This is the third installment of SS games, it does seem a lot
different than the others. Other than the fact that the whole
atmosphere and the mood of the game are much darker and gruesome
(not as colorful as in SS2), the game is also big on combos.
Almost everyone can combo something after a B slash. Sometimes,
I can even do a B slash and combo with a super, I only did it
a few times in the arcade using Slash Nakoruru to do a B slash
combo with her super(ererusi kamui Rimuse), which is double half
circle backward + AB(yeah, very hard to do.)
"Samurai Shodown Forever" is a non-profit fan site. Samurai Shodown, Samurai Showdown, Samurai Spirits are Copyrights of SNK. Most of the images here are taken from SNK homepage. No part of this webpage may be reproduced in any form or by any
means, without permission from C.K. Gan. This page is best view with I.E. 5 or Netscape 4 at
Personally, I think this game has the best combo system among all
other SS games. I know there are a lot of infinite combos and 14
slash combos in SS4. But SS3 has some of the nicest combo in the
game. One of my favorite combo is from Bust Genjuro(I always
like to tell this to everyone), which is AB turn around, close B,
QCB+C(his hanafuda card), QCB+C again and finish off with his
QCF+C, three times(his running 3 upper slash aka Sankusatsu). See,
one nice looking combo, right?
Because of SS3, it has created lot new features like AB sidestep,
BC hop clush, slash and Bust mode, and a lot other
things that made the later SS games better. Also having able
to choose upper grade does help me a lot to master my skill in SS3(hahaha).
So, what are cons in the game? I guess there are too few characters to choose
and text endings. Well, some people complain that there shouldn't have
the air block ability in SS3, but I find having the air blocking
ability work just fine in the game, the game is basically designed
to have air blocks, and SS1 and SS2 are just the kind of games that shouldn't
have air blocks. However, I personally think that SS4 is design to
have air blocks too, just like SS3, but too bad you can't air block in
the game(anyways, it doesn't really matter that much
once you get used to the system).