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Sword of the Samurai

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Enter Japan in the age of warring states. At the center of this role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship and intrigue, you are a samurai warrior struggling for honor. More important than life itself, honor is crucial to achieving your ultimate goal: unifying feudal Japan under your noble rule.

Game Features:

  • Computer-controlled opponents make decisions based on your actions - and on the actions of other rival characters.
  • Furious melee action against multiple warriors takes place in castles, villages and rice paddies.
  • Vindicate yourself in duels against rivals who would like nothing better then to diminish your Honor.
  • Feel the drama and immediacy of real-time battles involving infantry, cavalry and muskets on battlefields that vary with every conflict.
  • Untie all 48 warring provinces in common allegiance to you, and earn the title of shogun, military ruler of all Japan.
  • Fun and Easy to control!
  • Four skill levels, plus other starting options
  • An ingenious system of menus, animation and text windows - pioneered by MicroProse in Pirates! - conveys the detail of text with the fun of graphics and animation.
  • Authentic Japanese music and graphics powerfully evoke the mood of Sixteenth century Japan.
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Developer
MicroProse Software
Publisher
Nightdive Studios, Retroism
Age rating
17+ Mature
Website
http://www.retroism.com

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
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Sword of the Samurai reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is Pirates ' Successor! From MicroProse after Pirates! As a Role-playing game with Elements of action and Strategy games was so successful, a Story was developed in feudal Japan of the Sengoku Period. However, Sid Meier was mainly involved in the Development of the NPC AI and the Combat Elements. The lead Developers were Sid Arnold and Lawrence Schick. One plays a Samurai in the Service of a Daimyō and tries to ascend further in Society by Expanding power and Influence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgdbnG_wo2A
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
- a matchmaker has found a suitable wife for you, daughter of your hatamoto - go there disguised as a poor ronin to test if the hoe loves me not my money - "wait for the night to sneak past the guards into the castle" - okay.jpg - done: Who do you want to assassinate? - only choice is the hatamoto - no "back option" - sneak through the castle - encounter my hatamoto - I CAME TO MARRY YOUR DAUGHTER BUT INSTEAD I KILL YOU NOW - most sad encounter screen ever - succeed in killing him accidently - feel really bad about this - return a day lat er to the castle to marry the daughter of the hatamoto I slew 10/10 bery gud gaem
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Microsoft from Italian
Sword of the Samurai The first thing that could jump to the eye of the modern player is the graphics: Actually, being a game by now 27 years ago, the graphic department does not live up to the current games. But This is not important at all. The Strong point of the game is its gameplay, similar in some ways to many roleplay such as Mount & Blade and the like. Here we enter into the life of a samurai who will depart from below by scaling the road slowly towards the shogunate. To conclude, apart from the graphics, the only element on which we could discuss are the commands, which besides being complicated, are not explained by a tutorial. #VogliadiMinigiochi
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Game Description: No One can ever reproach me that I do not like retro games, even in those who have never played. And then came across the old strategy "Sword of the Samurai" in the creation of which took part Sid Meier. Honestly tried to delve into the game, tried to play, tried to understand... But it didn't work out. The game has a lot of text in English, the tactical map management is not clear. In the folder with the game there is a 100 page manual... But It is also almost without pictures and basically a solid text. To play you need to delve, translate and again delve. Graphics, control and gameplay are outdated not only visually, but also morally. In general, I did not become a game and I even felt a little ashamed. To Recommend to the players who have not encountered it in due time-I have no right, as I have no right to evaluate the game. Rating: No Afterperformance: If You liked this review welcome to the group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/uojer-here you can see the recommended games, other reviews, as well as just chat in good company.
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