Samurai Shodown
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Samurai Shodown


Samurai Shodown is a retro arcade fighting game set in the late 18th century of Japan, and all the characters wield weapons. The game uses comparatively authentic music from the time period, rife with sounds of traditional Japanese instruments, such as the shakuhachi and shamisen.



  • Haohmaru – the main hero and protagonist; a ronin who travels to sharpen his swordsmanship and his sense of bushido.
  • Nakoruru – an Ainu miko who fights to protect Mother Nature.
  • Ukyo Tachibana – an ailing swordsman who searches for the perfect flower for his loved one, Kei.
  • Wan-Fu – a power general from the Qing dynasty seeking to recruit powerful warriors for the unification of China.
  • Tam Tam – renowned hero from the fictional city Greenhell; he fights to retrieve the sacred artifact, the Palenke Stone.
  • Charlotte Christine de Colde – a noblewoman fencer from Versailles who fights to save her country from Amakusa.
  • Galford D. Weller – American surfer turned ninja who fights in the name of justice.
  • Kyoshiro Senryo – famed kabuki performer who wishes to strengthen his dances through swordplay.
  • Earthquake – American ninja flunkie turned bandit, he wants to steal all the world’s treasure.
  • Hanzo Hattori – ninja serving Ieyasu Tokugawa. In this fictional account, he fights to save his son, Shinzo.
  • Jubei Yagyu – similar to other fictional accounts, he is a ronin hired by the Shogunate to execute a demon.
  • Genan Shiranui – an eccentric member of the Shiranui clan, he strives to make himself more evil.


  • Shiro Tokisada Amakusa – the villain of the game; in this fictional account, he is resurrected years after his death by the demon, Ambrosia. Due to a pact made with the demon, he wants to revive Ambrosia thus destroying the world.

As always, good luck and Have Fun!

How to Play

Only keyboard is required to play this game. Pretend your keyboard is the a game controller.

Press [Space-Bar] after the loading and introduction screen to insert coin, then [ENTER] to PLAY.

Player 1
Inside The Game Your Keyboard
Insert Coin =[Space-Bar]
(Only work after intro. Locked during intro)
Arrrow =[WASD]
Button 1, 2, 3 =[J], [K], [L]
Button 4, 5, 6 =[I], [O], [U]
Player 2
Inside The Game Your Keyboard
Insert Coin =[8 Numpad]
PLAY =[9 Numpad]
Move =[Arrows]
Button 1, 2, 3 =[1], [2], [3] Numpad
Button 4, 5, 6 =[5], [4], [6] Numpad

Samurai Shodown is a Fighting Game you can play online for free in full screen at KBH Games. Play Samurai Shodown using a online Arcade emulator. No download or installation needed to play this game. Hope this game bring a little joy into your daily life.