This game deserves some cred for its violent swordplay and unique roster. Some people preferred hadouken's while others liked to attack with ninja spears. Another group thought it was cooler to slice and dice opponents into bite-size pieces. That group stuck by the Samurai Showdown arcade cabinet. In its fifth iteration Haohmaru unleashed the beast via his blade and got "half." Sucks to be the one at the end of Haohmaru's blade.