The Second Samurai

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The Second Samurai
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Psygnosis, Sony Electronic Publishing
Developer:
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-113106-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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The Second Samurai is a beat-em-up developed by Vivid Image and Psygnosis and released exclusively in Europe for the Commodore Amiga (1993) and Sega Mega Drive (1994). It is the sequel to The First Samurai, a beat-em-up released for various home computers and the SNES internationally a few years prior.

A Sega Mega-CD port was advertised and was planned to launch alongside the Mega Drive version[1], but never released.

Gameplay

You play as one of two Samurais (the 1-player mode has the male protagonist from The First Samurai only; the 2-player mode lets the second player control a new female Samurai). A and B both attack depending on what weapon you have equipped right now (only one at a time, some in limited quantities), what enemies/objects are nearby, and which D-pad buttons you are holding at the time. C jumps. A screen at the beginning of the game (also accessible from the Options menu) shows you what each in-game item does for you.

Production credits

  • Programming: Raffaele Cecco
  • Design, SFX: Raffaele Cecco, Mevlut Dinc
  • Graphics: Teoman Irmak
  • Title Screen & Dutro Graphics: Saurev Sarkar
  • Music: Brian Marshall
  • Documentation and Design: Psygnosis Creatives
  • Cover Illustration: Paul Kidby
  • Producer for Vivid Image: Mevlut Dinc
  • Producer for Psygnosis: Nik Wild


Magazine articles

Main article: The Second Samurai/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #34: "Décembre 1994" (1994-12-02)
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Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79
77 [2]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[3]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[4]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[5]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 (RU)
60
[6]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[7]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
40
[8]
Player One (FR)
65
[9]
Sega Magazin (DE)
70
[10]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[11]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[13]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
60
[14]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
82
[15]
Video Games (DE) PAL
58
[16]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
14 reviews

The Second Samurai

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 78e92143
MD5 333f15e8bc4ecacf168b399a988fe1e7
SHA-1 72bfe0d4c56d9600a39fae00399fef157eb1fe6f
1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU)

References


The Second Samurai

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