A game with 8-bit graphics, jazz music, AND a samurai? Say no more. Sold.
Shin Samurai Jazz takes the Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo approach of taking two completely unrelated cultures and just forcing them together until you like it. And for some reason, that almost always works. This is a puzzle-adventurer in which you can execute some pretty cool ninja skills, like wall sliding and jumping and combo-ing in mid-air. Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a samurai game? Meh, whatever.
Solve puzzles, explore and save a retro-styled city, and enjoy the noir and samurai-inspired storytelling. Shin Samurai Jazz has a free demo available from Indiedb, and is up for approval on Steam Greenlight.