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Samurai Shodown V Special (c) 2004 SNK Playmore.

An 'upgrade' of the "Samurai Shodown V" episode with its 24 fighters plus 4 more characters : Amakusa, Gaoh, Zankuro and Mizuki. It's probably the ultimate game released on NeoGeo since SNK Playmore decided to develop its future games on AtomisWave.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0272

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Light attack, [B] Medium attack, [C] Kick/Break defence, [D] Lie down/Forward roll/Back roll/Small jump/Dodge


Released in April 2004.

This game is known in Japan as "Samurai Spirits Zero Special".

The original version of the game contain some bugs and characters don't have fatalities. To correct that, SNK Playmore released corrected cartridges (without any problems) which can be recognized by a small NeoGeo sticker on the top right

On the game box, SNK put the following message : 'A final Farewell. To all of our customers, who have purchased NeoGeo rom cartridges up till now, thank you very much. We offer our most heartfelt gratitude for your loyal patronage over these 14 full years and hope for your continued support for our games on the many other platforms we will provide products for in the future. NeoGeo fans rule!'.

Some rumors says that SNK Playmore wanted to release an other upgrade of "Samurai Shodown V" on NeoGeo MVS called "Samurai Shodown V Special Final" including 2 new characters, some new stages and the correction of all the original game's bugs. A location test occurred in Tokyo in october 2004 but then SNK Playmore denied developing this game.


* I'm Not Afraid Of You! : think you are really good? Tap Start 3 times quickly to make your character drop his/her sword. Now show your opponents that the most fearsome weapons are the ones you were born with!

* The game has several last bosses: Amakusa, Zankuro, Gao and Muzuki. In order to reach the latter bosses, you need to perform a fatality on the former ones. If you don't, you'll instead get a bad ending.


1. Samurai Shodown [Model NGM-045] (1993)

2. Samurai Shodown II [Model NGM-063] (1994)

3. Samurai Shodown III [Model NGM-087] (1995)

4. Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge [Model NGM-222] (1996)

5. Samurai Shodown 64 (1997)

6. Samurai Shodown 64 - Warrior's Rage (1998)

7. Samurai Shodown V [Model NGM-270] (2003)

8. Samurai Shodown V Special [Model NGM-272] (2004)

9. Samurai Spirits - Tenkaichi Kenkakuden (2005)

10. Samurai Shodown - Edge of Destiny (2008)


* Voice actors :

Haohmaru : Masaki Usui

Nakoruru : Harumi Ikoma

Yoshitora Tokugawa : Hiro Yuki

Mina Majikina : Satsuki Yukino

Ukyo Tachibana : Eiji Yano

Rimururu : Hitomi Nabatame

Yunfei : Satoshi Taki

Kusaregedo the demon : Go Shinomiya

Genjuro Kibagami : Kong Kuwata

Rera : Kyoko Hikami

Kyoshiro Senryo : Monster Maetsuka

Rasetsumaru : Tsuguo Nakajima (formerly Mogami)

Kazuki Kazama : Atsushi Yamanishi

Sogetsu Kazama : Naoki Oikawa

Enja : Shintarou Ohata

Suija : Ikuji Nose

Hanzo Hattori : Toshimitsu Arai

Galford : Mantaro Koichi

Shizumaru Hisame : Miho Kaneda

Jubei Yagyu : Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Basara : Masahiro Nonaka

Gaira Caffeine : Takeshi Watanabe

Charlotte : Harumi Ikoma

Tam Tam : Toshikazu Nishimura

Zankuro Minazuki : Kazuhiro Nakata

Shiro Tokisada Amakusa : Takashi Ohara

Rashoujin Mizuki : Shizuka Ito

Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami : Kenji Utsumi


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (July 09, 2004; "Samurai Spirits Zero Special [Model NGH-272]")


Game's rom.

Samurai Spirits Official Web Site; http://www.samuraispirits-official.com

MAME Info:

0.103u3 [?]

0.103u2 [http://neosource.1emulation.com/forums/]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.146: Renamed (samsh5sph) to (samsh5spho) and (samsh5spn) to (samsh5sph).

