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||SEGA Master System||*Katakis* (37493)|
|A colorful and challenging title featuring abundant ninjas||SEGA Master System||Chris Wright (99)|
|How dare they!||NES||Fake Spam (94)|
|P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N-!||TurboGrafx-16||Fake Spam (94)|
The Press Says
|Shin Force||SEGA Master System||Jul 11, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|Génération 4||SEGA Master System||Dec, 1988||88 out of 100||88|
|Zzap! (Italy)||Commodore 64||Oct, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
|GamesCollection||SEGA Master System||Dec 28, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Power Play||SEGA Master System||Sep, 1988||79 out of 100||79|
|SegaFan.com||TurboGrafx-16||Dec 22, 2002||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Dec, 1989||7 out of 10||70|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Nov, 1991||60 out of 100||60|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Dec, 1989||48 out of 100||48|
|IGN||Xbox 360||Jun 11, 2009||4 out of 10||40|
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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.)