While it lacks a cool singleplayer / arcade story such as in the previous games, it makes it all up with the huge character roster, gameplay and of course the infamous fatalities. If I am to play a Samurai Shodown game with friends, then it's this one for sure.
Personally, I'm not too familiar with the changes made to the recently released "Perfect" version, but from what I've personally seen they seem rather to be of balancing nature.
This is the Sam Shodown game I have played the least, partly because it ended up in a box in my parent's attic which I then forgot about. But also because when I do play a SS game - it's usually the 2nd installment. (EDIT I was talking here about Samurai Shodown 5 above not Special which I don't have at all. But I am talking about Special below)
I do remember this is the one with the confusing fatalities - they removed them and then later released a "fixed" version which had the fatalities added back BUT then it turned out the original release was better because it actually had all the fatalities hidden in it and they could be unlocked with a hack where as the "fixed" version only partially restored them. I'm still confused about it tbh. Why SNK??
For me it's a best choice for versus plays with human opponents. I may prefer other SamSho titles for story mode or something, but when it comes to player vs player experience, I tend to choose 5SP! Especially now when it received a modern release with good netcode for online play.
Also it works as very nice "dream match" type of game, and I enjoy mechanics and feel of play. Oh, and fatalities are gorgeous if you like those in fightings (I grew up with Mortal Kombat, so I definitely find them cool - though some might be shocking at first).
boogiepop: Someone forgot to post the new GotM last night. (Oops!) Well, it's up now, anyway.
Feb 3, 2023 1:04:17 GMT
Murikov: neogeofreak2004 : Then there are still the MVS-to-AES converters, which work quite decent for most MVS games, though physically they look a bit goofy on the AES. Or you could go and get a proper consolized MVS (CMVS). They are even sold on Aliexpress.
Jan 30, 2023 12:58:24 GMT
Murikov: neogeofreak2004 : Alternative to original AES games would be getting a SD cart such as Darksoft or NeoSD, if you want a decent cart with all the games on it. Only problem is that they are really pricy and often already sold-out.
Jan 30, 2023 12:55:59 GMT
Murikov: neogeofreak2004 : Hey dude. Most of the AES carts these days are sinfully expensive, so I'd rather look into the more cheaper AES titles if you wanna go original AES. See for instance the price guide on the NeoGeoKult site and look up Ebay for offers.
Jan 30, 2023 12:51:55 GMT
neogeofreak2004: hey guys i am just getting back into the neo-geo slowly, what games should i pick up well because i never bought an aes game in a hell of a long time. also should i mod my original aes joystick? also is there any way to play mvs games on the aes?
Jan 28, 2023 23:48:13 GMT
pimsbury: Hell if I know Boogiepop, I've only met one in my entire life and she's like -60 years old. Just seemed like a front desk lady for some reason.
Jan 24, 2023 3:36:36 GMT
boogiepop: @pims - Random, but do most people spell Zoe as Zoey nowadays? My brother named his daughter with that spelling and I've always found it odd.
Jan 24, 2023 0:41:18 GMT
boogiepop: Just finished moving yesterday and am settling in to my new place. (That's my lame excuse for another lengthy hiatus.) Hope everyone is doing well!
Jan 24, 2023 0:37:42 GMT
pimsbury: mike is the 200th member! Please check in at the front desk today to receive your consolation prize. Talk to Zoey.
Jan 21, 2023 22:11:39 GMT
Riko: Congratulations to mike who is our 200th member!
Jan 19, 2023 17:48:40 GMT