ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:lynchie137 wrote:@MSR1701 Wow. I didn't even know that Game Boy or Game Gear ports of Samurai Shodown even existed! Are they any good?
The Gameboy port is one of the best fighting games on the platform. And with the new hidden characters, the stylized chibi art, and a high energy soundtrack that plays to the Gameboy's strengths, it's still worth playing today.
It almost feels like a modern indie demake, rather than the kind of by the numbers port the era was notorious for.
The Game Gear port, on the other hand...
It's not bad. It's just that the intended experience doesn't transfer to the Game Gear as easily as Fatal Fury did. The gameplay's reasonably intact, but everything else takes a serious hit. And since this is a game that wants you to really take in the details?
It really hasn't aged well. You'll wonder why you're not playing any other version.
I recently sat down and played the GameBoy port of Samurai Shodown a few days ago. And I gotta say I was pretty surprised with it. Pleasantly surprised, as a matter of fact, considering how bad some of their translations of other 2-D fighters like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat were. But this one does indeed play really well. Probably not quite as well as the SNES version, but good nonetheless.