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You choose from a group of different characters to battle against an evil boss Amakusa. There are many elaborate special moves, and the game is quite good with traditional sounding music and anime-type graphics. Standard fighting game setup with best of three rounds.

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge was produced by SNK in 1996.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge was produced include: Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory, Garou Densetsu 3: Road To The Final Victory, Real Bout Garou Densetsu, King Of Fighters '95, The, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Art Of Fighting 3 - The Path Of The Warrior, Neo Drift Out New Technology, King Of Fighters '96, The, Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle, and Metal Slug

Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge
Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge


Name Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9423
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 4 - Weak SlashMedium SlashStrong SlashKick
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

You begin by selecting your character, then you move to the difficulty select screen. You can choose Beginner, Intermediate or Expert. Each enables different things, such as no blocking, etc. Then you move to pick Chivaly or Treachery for your character type which gives your character a new set of moves and sometimes a different look. This adds much depth to the game, allowing one character to become two different people. You fight your way to Amakusa's castle in order to have a final confrontation with him and put an end to his evil reign.

Game Play

A basic fighting game that is similar to Street Fighter II - The World Warrior, Mortal Kombat, or any of the other Samurai Shodown prequels.

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game is called Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin in Japan.


This game can be easily converted to any other Neo Geo game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 87 known instances of this machine owned by Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 81 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 39 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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