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Shinobi (Game Gear)

86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

As with the original games, Shinobi for the GG (the first portable member of the franchise) is a action side-scroller in which you take the role of an elemental ninja seeking revenge, your task to clear several stages filled with evil ninja and other assorted enemies.

New to this release is the MegaMan-like ability to select which stage (all also unique for this release) to play in any sequence. Each stage contains a fellow elemental ninja held prisoner, who gets released once you complete the level. You can then switch between available ninja mid-stage to take advantage of their unique abilities (green ninja double jumps, blue ninja has a grappling hook, yellow ninja walks on water, etc.) which become a necessity to successfully complete all the levels.

Screenshots

Shinobi Game Gear After selecting the zone "Highway" from the map screen.
Shinobi Game Gear Yellow's technique allows him to walk where others would drown...
Shinobi Game Gear After finishing each zone this screen appears.
Shinobi Game Gear Highway's boss, who is actually the Pink Shinobi inside the helicopter.

Alternate Titles

  • "The GG Shinobi" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Pixel-Heroes.de Apr, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Jul, 1991 90 out of 100 90
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Video Games Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun Jun, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Aug, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 12, 2010 16 out of 20 80

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Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Game Gear Game in 1991

Zovni (9355) added Shinobi (Game Gear) on Jun 05, 2007
Other platforms contributed by CrankyStorming (2724)