- 0.143u6: Changed description to 'Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (NGM-2720)' and clones '(set 2, censored)' to '(NGH-2720) (1st release, censored)' and '(set 3, less censored)' to '(NGH-2720) (2nd release, less censored)'.

- 0.139: Moa fixed year info in Samurai Shodown V Special.

- 0.129u4: Renamed (samsh5sh) to (samsh5sph) and (samsh5sn) to (samsh5spn).

- 0.127u5: Removed 272-m1_decrypted.bin audio rom.

- 0.125u5: Johnboy correct s1 layer size in samsh5sp and clones.

- 0.103u3: Added 'Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (set 1, uncensored)' and clone (set 3, less censored). Changed 'Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special' to clone 'Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (set 2, censored)'. Renamed (samsh5sp) to (samsh5sh).

- 0.103u2: Neosource added 'Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special' (Yuki Enterprise / SNK Playmore 2003).

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Romset: 90624 kb / 13 files / 79.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="samsh5sp" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>Samurai Shodown V Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (NGM-2720)</description>
              <manufacturer>Yuki Enterprise / SNK Playmore</manufacturer>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
              <rom name="sp-s2.sp1" merge="sp-s2.sp1" bios="euro" size="131072" crc="9036d879" sha1="4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-s.sp1" merge="sp-s.sp1" bios="euro-s1" size="131072" crc="c7f2fa45" sha1="09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-e.sp1" merge="sp-e.sp1" bios="us-e" size="131072" crc="2723a5b5" sha1="5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vs-bios.rom" merge="vs-bios.rom" bios="japan" size="131072" crc="f0e8f27d" sha1="ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-j2.sp1" merge="sp-j2.sp1" bios="japan-s2" size="131072" crc="acede59c" sha1="b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp1.jipan.1024" merge="sp1.jipan.1024" bios="japan-s1" size="131072" crc="9fb0abe4" sha1="18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-p1.p1" size="4194304" crc="fb7a6bba" sha1="f68c527208d8a55ca44b0caaa8ab66b3a0ffdfe5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-p2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="63492ea6" sha1="6ba946acb62c63ed61a42fe72b7fff3828883bcc" region="maincpu" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-m1.m1" size="524288" crc="adeebf40" sha1="8cbd63dda3fff4de38060405bf70cd9308c9e66e" region="audiocrypt" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-v1.v1" size="8388608" crc="76a94127" sha1="c3affd7ff1eb02345cfb755962ec173a8ec34acd" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-v2.v2" size="8388608" crc="4ba507f1" sha1="728d139da3fe8a391fd8be4d24bb7fdd4bf9548a" region="ymsnd" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="272-c1.c1" size="8388608" crc="4f97661a" sha1="87f1721bae5ef16bc23c06b05e64686c396413df" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="272-c2.c2" size="8388608" crc="a3afda4f" sha1="86b475fce0bc0aa04d34e31324e8c7c7c847df19" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="272-c3.c3" size="8388608" crc="8c3c7502" sha1="6639020a8860d2400308e110d7277cbaf6eccc2a" region="sprites" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="272-c4.c4" size="8388608" crc="32d5e2e2" sha1="2b5612017152afd7433aaf99951a084ef5ad6bf0" region="sprites" offset="1000001"/>
              <rom name="272-c5.c5" size="8388608" crc="6ce085bc" sha1="0432b04a2265c649bba1bbd934dfb425c5d80fb1" region="sprites" offset="2000000"/>
              <rom name="272-c6.c6" size="8388608" crc="05c8dc8e" sha1="da45c222893f25495a66bdb302f9b0b1de3c8ae0" region="sprites" offset="2000001"/>
              <rom name="272-c7.c7" size="8388608" crc="1417b742" sha1="dfe35eb4bcd022d2f2dc544ccbbb77078f08c0aa" region="sprites" offset="3000000"/>
              <rom name="272-c8.c8" size="8388608" crc="d49773cd" sha1="cd8cf3b762d381c1f8f12919579c84a7ef7efb3f" region="sprites" offset="3000001"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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