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Shinobi

Shinobi (SMS) game cover art
Platform: Sega Master System
Genre: Action (Platformer)
Developer: SEGA

Publisher
Region
Released
NA
??/??/1988
EU
??/??/1988
JP
06/19/1988

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Staff Reviews

Shinobi review

Reviewed January 12, 2004

Marc Golding says: "The conversion in terms of overall gameplay mechanics are excellent. Certainly the game is as good as you might imagine it being, making that precarious trip from arcade to 8-bit; that’s not an easy road. Even the bonus rounds, (you throw shuriken and green clothed ninjas from a first person perspective to earn ninja magic) are included."
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Reader Reviews

Shinobi review

Reviewed September 14, 2004

goldenvortex says: "It’s a well known fact that arcade translations on a console will look like a slight downgrade from the original. It was a lot more so in the 16-bit era of gaming but it started very briefly on the 8-bit Sega Master System and the NES. It seemed that the majority of the games looked less superior than what they did in the arcade (especially in the 16-bit era) but they still provided the same quality of play when on a console, although it seems that the majority of actual 8-bit arcade ports looke..."
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Shinobi review

Reviewed October 11, 2004

pickhut says: "Shinobi. It's one of Sega's oldest running (and surviving) franchises that has spawned many sequels (Revenge of Shinobi, Shinobi III), spin offs (Shadow Dancer 1&2, PS2 Shinobi, NightShade), and even a parody (Alex Kidd in Shinobi World). So, after all these years, is the original still worth playing? HELL YEAH! What's wrong with you?! A fun and challenging game that will test your timing, reflexes, and even patience, Shinobi ..."
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