Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model NGM-063]

The SNK Neo-Geo MVS Cart. by SNK Corp.

Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model NGM-063] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] SNK Neo-Geo MVS Cart.

真 SAMURAI SPIRITS 覇王丸地獄変 © 1994 SNK Corporation.

(Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen)

The second game in this wildly popular series features 15 weapon-wielding fighters clashing to earn the right to face the extremely difficult end boss.


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-063

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Light Attack with weapon, [B] Medium Attack with weapon, [C] Light Kick, [D] Medium Kick


Shin Samurai Spirits was released in October 1994.

The title of the game translates from Japanese as 'True Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru's Incident In Hell'.

This game is known outside Japan as 'Samurai Shodown II'.

Kafuin Nicotine (Anglicized as 'Caffiene') is based somewhat on the Ninja Scroll character Dakuan who shares outfit and is armed with similar weapons. The 'papers' that Nicotine throws are called 'o-fuda', which are talismans inscribed with a prayer to endow them with certain powers. Japanese occultism and lore at work.

Neinhalt Sieger's name translates from German as 'non-stop victory'.

Genjuro Kibagami is a huge reference to a Japanese hanafuda deck. Hanafuda is a Japanese card game in which all cards represent a certain flower and time of the year. The hanafuda cards can be seen when Genjuro hits his opponent with special moves. Among the cards seen are wistaria, maple and peony. All cards shown are from an actual hanafuda deck.

Ryuhaku Todo (of AOF) appears in Gen-An's ending.

If you wait a long time, Hikyaku will throw food and/or bombs to the screen. Every so often, Kim Kaphwan (of Fatal Fury) will come out instead.

Kuroko's moves are largely borrowed from other characters.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shin Samurai Spirits - PCCB-00164) on 02/11/1994.


• Alternate Costumes Colors : Press D instead of A to choose your character.


Producer : Bad Apples
Executive producer : Eikichi Kawasaki
Main planner : K.Y. Hayate
Programmers : Nishidon, Oh!Butch, Abe, Cyber Kondo
Sound : Tate Norio, Yamapy-1
Narration : Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Submissions : Babilu, Ryu!, Rodem.Yam, Kakugo.Koji, Junichi, Koba.B, Yozora
Fixs : Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen), Cyber Kondo, Y. Nishiguchi, Satomi.S

* Front character :
Haohmaru : V Shintani, Masami Tanaka, Y. Koyasu
Nakoruru : Puutaro Katori, Masami Tanaka, Riding Monkey, Kouji Takaya, Y. Koyasu, E. Ohira, Mamahira
Hanzo Hattori : Makino Sakana, Pon. Yashamaru, Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Galford : Makino Sakana, Pon. Yashamaru
Poppy : Kuwa.Bee
Wan-Fu : Babilu, Ryu!, Keisen (as K. Tokimeki Keisen), Y. Koyasu, Yuhki.N, Rodem.Yam, Kakugo.Koji
Ukyo Tachibana : Harleydavidson, Sleeping, Wolf, Kouji Takaya, Chu
Kyoshiro Senryo : Harleydavidson, Sleeping, Wolf, Kouji Takaya
Gen-An Shiranui : V Shintani, Masami Tanaka, Y. Koyasu, Yuhki.N, Rodem.Yam, Yozora
Earthquake : Riding Monkey, K., Chu
Yubei Yagyu : Makino Sakana, Pon. Yashamaru, Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen), Masami Tanaka, Y. Koyasu, Rodem.Yam, Yozora
Charlotte : Kuwa.Bee, Yoshi.M.Kaneko
Genjuro Kibagami : Takachan.O, Masami Tanaka, Harleydavidson, Yoshimitsu, Kouji Takaya, Chu, E. Ohira
Cham Cham : V Shintani, Masami Tanaka, Riding Monkey, Takachan.O, Kouji Takaya, E. Ohira, Y. Nishiguchi, Satomi.S
Paku Paku : Kuwa.Bee
Neinhalt Sieger : Harleydavidson, Sleeping, Wolf, Kouji Takaya, Yoshimitsu, Yuhki.N
Nicotine Caffeine : Makino Sakana, Pon. Yashamaru, Mayu K., Y. Koyasu, Yozora, Koba.B
Rashoujin Mizuki : Kuwa.Bee, Masami Tanaka, riding Monkey, Y. Koyasu
Ambrosia : Riding Monkey, K.
Kuroko : Yoshi.M.Kaneko, Kuwa.Bee, K., Riding Monkey, Y. Koyasu

