Shinobi

a.k.a. 忍

published by Asmik in 1989-12-08, developed by Dual, running on PC Engine
type: platformer, beat 'em up
series: Shinobi
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
3.9/5

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Personal review

Good conversion of Sega's arcade version of Shinobi and maybe the best home version. One of the five arcade levels is missing, but playability, graphics and music are good - much better than Ninja Warriors for example. Shinobi plays also quite different from other Ninja games, because you do not punch, kick or kill your enemies with a blade, but only use shuriken as weapon. This makes Shinobi more a shooting game, but in a typical beat'em up level setting.

# 2017-06-12 13:37:15

Official description

Shinobi. It's Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. And that's exactly what you are! Armed with throwing stars and finely-honed battle skills, you must defeat the Ring of Five. Fight your way past mercenaries and karate thugs. Take out the meanest martial artists and rescue hostages. But these dangers pale in comparison to your ultimate challenge: A fight to the death against five evil Ninja Assassins whose mastery of the deadly ancient arts may well surpass your own!
# 2017-06-12 13:38:28 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

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External reviews (5) - average: 78% - median: 81%

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Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de401990-037/1258%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk1001990-0381/10081%
Power Playde261990-0578/10078%
The Games Machineuk281990-0388/10088%
Tilt 39-113fr761990-0317/2085%

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