Sam Showdown is a guilty pleasure. It's anime and samurai! I can't resist it's charm! It is however slower than snot.

User Rating: 8.8 | Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musouken (PSOne Books) PS
I really enjoy picking this game up outta my library every six months or so. This is vintage SNK fighter design. It harkens back to the neo-geo glory days...days that will never come again. The problem is no matter how pretty, and fun (really really fun) this game is, you could knit a fleet of sweaters while you wait for the game to load fights.............and cutscenes...........and credits...........and even the intro screen. It is horrifyingly slow. If there were awards for lethargy in game speed, Blades of Blood would clean house baby!

I'm not even exaggerating, I once made a sandwich while waiting for my fight to start! eek!

However if you have the time to get passed this problem, a deeply engaging and surprisingly tough fighting experience awaits you. Certainly worth tracking down, but I don't think you'll ever find it.