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Little Samson

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Title Screen

Little Samson

Also known as: Seirei Densetsu Lickle (JP)
Developer: Takeru
Publisher: Taito
Platform: NES
Released in JP: June 26, 1992
Released in US: November 1992
Released in EU: March 18, 1993

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Little Samson is a rather obscure game with mechanics similar to Mega Man, where you play as four characters with different abilities. It's actually pretty good.

Unused Graphics

Griffin Statue


This statue is technically used, as a background decoration, in the second wizard stage. However, because of an oversight, the palette it should be using is entirely black at that point in the stage, turning the proper color shortly after it gets offscreen.

Where it should be.



A skull sprite loaded among the rest of the wizard's tiles. It vaguely resembles their projectiles and a completely different enemy, but it's never used.

Regional Differences

Intro Cutscene

On powerup/reset, the Japanese version immediately jumps to the introduction cutscene. In the international versions, the title screen appears for a moment beforehand.


Japan US
LittleSamson-JPFont.png LittleSamson-USFont.png

The US and PAL versions have the order of the letters altered, dropping the vowels on the end and adding the "?" and "&" symbols. This affects the password screen and the passwords themselves, as they have the same values but use the different font, so the letters shown are different.

Graphical Changes

Japan US
LittleSamson-RiverBossJP.png LittleSamson-RiverBossUS.png

A little bit of cleavage was removed from this boss.

Japan US
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For some reason, two of the background sparkles got edited.

Sound Test


The password NB50 (KAZU in the Japanese version) brings you to a Music Room. Up and Down change the number, A or B both play the selected track.