Kengo: Master of Bushido

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Kengo: Master of Bushido

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: C
ESRB rating: M (Animated Blood, Animated Violence)
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50114 & SLUS-20021
Japanese: SLPS-20058 & SLPS-73002 & NPJD-00052
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20021
Release date: January 3, 2001
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50114
Release date: March 30, 2001
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-20058
SLPS-73002 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
NPJD-00052 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: December 14, 2000
August 1, 2002 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
April 16, 2014 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Light Weight
Publisher(s): Genki (JP), Crave (US), Ubisoft (EU)
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic62/100
Game description: The mind is a powerful weapon. So is the sword. When combined, they create the ultimate force. To be a Samurai master, you must silence one and make fierce the other. The rhythm of battle awaits you. Now, go young apprentice, and earn your glory.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4GHz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5452 [13 11 2012] GSdx 5442 SSE41 [29 10 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [21 11 2012]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [09 10 2012]
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.3GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000
v1.5.0 dev-624 Default Default Runs flawlessly, FMV issue has been fixed.


  • Original names: 剣豪 (SLPS-20058) & (SLPS-73002)
  • Also known as Kengo (JP)

Known Issues

FMV aren't shown in hardware modes

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In the hardware modes FMV's aren't shown, the screen will remain black or filled with garbage data while audio plays.
  • Workaround: Has been fixed in PCSX2 GIT revisions as of the 21st of April, 2016. For older PCSX2 versions: Temporarily switch to Software mode by pressing the F9 key or go to Config > Emulation Setings > Game Fixes tab, click "Enable manual game fixes" and enable the 'Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays' fix.

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Public compatibility forum links