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Shinobi (Atari ST)

Shinobi Atari ST Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with. As well as the powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.

Each level is broken down into smaller scenes and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas.

Reaching the end of each level will find you battling it out with a boss. These range from 8ft giants to helicopter gunships.


Shinobi Atari ST Could this be it for our hero?
Shinobi Atari ST Urk.. he got me!
Shinobi Atari ST A tricky spot.  The new enemy up top throws his sword like a boomerang, while hiding behind a shield.
Shinobi Atari ST Shooting a shuriken at an unsuspecting punk!

Alternate Titles

  • "忍" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Dec, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 48 out of 100 48


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Shinobi appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Arcade Version

In comparison to the original arcade version, there are a few missing features in the TurboGrafx-16 version (the status of the other home conversions is unknown): the machine gun, the bonus round and a few enemies (including the boss of the second mission).


Shinobi in Japanese means: stealing (into); spy; sneak thief; surreptitious visit to house of ill repute. The Chinese character displayed on the title screen and throughout the game is the character for Shinobi in Japanese.

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Martin Smith (63198) added Shinobi (Atari ST) on Apr 21, 2004
Other platforms contributed by sgtcook (1235), PCGamer77 (3028), Martin Smith (63198), Pseudo_Intellectual (43912), Macintrash (2516), Игги Друге (38166), Ben K (22952) and *Katakis* (37493)