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Shinobi (PlayStation 2)

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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.

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Shinobi PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Trying to get some breathing room
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Opening cinematic begins under a full red moon
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Quick strikes equals success

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The Press Says

Retrogaming History Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 12, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Nov 07, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Netjak Dec 01, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com May 09, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Game Revolution Nov, 2002 B- 67
Super Play May, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Jan, 2003 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 07, 2003 C- 42
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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