Summary: Bought this game becuase I love Samurai Champloo, but I was fully expecting this game to suck. Oddly enough it didn't. If you are a hardcore gamer, then this is probably not going to do it for you (although it might), but if you love Samurai Champloo then I would recommend picking this up. It's a side version of the original story, and sort of plays along like a more involved episode.
Summary: Great series... very poor game. Does not live up to the standard set by the tv series. Poor graphics, poor animation, disjointed storyline, poor gameplay (99% button tapping), and huuuuge load times between every bad animated filler. The game was obviously rushed to completion to capitalize on the popularity of the tv series. Looking for a great ps2 game? Try Ghost In The Shell.
Summary: I have seen some very strange graphics glitches over my many years of game play and graphics design. I don't think I've ever seen hips ROLL so much before in my life. I swear it looks like the characters are trying to carry fish bowls between their calves or something. It's strange to look at and even funnier when you see Jin walking that way. I don't really care for this game, though I love Samurai Champloo.
Summary: i'll be brief. pros- great music decent story it's more samurai champloo stories cons- play control a bit twitchy long long long load times and lots of them very few save opportunities so it's a time killing game. if you have the time to invest and love the show, it's really a must have. this is not a game for the weak of will. it takes a while to get the play controls down and when you have to replay the levels over and over after dying, it will devour your free time.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
1 July 2006
Summary: Samurai Champloo was first a manga and anime - and now Samurai Champloo Sidetracked fills in a missing piece of the storyline. It's an interactive, humorous adventure game. You're up in the cold, northern world of Ezo back in the days of feudal Japan. Jin is the quiet, focussed one, while Mugen is the wild, reckless half. Both are fighters of high renown. With them is Fuu whose talent appears to be getting kidnapped to move the plotline along.