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Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Genesis)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Feb 06, 2013
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

My Shinobi Sense Is Tingling

The Good

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is a solid, platforming sequel to the original Shinobi title. Our heroic ninja warrior must (once again) rescue hostages, beat up bad guys, bosses and the head of a strange reptilian-theme criminal syndicate.

Ok, it is not the most creative of story lines (and the American version differs from the Japanese one) but its still fun to play if you are in the mood for ninja platforming. The sequel has better graphics, animation, music and sound effects and a few other...interesting additions.

Along with the familiar set of ninja weapons and power-ups standard for the series, you got a loyal (and helpful) canine guard dog.

The Bad

Changes were made to the storyline in translating the game into English. Originally, you were the son of the hero from the previous game, where as the English version depicts him as being the former hero coming out of retirement. I think the original version is better.

The Bottom Line

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is a solid, platforming sequel to the original Shinobi title.