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Samurai Shodown III / Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken

| 1995
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Units produced: SNK
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: samsho3

Display: raster 320x224 @ 59.19Hz (59.19 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver neodrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken (c) 1995 SNK.

To have no fear, to slice and die! To survive! Continuing the aesthetic tradition and high quality of the very successful series featuring 12 selectable characters to fight Zankuro, a very powerful demon samurai.

- TECHNICAL -

Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 0087

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Light attack with weapon, [B] Medium attack with weapon, [C] Strong attack with weapon, [D] Kick

- TRIVIA -

Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken was released in October 1995 in Japan. Literally 'Samurai Spirits - Zankuro's Matchless Sword'.

This game is known outside Japan as 'Samurai Shodown III' and in Korea as "Fighters Swords". The full US name for the game is "Samurai Shodown III - Blades of Blood".

Kafuin Gaira is a Buddhist monk whose weapons are giant 'mala', or Buddhist prayer beads. When Gaira wins the first round of a match, he throws a few punches and says 'Tenchu!', which means 'retribution!'. Gaira says a traditional Buddhist prayer for his fallen opponent when he wins the final round of the match. 'Namu amida butsu', Gaira's prayer, is basically 'go to heaven' or 'rest in peace'.

Shizumaru Hisame is a homage to Himura Kenshin (a character from the manga 'Rurouni Kenshin').

Zankuro Minazuki is a homage to Raijyuta Isurugi (another character from 'Rurouni Kenshin').

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* Play as Zankuro : This tip only works in 2-Player mode. Select Haohmaru, hold START and then go to the following characters : Genjuro, Basara, Kyoshiro, Ukyo, Rimururu, Haohmaru, Shizumaru, Nakoruru, Hanzo, Amakusa, Gaira, Galford and Shizumaru. Wait until the timer reach 03 and then press A and B.

- SERIES -

1. Samurai Spirits [Model NGM-045] (1993)
2. Shin Samurai Spirits - Haohmaru Jigoku Hen [Model NGM-063] (1994)
3. Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [Model NGM-087] (1995)
4. Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin [Model NGM-222] (1996)
5. Samurai Shodown 64 (1997)
6. Samurai Shodown 64 - Warrior's Rage (1998)
7. Kenkaku Ibunroku Yomigaerishi Soukou no Ha - Samurai Spirits Shinshou (1999, PSX)
8. Samurai Spirits Zero [Model NGM-270] (2003)
9. Samurai Spirits Zero Special [Model NGM-272] (2004)
10. Samurai Spirits - Tenkaichi Kenkakuden (2005)
11. Samurai Shodown - Edge of Destiny (2008)

- STAFF -

Executive producer : Eikichi Kawasaki
Programmers : Abe Jaron, Oh!Butch, Magic2papa
Back team : N. Azumi, Mayu K., Yoshimitsu, Yoshi-Ko, Chu, Guchi, Etsuko, Satoni, Has
Special effects by 'POW team'.

* Voice Actors :
Haohmaru : Masaki Usui
Nakoruru : Harumi Ikoma
Rimururu : Tomo Sakurai
Hanzo Hattori : Toshimitsu Arai
Galford : Kazuhiro Inage (Key Inage)
Kyoshiro Senryou : Monster Maetsuka
Ukyo Tachibana, Tokisada Shirou Amakusa : Eiji Yano
Genjuro Kibagami : Kong Kuwata
Basara Kubikiri : Masahiro Nonaka
Shizumaru Hisame : Miho Kaneda
Gaira Kafuin : Kouji Suizu
Zankuro Minazuki : Hiroyuki Arita

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Dec. 01, 1995; "Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [Model NGH-087]")
SNK Neo-Geo [US] (Dec. 01, 1995; "Samurai Shodown III [Model NGH-087]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (Dec. 29, 1995; "Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [Model NGCD-087]")
SNK Neo-Geo CD [US] (Dec. 29, 1995; "Samurai Shodown III [Model NGCD-087E]")
Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (Aug. 23, 1996; "Nettou Samurai Spirits - Zankuro Musouken [Model DMG-ASZJ-JPN]")
Sony PlayStation [JP] (Aug. 30, 1996; "Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [Model SLPS-00350]")
Sega Saturn [JP] (Nov. 08, 1996; "Samurai Spirits - Zankuro Musouken [Model T-3104G]")
Sega Saturn [JP] (Nov. 08, 1996; "Samurai Spirits - Zankuro Musouken [Model T-3106G]")
Sony PlayStation [JP] (Mar. 20, 1997; "Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [The Best] [Model SLPS-91024]")
Sega Saturn [JP] (Aug. 06, 1998, "Samurai Spirits Best Collection [Model T-3123G]")
Sony PlayStation [JP] (Apr. 24, 2003; "Samurai Spirits - Zankurou Musouken [PSone Book] [Model SLPS-91514]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 24, 2008 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.12] [Model SLPS-25839]")
Nintendo Wii [JP] (July 24, 2008 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [Model RVL-RSSJ-JPN]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 18, 2009 "Samurai Spirits - Rokuban Shobu [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25934]")

