The Space Shogun is dead.

Each planet tried to seize power after the fall of the shogunate and a civil war ravaged the galaxy. The elite squadron of space samurai perished in battle. But a shadow rose taking advantage from the  destruction seeking to devour all the worlds.

You are the last surviving space samurai. 

Fight against the Scourge and protect the galaxy!

ArrowsArrows Buttons
  • Press Z to shoot.

Space Samurai is a shoot em' up gameboy game made by Danilo Mattos using Chris Maltby’s GB Studio engine. The game comes as a ROM file, you can download it to play in an emulator or on an original Gameboy using a flashcart or an emulation cartridge.

Space Samurai is based on a college game project programmed using arduino, and you can see the original game in this link -

You can see more projects and pixel art at -

Art & Game Design by Danilo Mattos.

Made with GBStudio.

Release date Feb 26, 2021
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorZanilo ಠ_ಠ
GenreShooter, Adventure
Made withGB Studio
TagsGame Boy, Game Boy ROM, gbstudio, Pixel Art, Retro, samurai, Space, space-samurai
Average sessionA few minutes


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Simples e divertido. Muito bom!

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Great art. The game was made with the shoot em up part of gbstudio ? Game rated & enjoyed.


 Yes, it was made with the shoot em up part of GBStudio! Thanks!






Wow these graphics!




You should work with Radmars and make a gb port of mars-type-i    😎 it would be awesome


Wow, thats pretty good! Nice game!


great game thank you and keep it up!

Whats up with the exclamation mark at certain stars? and once i warped through one and there seemed to be a dialogue box but I was spamming the shoot button and missed it :(

Have a greta day!

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Hello! I'm glad you discovered it! 

There are 2 stars like that: one unlocks a new pixelart in the art gallery, that you can access when you beat the game and the other is an easter egg of my next game!

Have a great day! xD

thank you for taking the time to reply, looking forward to your next game, have a great day aswell


A one-hit game that makes you go to the start menu and watch the story every time you want to play? No auto-fire option? Not cool bro.


Amazing art!

Thank you! xD


A samurai flying in space!

Reminds me to Street Fighter 2010 :)

That shows that a simple game can be very good, it looks great, the sounds and graphics are very good and very well created.

Thank you! I'm gald that you like it! 

Have a great day!




This game is very good! It is on my Week's Top 5!

Take a look!


Hahaha, the people that made Kasoré studied with me! xD

I'm glad you liked the game! Thank you! 


Great execution for sound, graphics!  One thing I'd ask you'd consider changing how quick it takes to play again after the player loses their ship.  Once the one ship is lost, the player has to click several times through the main menu, and intro screens before they can play again. Please consider making it quicker to restart.  


Thank you for your suggestion! A lot of people asked me to make a checkpoint too haha.

In the future I plan to update it!

Have a great day! xD

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Good game. Impressive pixel art!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!