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Shinobi (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Shinobi DOS He's aiming right for your head
Shinobi DOS Mission 1 - Find and defeat Ken-Oh
Shinobi DOS End of Level 1 Boss
Shinobi DOS Using the ninja magic to clear the screen

Alternate Titles

  • "忍" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1991 3 out of 12 25

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Trivia

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).

Title

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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Macintrash (2516) added Shinobi (DOS) on Jul 03, 2000
Other platforms contributed by sgtcook (1235), PCGamer77 (3028), Martin Smith (63198), Pseudo_Intellectual (43912), Игги Друге (38166), Ben K (22952) and *Katakis* (37493)