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samsho4: MAME ROM Information.


Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge (c) 1996 SNK.

The 4th installment of Japanese swordplay featuring 17 selectable characters and 2 end bosses.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0222

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : 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


Released in October 1996.

This game is known in Japan as "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin" (translates from Japanese as 'Samurai Spirits - Amakusa's Descent').


* Beat the entire game in the time limit to see a picture of Wan-Fu or Sieger after the end credits. Who appears is entirely at random though.

* In order to see a special win pose with the puppies, win with a double

perfect using Slash Galford. Galford will say, 'Arigato!' as the puppies

scamper across the screen.

* 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! Note : a few characters are really hampered by the loss of weapon (e.g. Haohmaru, Kazuki, Sogetsu) and a few are not really affected (Nakoruru, Rimururu, Hanzo).

* Sepukku (Suicide) : press Back, then move your joystick a quarter circle from forwards to down and press START to make your character kill himself/herself and lose the current round (Useless trick? Not quite since you will start the next round with a full rage gauge!).

* Silly Name Trick : now this is weird! At the naming screen input 'AAA' as your name to make your character faint!


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)


Executive producer : Eikichi Kawasaki

Producers : Y. Koudou, H. Kawano, Bad Apples

Planners : Head-Ken, Tomi Yan, Kouji Takaya, Guro

Support from : Masami Nakaoka, Eiji Shiroi, Y. Kawase, Araiichi, Nao.Q.

Back team : Yasupuu (as Yasu-Puu), Anta-Baka, Y. Yoshimitsu, Yoshiko, Pu-Suke, Has, Y, N. Azumi, Chu

Programmers : Kura, Llaoyllakcuf, Dan-ABE

Sound : Yamapy-1, Jojoha Kitapy, Mitsuo, Sha-V

* Voice Actors :

Tam Tam : Toshikazu Nishimura

Galford : Mantaro Koichi

Hanzo Hattori : Toshimitsu Arai

Jubei Yagyu : Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Sogetsu Kazama : Naoki Oikawa

Kazuki Kazama : Atsushi Yamanishi

Genjuro Kibagami : Kong Kuwata

Haohmaru : Masaki Usui

Charlotte : Harumi Ikoma

Tokisada Shirou Amakusa : Eiji Yano

Kyoshiro Senryou : Monster Maetsuka

Ukyo Tachibana : Eiji Yano

Basara Kubikiri : Masahiro Nonaka

Gaira Kafuin : Takeshi Watanabe

Shizumaru Hisame : Miho Kaneda

Nakoruru : Harumi Ikoma

Rimururu : Megumi Matsumoto

Zankuro Minazuki : Enma Ito


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Nov. 29, 1996; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin [Model NGH-222]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (Dec. 27, 1996; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin [Model NGCD-222]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Oct. 02, 1997; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin [Model T-3116G]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Oct. 02, 1997; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin [Model T-3118G]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (Dec. 25, 1997; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin Special [Model SLPS-01171]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (Aug. 06, 1998; "Samurai Spirits Best Collection [Model T-3123G]")

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket [JP] (Dec. 25, 1998; "Samurai Spirits! [Model NEOP00080]")

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket [JP] (Dec. 25, 1998; "Samurai Spirits! [Special Box] [Model NEOP90010]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (Apr. 24, 2003; "Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin Special [PSone Books] [Model SLPS-91513]")

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]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b5 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- Original PCB running attract mode through an RGB board and into my PC. Smitdogg (ID 04019)


- 0.143u5: Changed description to 'Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge / Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin (NGM-222)(NGH-222)'.

- 18th August 2010: Smitdogg - Dave France donated a Samurai Showdown 4 cart for testing and reselling for funds but I can't do anything with it yet.

- 0.132u4: Changed description to 'Pae Wang Jeon Seol / Legend of a Warrior (Korean censored Samurai Shodown IV)'.

- 0.132u3: Guru added clone 'Pae Wang Jeon Seol / Legend of Warrior (Korean censored Samurai Shodown IV)'.

- 0.79u2: Added new cpu1 rom ($100000) and new gfx3 roms.

- 0.35b13: Changed description to 'Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge / Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin'.

- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'Samurai Shodown 4 - Amakusa's Revenge / Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin'.

- 0.34RC2: Added new sound roms.

- 0.34b6: Changed description to 'Samurai Shodown 4 / Samurai Spirits 4'.

- 0.34b5: Added Samurai Shodown 4 (SNK 1996).

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Romset: 48384 kb / 15 files / 21.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="samsho4" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>Samurai Shodown IV - Amakusa's Revenge / Samurai Spirits - Amakusa Kourin (NGM-222)(NGH-222)</description>
              <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)"/>
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              <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="222-p1.p1" size="1048576" crc="1a5cb56d" sha1="9a0a5a1c7c5d428829f22d3d17f7033d43a51b5b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="222-p2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="b023cd8b" sha1="35b4cec9858225f90acdfa16ed8a3017d0d08327" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
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              <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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