Game Critics writes: "Back in the days when going to an arcade was still popular (and possible,) Samurai Shodown commanded much respect with the peers in my crowd. Of course Street Fighter was the undisputed king, but Samurai Shodown had a niche all its own due to the lethally quick matches and previously-unseen use of weaponry. Samurai Shodown II in particular was a complete quarter-muncher, and I can remember many close matches being won thanks to the long reach of Ukyo Tachibana's shining katana. Good times, indeed. Samurai Shodown Sen? Not so much."