Samurai Shodown 3
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Samurai Shodown 3


Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood also known as Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musouk in Japan and Fighters Swords in Korea is a retro arcade fighting game.


Haohmaru’s role in the story was diminished, in favor of the new main character, and the overall story is smaller in scope. The returning characters from the previous game are:

  • Haohmaru
  • Genjuro Kibagami
  • Galford
  • Kyoshiro Senryo
  • Ukyo Tachibana
  • Nakoruru
  • Hanzo Hattori

New warriors added to the series included the following:

  • Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, while not a new character to the series, was now playable, and not a boss.
  • Shizumaru Hisame, the semi-amnesiac, umbrella-wielding young boy, who is the main protagonist of this game. His goal is to slay Zankuro Minazuki because Shizumaru believes that Zankuro murdered his family.
  • Rimururu, Nakoruru’s younger sister, who wielded the power of ice.
  • Gaira Caffeine, the large, brash and overbearing monk who happens to be the nephew of Nicotine Caffeine (in the Korean language setting, Gaira’s name changes to “Kim Ung Che”, which is spoken by a different announcer).
  • Basara Kubikiri, an undead spirit, seeking revenge for his own murder, and that of his lover.
  • Zankuro Minazuki, the final boss of the game. He is a giant of a man, and a swordsman driven insane by his quest to perfect his skills. His murderous rampage sets the stage for everything else that occurs.

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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