Sengoku would go on to establish a franchise which improved drastically over time, but this debut title is one that should perhaps remain in the past, despite some neat ideas. It's not that you won't gain any enjoyment from it - in fact, with two players, Sengoku is a perfectly pleasant way to spend an evening - it's just that there are so many other superior examples of this kind of game available. Unless you have a strong nostalgic bond with the game from your arcade-going youth or you're a huge fan of side-scrolling brawlers then we'd recommend you save your eShop credit for one of the other ACA Neo Geo titles, or wait for the far superior sequels to arrive.
All in all Sengoku is okay. If you like beat em’ ups, then you may like this game, if you don’t like them then it will scare you off from playing another game in the genre. Its difficulty and sluggish controls hamper the play, but if you have a buddy it makes it less frustrating.
SummaryIt's the final battle. A warlord in the past planned to conquer the world by brutal attack. Now, 400 years later, this "Demon Castle" suddenly appeared in the sky above Washington D.C. The prophecy came true! Only two samurai warriors with the special weapon can stop the revival of this ghost!