First, a note about the Retro Game of the Day: I will be taking a week off of posting RGotD beginning this Saturday (18 June, 2016). It will be back on the following Monday (27 June, 2016). During this week, I will expect everyone to play only pre-1995 games in celebration of the Retro Game of the Day vacation. Enjoy.
I won’t have much to say about Samurai Shodown (aka Samurai Spirits in Japan), also known as The Game So Cool It Doesn’t Need A “W” In “Showdown”, other than it’s a really fun, well-done fighting game featuring weapon combat, interesting super special moves that are a bit difficult to pull off, and a ton of cool music. It’s just fun in general, and gave the overpriced Neo Geo home console a reason to exist, as well as the arcade cabinets that housed multiple selectable games from its library.
And mame emulates it perfectly.
(Am I the only one that sings “neeeeooooo geeeoooo…. neeeeoooo geooooo” on the Neo Geo bootup screen? Because that is what the little song sounds like it should be.)