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2305&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10849E 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 10849E 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Backdrop
00010000 109069 00000000 FFFFFFFF Haohmaru
00010000 109069 00000001 FFFFFFFF Nakoruru
00010000 109069 00000002 FFFFFFFF Rimururu
00010000 109069 00000003 FFFFFFFF Hanzo Hattori
00010000 109069 00000004 FFFFFFFF Galford
00010000 109069 00000005 FFFFFFFF Kyoshiro Senryou
00010000 109069 00000006 FFFFFFFF Ukyo Tachibana
00010000 109069 00000007 FFFFFFFF Genjuro Kibagami
00010000 109069 00000008 FFFFFFFF Kubikiri Basara
00010000 109069 00000009 FFFFFFFF Shizumaru Hisame
00010000 109069 0000000A FFFFFFFF Gaira Kafuin
00010000 109069 0000000B FFFFFFFF Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
00010000 109069 0000000C FFFFFFFF Kuroko
00010000 109069 0000000D FFFFFFFF Zankuro Minazuki
00010000 109069 0000000E FFFFFFFF Zankuro Minazuki (Final Battle)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 108573 00000080 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 108573 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 10857C 00000040 FFFFFFFF Infinite Power PL1
00000001 10857C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Power Now! PL1
00000100 108592 00000002 FFFFFFFF Select Rounds Won PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection. Activate between rounds or just after selection. There are however some glitches, eg. when you win with Zankuro Minazuki.
00010000 108470 00000000 0000000F Haohmaru
00010000 108470 00000001 0000000F Nakoruru
00010000 108470 00000002 0000000F Rimururu
00010000 108470 00000003 0000000F Hanzo Hattori
00010000 108470 00000004 0000000F Galford
00010000 108470 00000005 0000000F Kyoshiro Senryou
00010000 108470 00000006 0000000F Ukyo Tachibana
00010000 108470 00000007 0000000F Genjuro Kibagami
00010000 108470 00000008 0000000F Kubikiri Basara
00010000 108470 00000009 0000000F Shizumaru Hisame
00010000 108470 0000000A 0000000F Gaira Kafuin
00010000 108470 0000000B 0000000F Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
00010000 108470 0000000C 0000000F #Kuroko
00010000 108470 0000000D 0000000F #Zankuro Minazuki
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Playing Style PL1
00010000 108470 00000000 00000050 Slash
00010000 108470 00000050 00000050 Bust
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character Colour PL1
00010000 108470 00000000 00000080 A colour
00010000 108470 00000080 00000080 B colour
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character Difficulty PL1
00010000 108472 00000000 FFFFFFFF Beginners Class
00010000 108472 00000001 FFFFFFFF Medium Grade
00010000 108472 00000002 FFFFFFFF Upper Grade
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 108673 00000080 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 108673 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
00000000 10867C 00000040 FFFFFFFF Infinite Power PL2
00000001 10867C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Power Now! PL2
00000100 108692 00000002 FFFFFFFF Select Rounds Won PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection. Activate between rounds or just after selection. There are however some glitches, eg. when you win with Zankuro Minazuki.
00010000 108471 00000000 0000000F Haohmaru
00010000 108471 00000001 0000000F Nakoruru
00010000 108471 00000002 0000000F Rimururu
00010000 108471 00000003 0000000F Hanzo Hattori
00010000 108471 00000004 0000000F Galford
00010000 108471 00000005 0000000F Kyoshiro Senryou
00010000 108471 00000006 0000000F Ukyo Tachibana
00010000 108471 00000007 0000000F Genjuro Kibagami
00010000 108471 00000008 0000000F Kubikiri Basara
00010000 108471 00000009 0000000F Shizumaru Hisame
00010000 108471 0000000A 0000000F Gaira Kafuin
00010000 108471 0000000B 0000000F Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
00010000 108471 0000000C 0000000F #Kuroko
00010000 108471 0000000D 0000000F #Zankuro Minazuki
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Playing Style PL2
00010000 108471 00000000 00000050 Slash
00010000 108471 00000050 00000050 Bust
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character Colour PL2
00010000 108471 00000000 00000080 A colour
00010000 108471 00000080 00000080 B colour
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character Difficulty PL2
00010000 108473 00000000 FFFFFFFF Beginners Class
00010000 108473 00000001 FFFFFFFF Medium Grade
00010000 108473 00000002 FFFFFFFF Upper Grade
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Cartridge/NeoGeo Type Enable it DURING the neogeo bios booting sequence. If you miss the boot sequence reset and THEN enable it. The Home (NEOGEO) setting may open up other aspects of the game or it may even make the game unplayable.
00010000 10FD82 00000080 FFFFFFFF Arcade (MVS)
00010000 10FD82 00000000 FFFFFFFF Home (NEOGEO)

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