Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge is the fourth installment in the
Samurai Shodown series, which launched in 1996.
The combat system is essentially the same as in the third installment,
Blades of Blood, with tweaks added to enhance the combat experience,
such as a vastly altered Rage Explosion System and more powerful chain
combos. The ending also changes depending on the time it takes to clear
the game, encouraging players to improve their skills and speed if they
want to see the One True Ending. Players can choose from 17 samurai
warriors, including new characters Kazuki Kazama and Sogetsu Kazama, to
battle their way through the game.