Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo) is the Retro Game of the Day for 16 June, 2016

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.)