* Back character :
Haohmaru : Yasupuu, Yuhki.N, Chu, Satomi.S
Nakoruru : N. Azumi, Y. Nishiguchi, Satomi.S
Hanzo Hattori : Yasupuu, K., Mayu K., Y. Nishiguchi
Galford : Mayu K., Chu
Wan-Fu : Okadasan
Ukyo Tachibana : Yasupuu, Yuhki.N, Satomi.S
Kyoshiro Senryo : N. Azumi, Kouji Takaya, Chu, E. Ohira
Gen-An Shiranui : Okadasan, Harleydavidson, Mayu K., Yuhki.N
Earthquake : Okadasan, Yoshimitsu
Yubei Yagyu : N. Azumi
Charlotte : Mayu K., Yuhki.N, Y. Nishiguchi
Genjuro Kibagami : Mayu K.
Cham Cham : Yasupuu, Yoshimitsu, Chu, Y. Nishiguchi
Neinhalt Sieger : Yoshimitsu, Chu
Nicotine Caffeine : Yoshimitsu, Keisen (as Tokimeki Keisen)
Rashoujin Mizuki : Okadasan, E. Ohira
Kuroko : Yuhki.N, Rodem.Yam, Chu

* Planner :
Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Nicotine Caffeine : Tomi Yan
Hanzo Hattori, Yubei Yagyu, Neinhalt Sieger : K.Y. Hayate
Galford : Chu
Wan-Fu, Kyoshiro Senryo, Earthquake, Genjuro Kibagami : Yukika
Ukyo Tachibana, Gen-An Shiranui, Charlotte, Cham Cham : Bad Apples
Rashoujin Mizuki : Kouji Takaya
Kuroko : Yoshimitsu

* Programm :
Haohmaru, Hanzo Hattori, Galford, Wan-Fu, Ukyo Tachibana, Kyoshiro Senryo, Yubei Yagyu, Charlotte, Cham Cham : Abe
Nakoruru, Gen-An Shiranui, Earthquake, Genjuro Kibagami, Neinhalt Sieger, Nicotine Caffeine, Kuroko : Oh!Butch
Rashoujin Mizuki : Oh!Butch, Abe

* Voice actors :
Haohmaru, Earthquake : Masaki Usui
Nakoruru, Rashoujin Mizuki, Charlotte : Harumi Ikoma
Hanzo Hattori : Toshimitsu Arai
Galford : Kazuhiro Inage
Wan-Fu : Toshikazu Nishimura
Ukyo Tachibana, Gen-An Shiranui : Eiji Yano
Kyoshiro Senryo, Nicotine Caffeine : Monster Maetsuka (as Atsushi Maezuka)
Yubei Yagyu : Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Genjuro Kibagami, Neinhalt Sieger : Kong Kuwata
Cham Cham : Reiko Chiba
Paku Paku : Kenji Ikeda
Kuroko : Toshikazu Nishimura



SNK Neo-Geo japan (Dec. 02, 1994; "Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model NGH-063]")
SNK Neo-Geo usa (Dec. 02, 1994; "Samurai Shodown II [Model NGH-063]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD japan (Dec. 15, 1994; "Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model NGCD-063]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD usa (Dec. 15, 1994; "Samurai Shodown II [Model NGCD-063E]")
Sony PlayStation japan (Mar. 26, 1998; "Samurai Spirits - Kenkaku Yubinan Pack [Model SLPS-00647]")
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (jul.24, 2008 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.12] [Model SLPS-25839]")
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (jul.23, 2008 "Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model EAEJ]")
Nintendo Wii japan (jul.24, 2008 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [Model RVL-RSSJ-JPN]")
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] europe (Aug. 07, 2008 "Samurai Shodown II [Model EAEP]")
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] usa (Aug. 25, 2008 "Samurai Shodown II [Model EAEE]")
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (june.18, 2009 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25934]")


SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color usa (Apr. 30, 1999) "Samurai Shodown! 2 [Model NEOP00301]"
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color japan (june.10, 1999) "Samurai Spirits! 2 [Model NEOP00300]"
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color japan (june.20, 2000) "Samurai Spirits! 2 [NGP Best Collection] [Model NEOP00307]"


PC [MS Windows 9x] japan (1996) Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen
PC [MS Windows 9x] usa (2000) Samurai Shodown II

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture (bossyman15)

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