ROM Cassette - released
August 11, 1993
NEOGEO CD - released September
Sony PlayStation - released March
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 the warrior's fate.
Carnage is the way of victory.
One must release one's inner demon.
And to all enemies who stand in the way
During the golden age of fighting games
with punching and kicking characters,
1993 marked a turning point in fighting
games with a title that introduced characters
fighting with weapons. Its system made
victory possible with a single blow and
its enticing melee among samurai, ninjas
and the like brought new players and
popularity to the fighting game genre.
of unknown origin, strange phenomena,
repeated outbreaks of war: these
were enough to cause panic and
plunge people into despair.
But one smiled as he surveyed the unfolding chaos
rending the world asunder.
For this "man," once slain by the forces of the
Tokugawa Shogunate, hate for the Shogunate is all he
possesses along with newly acquired dark powers to
bring it down.
This "man," Tokisada Amagusa, unleashes his unworldly
forces and spreads his false creed in an attempt to
lead the world to ruin.
But in the midst of such calamities, there were
still warriors who put their beliefs to the test. These
warriors spurred by different motives and beliefs converge
as if drawn together, battle, and make their way to
the source of the chaos.
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:
Tap the joystick forward twice
to "Bakufu Blitz"; tap twice backward
for the "Flying Retreat."
When the warriors clash, sometimes
they lock blades so tap on the
A Button repeatedly to knock opponents
off guard and get the upper hand.
When disarmed and empty handed,
grab your opponent's attacks using
the right timing and avoid taking
The Rage Gauge marked by the "" character
located at the bottom of the screen
rises as you take damage.
The "Rage Explosion" occurs when
the gauge reaches MAX, turning
characters red and increasing their
When time runs out, the rage ebbs
and the gauge returns to its initial
The Edo Express Delivery man runs
through stages during duels to
drop off various items.
Meat quarters (large), roasts (small),
and round cuts restore life energy
Safe boxes, oval coin bundles,
oval coins and change add points
to your score accordingly.
These are immovable bombs that
explode at various intervals to
damage nearby characters. Using
a guard move as these explode lets
you avoid injury.