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Shinobi

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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.

Screenshots

Shinobi PlayStation 2 From wilderness, to futuristic Tokyo
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!
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Quick strikes equals success
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Trying to get some breathing room

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
SegaFan.com PlayStation 2 Mar 11, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Netjak PlayStation 2 Dec 01, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 May 09, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2002 B- 67
Super Play PlayStation 2 May, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Games TM PlayStation 2 Jan, 2003 6 out of 10 60
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 06, 2003 59 out of 100 59

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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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