Samurai Shodown V Special (2004)

About This Game

Samurai Shodown V Special, also known as Samurai Spirits Zero Special  in Japan, is the ninth in SNK’s Samurai Shodown/Samurai Spirits series of fighting games. It is an upgraded version of the game Samurai Shodown V and is the last official game for the Neo Geo platform.

SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL was released in 2004 as an upgrade of SAMURAI SHODOWN V. While keeping the “Sword Gauge,” “Rage Explosion,” and “Concentration One” features introduced in the previous installment, SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL is still claimed as one of the most balanced game in the SAMURAI SHODOWN Series.

28 fierce warriors, including Series’ legendary boss characters “Amakusa Shiro Tokisada”, “Mizuki Rashojin”, “Zankuro Minazuki”, and “Gaoh Kyogoku Hinowanokami” from SAMURAI SHODOWN V.

Gameplay

The essential mechanics remained largely unchanged from previous games, with the update being directed towards graphical and audio changes.

A significant number of changes exist between Samurai Shodown V and Samurai Shodown V Special. Among them, the characters Sankuro and Yumeji were replaced with Samurai Shodown boss, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, and Samurai Shodown III boss, Zankuro Minazuki.

In addition to the roster change, many graphics and sound changes were made to give the game a fresh feel, even though most of the returning characters used their old voices, dating from Samurai Shodown IV.

Game Details

Genre Action – Arcade – Fighting
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released April 1, 2004
Size 145 MB
Company Yuki Enterprise / SNK CORPORATION

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard drive space: 500 MB
Mouse, Keyboard


Recommended system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard drive space: 500 MB
Mouse, Keyboard


Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9 or newer
Processor: 2 GHz processor (Inter Core i3 or equivalent)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB Free Space


Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 or newer
Processor: 2 GHz processor (Inter Core i3 or equivalent)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB Free Space 

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Samurai Shodown V Special (2004)

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