Retro Revisited: Looking Back At Samurai Shodown (1993)

Frank sharpens his sword and takes a trip back to 1993 to revisit SNK’s first entry in the iconic Samurai Shodown series



Reviewing the recent reboot of Samurai Shodown on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has frank feeling more than a little nostalgic. So much so that he’s decided to dust off his trusty Neo Geo AES to revisit Feudal Japan in SNK’s legendary 1993 fighter for some good, old fashioned 16-bit death duels. It’s been more than 25 years since the game’s release, so how does the original hold up today? Join us at Hey Poor Player as we celebrate the return of the pioneering weapons-based fighting franchise in this Samurai Shodown retrospective.

What are your thoughts on Samurai Shodown? Do you think it does the Neo Geo original games justice? What other dusty franchises from SNK’s past would you like to see the developer revisit? As always, we love to hear what you think. Sound off in the comments below and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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