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Samurai Shodown 5 Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (JPN)
Fighting Game by Yuki Enterprise / SNK
Neo Geo
Worldwide
4/22/2004
Playstation 2
Worldwide
4/22/2004
Xbox
Worldwide
4/22/2004
PlayStation 4
Worldwide
2017
PlayStation Vita
Worldwide
2017
Samurai Shodown 5 Special: Final Edition (Neo Geo)
A further upgraded version of the game which had an undisclosed loketest, but was never officially released.
Worldwide
Unreleased

Fighters
Kyoshiro Senryo
Jubei Yagyu
Hanzo Hattori
Enja
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada
Suija
Galford D. Weller
Charlotte Christine Colde
Kusare Gedo
Sogetsu Kazama
Gaira Caffeine
Ukyo Tachibana
Yoshitora Tokugawa
Gaoh
Haohmaru
Genjuro Kibagami
Shizumaru
Kazuki Kazama
Tam Tam
Rasetsumaru
Rimururu
Mina Majikina
Zankuro Minazuki
Nakoruru
Rera
Yunfei
Basara
Mizuki

Gameplay
Basara
Command Moves

Stabbing Feet / 刺し足
(in air)down+cbtn
On hit, Basara will hop off.

Suicide
backwardforwarddown+start
Basara slits his own throat with his blade.

Triangle Jump / 三角跳び
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

Airborne Slash / 空刺し
(in air)qcf+anyslash
Basara throws his blade downwards at an angle determined by button (must be performed near peak of jump).

Friendly Rip / 友引
(close)dp+cbtn
Basara grabs the opponent and drags them into his shadow. They fly back out moments later on the edge of his weapon, receiving a series of slashes.

Ground Slash / 地刺し
qcf+anyslash
Basara throws his blade up and forward, it travels in an arc and returns to him.

Shadow Exit / 影出
dp+anyslash
After entering his shadow, Basara reappears at the enemy's location with an uppercut slash.

Shadow Feint / 影騙し
rdp+abtn/bbtn/cbtn/abtn+bbtn/abtn+cbtn/bbtn+cbtn/bbtn+dbtn
A clone of Basara takes deceptive action depending on the button pressed. The clone turns into a bat and flies away after a moment. In Samurai Shodown 3 both Basara and the clone are visible but in all future games Basara becomes invisible until the clone disappears, making more effective feint.

Shadow Sucker / 影吸い
qcb+cbtn
Basara sinks into his shadow. You can move left or right for a few moments before rising again.

Soul of the Beast / 鵺魂(ぬえだま)
qcf+cbtn
A slow-moving electrical projectile that travels in an arc. After hitting it turns into a bat and flies away.
Super Moves

Shadow Dance Dream Pull / 影舞い・夢彈(ゆめびき)
qcf+cbtn+dbtn
A hop back then a leap forward. If unblocked Basara performs an elaborate combo ending with a grab; he ends with a wide slash in Kagaribi's memory.
Fatal Moves

Gokumon / 獄門
qcb+cbtn+dbtn [Zetsumei Ougi]
Basara drags the opponent into his shadow like Friendly Rip. Blood sprays out of the shadow and the enemy never returns. In SS5S, Basara himself never returns but the opponent's head is expelled from the shadow.
Kusare Gedo
Special Moves

Doro Nage / 泥投げ
(weapon)dforwardhcfrdp+bbtn+cbtn
Gedo throws a ball of poo at the opponent, becoming extremely pleased with himself afterwards.

Evil Spirit Summons / Akuryou Yobi, 悪霊呼び
qcf+abtn
Gedo freaks out and slaps the ground, summoning hands at the opponent's location to hold them still.

Flesh Raiser / Niku Mochiage, 肉持ち上げ
(weapon)rdp+cbtn
Gedo lifts up his gut and slides forward, evading low and mid attacks.

Gastrorrhea / Ieki Haki, 胃液吐き
(weapon)qcb+abtn/bbtn
Gedo vomits on the ground.

Heretic Brand / Gedo no Rakuin Oshi, 外道の烙印押し
(weapon)(close)forwardbackwarddownup+cbtn
Command grab into jumping knee drop.
Super Moves

Flying Head Butt / Tobi Zutsuki, 飛び頭突き
qcf+cbtn+dbtn
Gedo launches his head from his body, it flies out and returns like a boomerang.

Heretic Hunt / Gedo no Emono Gari, 外道の獲物狩り
(weapon)(close)forwarduforwardupubackwardqc-b2dup+cbtn+dbtn
Super version of Heretic Brand, an even bigger pain to execute.
Super Desperation Moves

Gedo no Banzan / 外道の晩餐
(weapon)qcb+cbtn+dbtn
Gedo rolls towards his opponent, grabs them, then engages in a feast too horrible to show onscreen. He returns, regurgitates their skull, and blushes. Japanese text accompanies the act.
Yunfei
Fatal Moves

Tenbatsu Soumon / Sky Crime Mourning Gate
qcbcbtn+dbtn
Yunfei jumps over his opponent, then pulls out their soul (which is represented by a blue flame). Afterwards, he proceeds to jump up and slice the soul in half, killing the opponent.

Credits
Worldwide
Voice Actor

Masahiro Nonaka as Basara
Harumi Ikoma as Charlotte Christine Colde
Takeshi Watanabe as Gaira Caffeine
Mantarō Koichi as Galford D. Weller
Kong Kuwata as Genjuro Kibagami
Toshimitsu Arai as Hanzo Hattori
Dorio Takaya as Haohmaru
Atsushi Yamanishi as Kazuki Kazama
Gō Shinomiya as Kusare Gedo
Monster Maezuka as Kyoshiro Senryo
Satsuki Yukino as Mina Majikina
Harumi Ikoma as Nakoruru
Kyōko Hikami as Rera
Hitomi Nabatame as Rimururu
Naoki Oikawa as Sogetsu Kazama
Eiji Yano as Ukyo Tachibana
Hiro Yūki as Yoshitora Tokugawa
Mitsuki Saiga as Yumeji Kurokochi