ROM Cassette - released
December 2, 1994
NEOGEO CD - released December 15,
All content such as the movie,
the screen shots and the text...etc.
on this web-page is based on
the material of Japanese version.
is an ancient story.
A tale of a man who tried to excel at
And in this bloody way of life,
extreme carnage was no coincidence.
This title has more special moves, like
Weapon-Breaking Special Moves, and new
player characters to bring the total
to 15. It also boasts Reiko Chiba, the
famous "gamer idol," as the voice of
the new character Cham Cham. The advertisements
for the NEOGEO CD release caused quite
a sensation when broadcast in Japan with
Reiko Chiba as Nakoruru and Takeo Chii
playing Jubei Yagyu.
Tokisada Amakusa, cause of the
calamities occurring worldwide
and driven to resurrect the Dark
Deity Ambrosia, was slain by
a single samurai whose existence
was never recorded by history.
This person deeply involved with the resurrected
Amakusa, Haohmaru, was suddenly attacked one night.
But the one who was up easily defeated was not Haohmaru,
but the sinister assailant...
Haohmaru's attacker was clearly manipulated by
someone or somethingé—an evil force.
The would-be assassin gasps a final promise to
Haohmaru. "I'll have your soul one day.... Ambroé—sia...lives." The
evil ones are after him! Haohmaru, sensing an evil
force rivaling Amakusa, pays a visit on his old fencing
master. While Haohmaru relates his story, his master's
visage grows unusually grim.
"Stay away. You have undeniably grown stronger.
But you must not confront them. Do you understand?"
His master obviously knows more, but grows silent,
and besides Haohmaru isn't listening anyway. That night,
they share a few drinks to celebrate their reunion
after a long separation, and at dawn Haohmaru slips
out unannounced to embark on his journey.
An audacious smile plays on his lips.
A Button: Light slash (punch);
B Button: Medium Slash (Punch);
A & B Buttons together: Strong
C Button: Light Kick; D Button:
Medium Kick; C & D Buttons
together: Strong Kick
Tap the joystick forward twice
for the "Bakufu Blitz" dash and
twice back for the "Flying Retreat."
Tap the joystick down twice quickly
to "Duck," and push it upward twice
to "Forward Roll." Tap it backwards
twice downward diagonally to do
a "Reverse Roll."
When the Rage Gauge reaches "MAX," you
can use a "Weapon-Breaking Special
Move" that lets you smash an enemy's
weapon and severely injure opponents.
(When a weapon is broken, the Kuroko
provides a new one after a certain
amount of time lapses.)
When two armed characters lock
their weapons, tap the A or B buttons
repeatedly to get the upper hand.
Push the joystick forward when
you break a lock to thrust forward
and knock back your opponent.
Enter this command (when
facing right) if you're unarmed
to stop sword attacks and avoid
taking damage if you succeed.
Enter the command (when
facing right) to feint a Flying
Retreat move and then dash forward
to use the "Flying Retreat Fly-In" fake-out
Get some distance between you and
your opponent and push the A & C
buttons or the B & D buttons
together and perform one of two
Provocation moves. (These do not
affect gauges, etc.)
Push the B & C buttons together
to use the "Low Attack Block" move
for avoiding low attacks that knock
you on your behind.
The Rage Gauge ()
at the bottom of the screen rises
as characters are attacked. When
it reaches MAX the "Rage Explosion" occurs,
turning characters red and increasing
their attack strength.
Once a certain amount of time elapses,
this subsides and the gauge returns
to its initial state.
The Edo Express delivery man runs
through stages during duels and
drops various items.
There are three types of meat that
vary in amounts of recovery strength:
meat (large), meat (small), drumsticks.
Bombs. These explode a short while
after theyé’re dropped. Use a guard
when these explode, to avoid taking