DescriptionGamers 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.
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Nov 11, 2002||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Retrogaming History||Oct 09, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Nov 07, 2002||7.6 out of 10||76|
|Gamesmania||May 20, 2003||76 out of 100||76|
|GameSpy||Nov 08, 2002||74 out of 100||74|
|Jeuxvideo.com||May 09, 2003||14 out of 20||70|
|Games TM||Jan, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|Super Play||May, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|4Players.de||Jun 06, 2003||59 out of 100||59|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||May 13, 2003||3 out of 10||30|
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1001 Video GamesThe 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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- Wikipedia: Shinobi (Information about Shinobi at Wikipedia)
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