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Description

Gamers waited many years for another installment of the Shinobi series. Now they finally get what they have wanted.

Shinobi takes place in Tokyo, where a mysterious evil force has taken over, and it is up to you to stop it. You play Hotsuma, who is the leader of a clan called the Obura Clan. Hotsuma is the only survivor of his clan, though, and all of his dead clansmen are now fighting against him.

The game has eight levels, each of them broken into two sections, and with bosses along the way. The control scheme allows you to dash, attack, jump and throw shurikons. A lock-on feature is also provided.

The main objectives of the levels is to kill. No item fetching or switch pushing is required. Shinobi also contains combo features, where lots of enemies can be killed in one encounter.

Screenshots

Shinobi PlayStation 2 Using ninja magic to wipe out any enemy unfortunate enough to be near me
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Trying to get some breathing room
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Quick strikes equals success
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Note the change in the emblem on the bottom left.  As you progress, you sword needs to be fed from the negative energy from dead enemies.  Don't feed it enough, and it will feed off of you!

Promo Images

Shinobi Screenshot
Shinobi Screenshot
Shinobi Concept Art
Shinobi Logo

Alternate Titles

  • "시노비" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Dec 06, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nov 12, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
SegaFan.com Mar 11, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamesmania.de May 20, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Netjak Dec 01, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Revolution Nov, 2002 B- 67
Games TM Jan, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Diehard GameFan Dec 05, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 13, 2003 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PS2 version of Shinobi appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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