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IGN: Samurai Shodown Review

You should own this game in some format – there's no doubt about that. It's a classic fighting design that's just as venerable as the original Street Fighter 2, and it hasn't lost any of its fun factor in the past 15 years. The question is just one of personal preference for you, then. If you're not much of an old-school Neo Geo fan, then you could justifiably get away with only owning this and maybe the original Metal Slug in VC form, and not bothering with any of the physical disc compilations.

But if you do have fond memories of that arcade age when SNK's multi cabinets rotated between Samurai Shodown and several other MVS hits, you'd probably be better off saving your Wii Points and not downloading this one – investing instead in the fuller variety offered by SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1. The choice is yours. Pick your side in the format fight.

Presentation - 9.0
Graphics - 9.0
Sound - 8.0
Gameplay - 8.5
Lasting Appeal - 8.5
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