issue of Gamest magazine, first of two 'mook' releases for Shin Samurai Spirits.
Serves as a perfect introduction to SNK's masterpiece - it presents extensive profiles and illustrated move lists for every character along with gameplay hints and versus strategies, followed by a gallery of Samurai-related goods and merchandise.
Nakoruru facecloth anyone?

128 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

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

GAMEST COMICS 029
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 30 Dec 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-142-6
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.26
PRICE
STATUS
First of two 4-panel comedy collections for Shin Samurai Spirits, full of silly jokes, send-ups, spoofs and rampant stupidity.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits
真サムライスピリッツ
GAMEST VIDEO Vol.14
DETAILS
Format VHS
Released 20 Jan 1995
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-158-2
Size (cm) 21 x 12.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
Quality Gamest Video VHS release featuring 90 minutes of game footage; including gameplay introduction, CPU strategies, recommended combos and 2P versus battles from top players.

White plastic video case, 90min NTSC VHS tape, 3-page b&w inlay.

Shin Samurai Spirits
真サムライスピリッツ

PONY CANYON VIDEO
DETAILS
Format VHS
Released 20 Jan 1995
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCVP-11590
Size (cm) 21 x 12.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
Official video from Pony Canyon.
Presents a selection of 'vs 2P' and 'vs CPU' battles, TV commercials and an 'Omake' feature.

White plastic video box, 90min NTSC VHS tape.

All About Shin Samurai Spirits Gekan Tettei Kōryaku Hen
ALL ABOUT 真サムライスピリッツ 下巻・徹底攻略編

ALL ABOUT SERIES Vol.9
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 1 Feb 1995
Publisher Dempa Shinbunsha
Product ID 18362-02
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.7 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.50
PRICE
STATUS
Second 'All About' guide book from Studio Bent Stuff.
Full of bonus materials and articles on every aspect of the game, including: secret moves, Mizuki, Kuroko, win poses, vs CPU / vs human tactics, staff interviews, 37 pages of sheet music, and more.

320 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits Bōjinryu Hyōhō Kuden Kikigaki
真サムライスピリッツ 棒銀流兵法口伝聞書

GUIDE BOOK
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 13 Feb 1995
Publisher ASCII
Product ID ISBN4-89366-327-5
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
SNK-endorsed 'Silver Style Strategic Advice Book' from the Famitsu editorial.
Features beautifully presented chapters on gameplay, character bios & move lists, and an extensive b&w 'Data' section covering versus tactics, damage ratios and scenarios.
Very nice indeed.

224 pages, 129 in colour, Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits no Subete
真サムライスピリッツのすべて

GUIDE BOOK
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 17 Feb 1995
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID no ISBN#
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 0.9
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
High quality pocket-sized guide book from Keibunsha.
Presents tons of art and screenshots illustrating the main gameplay, followed by detailed profiles for every character. A b&w section at the end covers in-depth strategies.

112 pages, 96 in colour.

Shin Samurai Spirits Kanzen Ban
真サムライスピリッツ 完全版

GAMEST MOOK Vol.4
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 24 Feb 1995
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID GMC-4
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1.2 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.64
PRICE
STATUS
Second 'mook' release from Gamest, a 'Complete Edition' released as a part of the Gamest Mook series.
Adds all of the info they missed the first time around (secret supers, SD moves, Mizuki & Kuroko profiles etc.) and finishes off nicely with a bonus 11-page section of rough sketches and fan art.

232 pages (126 in colour), Japanese.

Shin Samurai Spirits 4-Koma Ketteiban Vol.2
真サムライスピリッツ 4コマ決定版 弐
ノ巻
GAMEST COMICS 044
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 May 1995
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-167-1
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
The Samurai Spirits cast reaches cult status, as this second 4-panel collection will attest. Full to the brim with send-ups, in-jokes and parodies.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

120 pages (black & white), 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 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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