Official Title  Bushido Blade
Common Title  Bushido Blade
Serial Number(s)  SCES-00899
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Fighting

Developer  LightWeight Co., Ltd.
Publisher  Squaresoft.
Date Released  2 February 1998
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SCES-00899
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  711719690320  - 


Menus and gameplay are in English.

The Bushido code of honor governs the actions of the Samurai and sets a code of ethics for use in fighting. Sometime in the 20th century, a group of Narukagami ninja, each proficient in a different style, find themselves in a battle to regain their honor in the fighting ring.

Bushido Blade is a unique fighting game, in that Square did away with health bars, special meters, and other traditional gimmicks and allowed for battles to be won with a single hit. This realism made the game a fan favorite among certain groups.

Players select from among six ninja, each of a different fighting style and attributes. Players also choose equipment from among eight weapons, including Japanese swords, European blades, naginata and a sledgehammer.

Battles take place in wide open areas in which combatants can run around as well as climb up and down. Some structures, like bamboo trees, can even be cut down. In the single player game, players can even run through the entire castle, picking a preferred fighting ground location. In addition to the single player story mode, there's a versus mode, a slash mode where you will be attacked by 100 generic ninja in one long corridor, a training, and a 'POV' mode, which allows players to play from first person, heightening the realism. The game's versus mode can also be played using two Playstations linked up.

Gameplay involves picking one of three stances, then attacking high, middle, or low. Directions while attacking change attacks, and attacks can be combo'd. Player damage is location based, with hits to arms often making them useless, hits to legs crippling, and hits to heads and clean across the torso being mortal. The use of stances and the easily achieved one hit kills make Bushido Blade one of the most deadly, and therefore realistic, weapon fighters around.

Select your warrior from six characters and then work your way through six fighting modes
Take on your enemy with eight historical swords and a variety of sub-weapons
Play alone or challenge a friend to a match by linking two consoles

  Manufacturer's description:

"Bushido" is the soul of Japan - an ancient honor code deeply followed by samurai warriors for centuries. Plunge into real world battles across vast 3D environments that you can run, slice and tear through. Sword matches become unbelievably real where one critical blow is the mean difference between death and victory.

* 1 & 2 Player combat.
* 6 awesome fighting modes.
* 6 skilled warriors.
* 8 ancient swords and weapons.
* Plus unique sub-weapons.
* Countless special moves.

  • Third or First person perspectives.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Medieval Japan & Fighting themes.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  Yes
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character -  D-Pad
  Lower body attack (legs) -  X Button
  Mid body attack (torso) -  Circle Button
  Defend -  Square Button
  Upper body attack (head) -  Triangle Button
  Free movement -  L1 Button
  Free running -  L1 Button + D-Pad
  Raises center of gravity (stance) -  R1 Button
  Lowers center of gravity (stance) -  R2 Button
  Surrender (only when legs sustain heavy damage) -  Select Button
  Pause game -  Start Button


  The Second Ending -   First, you must have the first ending for the character you are using. You cannot be TOUCHED through this whole process. Okay, run all the way to the hole in the ground. Disable the other guy's legs and jump in. Go through the game as you normally would and you should encounter a second boss after Hanzaki. I think it depends on who your character is 
  Area Change in 2 Player Mode -   Both Players must do this at the same time. It is really simple, just go to a flat wall and run against it for a minute or two and it will open up to a new area of that level. Hint, some levels like the bamboo thicket do not work in this situation 
  Choose Weapon -   When choosing a weapon for your fighter, try to pick a weapon that is appropriate for the character's size. This will allow you to use the weapon more effectively 
  Play as Katze -   To play as Katze, the gunman, beat all 100 opponents in Slash Mode on the Hard difficulty setting without continuing. It should say that you have made a contract with Katze if you did it right 
  Hidden Boss and ending -   Beat story mode without getting hit to fight each character's secret boss. Note: This includes not using any continues and following the code of Bushido 

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1429 x 1433 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 557 KB
Dim. - 1000 x 868 pix.
Res. - 150 dpi
File Size - 348 KB
Dim. - 1000 x 1004 pix.
Res. - 150 dpi
File Size - 310 KB
 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 838 x 650 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 175 KB
 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1912 x 1395 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 716 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1000 x 1000 pix.
Res. - 150 dpi
File Size - 375 KB

  • Bushido Blade [SCPS-45028]  - 
  • Bushido Blade [SLPM-86020]  - 
  • Bushido Blade [SCUS-94180]  - 

Thanks to PEKIMAN for providing the game french front & back hires covers.
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