DescriptionYou control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with. As well as the powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.
Each level is broken down into smaller scenes and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas.
Reaching the end of each level will find you battling it out with a boss. These range from 8ft giants to helicopter gunships.
- "忍" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|A “modified port” of the original game||*Katakis* (37493)|
|A colorful and challenging title featuring abundant ninjas||Chris Wright (99)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Feb 17, 2002||A||100|
|Game Freaks 365||Jun 15, 2005||9.6 out of 10||96|
|Génération 4||Dec, 1988||88 out of 100||88|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Jan, 1989||82 out of 100||82|
|Defunct Games||Feb 14, 2009||80 out of 100||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Mar 04, 2011||16 out of 20||80|
|Video Games||Mar, 1991||78 out of 100||78|
|SegaFan.com||Dec 22, 2002||7.3 out of 10||73|
|VideoGame||Oct, 1991||7 out of 10||70|
|HonestGamers||Jan 12, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
There are currently no topics for this game.
1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Shinobi appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Arcade VersionIn comparison to the original arcade version, there are a few missing features in the TurboGrafx-16 version (the status of the other home conversions is unknown): the machine gun, the bonus round and a few enemies (including the boss of the second mission).
TitleShinobi in Japanese means: stealing (into); spy; sneak thief; surreptitious visit to house of ill repute. The Chinese character displayed on the title screen and throughout the game is the character for Shinobi in Japanese.
Related Web Sites
- OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Shinobi.)
There are no game credits on file for this release of the game. Everything in MobyGames is contributable by users.