User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). -
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Colourful, fast and smooth. Every bit as playable as the C64 version. Highly recommended.
Sinclair User (Nov, 1989)
Shinobi, it has to be said, doesn't really offer anything new to anyone who has more than two kicky-fighty games in their collection already. If you're a fan of the coin-op or you're a loony psychopath into anything shiny and with points on, then this is the game for you.
A fairly crude title screen leads to a fairly crude game. The programmers seem to have briefly considered the Spectrum's capabilities then thought "Oh what the hell", and thrown colours around the screen. Different sections of background stick to black and a second colour, but people are constantly changing colours as they move around. Detail is fine although some parts of enemies are distorted, and everyone is animated with silly, rapid, mincing steps. Scrolling is fast but jerky and, with the colourful background "highlights", distracts from the middle-of-the-road gameplay.