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Shin Samurai Jazz
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: December 11th, 2013
Shin Samurai Jazz is a platform-adventure game. It combines the likes of film noir and samurai cinema, presenting them with 8-bit graphics, an electro-jazz soundtrack, and a comic/manga-like style creating a unique atmosphere.

Unlike it's predecessor, samurai_jazz, Shin Samurai Jazz features jumping mechanics inspired by chuunori, an old technique used in kabuki theatre to give the illusion of flying. It's combat mechanics are more combo-based with the ability to juggle enemies and perform mid-air combinations also inspired by chuunori. While the adventure elements remain intact, the puzzles are more complex with varied level designs and enemy placements/attack patterns that make use of the game's mechanics. And while the game retains that 8-bit vibe, regenerating health and infinite lives/continues are fairly implement to relieve players of some of that Golden-Era frustration.

Features:
  • Adventure through an 8-bit city and free it from it's pixelated nightmare
  • Chuunori inspired platforming with double-jumping, wall-jumping, and aerial dashing abilities
  • Perform attack combinations on land or in mid-air and juggle enemies to overcome their strategic placement and attack patterns
  • Solve puzzles that will test your platforming skills and tease the brain a bit
  • Supports Xbox 360 controllers
  • Play a retro game without some of those retro frustrations. We're all in the mood for a retro game every now and then...

Download demo here:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/shin-samurai-jazz/downloads/shin-samurai-jazz-demo-version
60 Comments
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Tazi Feb 23 @ 8:16am 
it has not so good aspects, but the overall gameplay mechanics feels good, it's kinda like Super Meat Boy, but with swords. the music is excellent. the biggest complaint here are the graphics. not the thing that they're 8-bit, but they should be more detailed, and better animated... but then, there are less good looking games on steam already, and other then that Shin Samurai Jazz is a nice experience, and should be on greenlit. :)
Suno Jan 8 @ 1:37pm 
The gameplay looks incredibly dated. I realize also you're going for a "Retro" look for the gfx, but it all comes across as a bit lazy.

Needs work, so no.
YTPEHHUU_KOJIbILLIEK Jan 8 @ 5:57am 
jump\boxer, but ninja
Brutalface Jan 7 @ 2:26pm 
I think the jumping mechanics in this game look pretty sweet actually. Very unique. I get sick of just basic obnoxious jumping mechanics in platformers so its refreshing seeing someone trying to change it up, even though apparently people here seem to be extremely upset about it cuz its not what they're "used to". Graphics are cool it seems like you've gone for an old school NES style in this game as a whole as opposed to trying to make it seem like a modern game with simply "retro" looks, which I can definitely appreciate. Upvote for sure, hope you can get greenlit!
Moribus Jan 7 @ 11:39am 
Jizz Samura
syky_finisher Jan 7 @ 11:20am 
I like this graphic style. Stands out refreshing from the rest of the games. Simply, I like it because it's easy. I mean that positively. Why not! Music is very good. Voted
lil' w the wased god Jan 7 @ 5:58am 
Doesn't really look that great..only the soundtrack seems worth something, sorry. :/
Buying Bolt Boy for 1.77 ref Nov 7, 2013 @ 6:08am 
Looks really overly simple... I can't see myself playing this game. Graphics aren't great (assuming that the game aims for a nostalgic pixelated look) and combat system seems lacking. Needs more developing.
FPS Oct 24, 2013 @ 12:35am 
All these random spikes from walls... meh. Places without spikes look decent enough.
JbrockPony Oct 22, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
The cover art brought mee here..... and well I like the music.... gameplay... not so much :/. Yeah just sell the OST.