TeamXbox writes: "The only thing harder than reviewing a "classic" game that has been ported to or remade for Xbox Live Arcade, is reviewing a "cult classic". Fans of games like that are rabid in their dedication and love, and will defend their baby against anyone who may cast aspersions against it. Samurai Shodown II is one of those "cult classics", just like the entire series it belongs to. So it holds a special place in the hearts of many. A special place from that no snot-nosed game reviewer can dislodge".