Samurai Shodown 5 Special is an unusual game for Mizuumi to cover. It has almost no airdashes, airblocking, or even crazy anime combos, and being an arcade game from SNK it’s hardly doujin. Yet it’s squarely in the category of underrepresented yet solid and fun games that is home territory for this site. It’s easy to pick up the basics but hard to master, and there’s a diverse cast of 28 characters with a little something for everyone from rushdown styles to grapplers and downbackers. Since it was recently added to GGPO‘s lineup for netplay, it’s seen a resurgence of interest.
Always a favorite on Mizuumi due to the influence of certain individuals, Samurai Shodown 5 Special finally has its own section on the poverty wiki. Given the dedication of the playerbase, there should be quite a lot of information soon available. Please look forward to it.