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Title: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: parallaxscroll on October 18, 2016, 09:14:46 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHM7IfNTSkw


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There are far more Shinobi games than you may know! This is the complete history of videos games greatest ninja!


Great video.


Pity we never got the arcade System 18 ver. of Shadow Dancer at home.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2016, 09:28:31 pm
There are far more Shinobi games than you may know! This is the complete history of videos games greatest ninja!

I couldn't watched the video right now in my office,
but is it more complete than the Harcoregaming101 article?
Since the article even included the two Asian mobile version games.

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http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/shinobi/shinobi.htm (http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/shinobi/shinobi.htm)


Edit : Just watched it. Ok, it's more complete since it contains  The LCD version of Shinobi.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Centrale on October 19, 2016, 10:03:25 am
Pity we never got the arcade System 18 ver. of Shadow Dancer at home.

Indeed. It would have been cool to have a two-pack that contained the original arcade Shinobi and the arcade Shadow Dancer for the Genesis, or to be arcade-perfect, the Saturn.

The Master System version of Shadow Dancer is actually quite faithful to the arcade version. Unfortunately it omits some of the stages, probably in order to squeeze it into a two mega cartridge. But the sprites and backgrounds seem to be adapted directly from the coin-op.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: parallaxscroll on October 27, 2016, 09:30:04 pm

Honestly, I'd never heard of the game 'Shadow Dancer' until the spring of 1990.  I first learned of Shadow Dancer's existence
where I read a question about it published in EGM's Interface: Letters To The Editor.


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Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 29, 2020, 09:12:32 pm
All Games in Astro City Mini Lineup Revealed
There are two Shinobi games : Shinobi & Shadow Dancer.
There is also Ninja Princess

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/03/final-games-in-astro-city-mini-lineup-announced-arcade-stick-revealed/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 29, 2020, 09:14:20 pm
Arcade1up’s Golden Axe cabinet up to order featuring Golden Axe, GA The Revenge of Death Adder, Shinobi, Altered Beast, and Wrestle War

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/18/arcade1ups-golden-axe-cabinet-up-to-order-featuring-golden-axe-the-revenge-of-death-adder-shinobi-altered-beast-and-wrestle-war/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 02:50:18 am
Segabits Podcast: Shinobi (1987)

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/08/01/sega-talk-23-shinobi-1987/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 02:52:56 am
Segabits Podcast: The Revenge of Shinobi (1989)

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/12/12/sega-talk-podcast-31-the-revenge-of-shinobi-1989/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 02:55:08 am
Developer Retrospective: A look back at the games of SEGA’s Overworks

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Despite being generally well received by critics, Shinobi (2002) is notoriously difficult.
While the first few stages are quite easy, eventually players encounter stages that run longer than ten minutes in length with zero checkpoints in place and instant deaths over bottomless pits requiring expert platforming.
In addition to this, Hotsuma’s soul consuming blade also drains him of his energy, meaning players must constantly be killing foes to survive.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/02/09/year-of-the-developers-a-look-back-at-the-games-of-segas-overworks/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 02:57:03 am
History of Shinobi Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ug-xott0Ns

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/11/20/shinobi-3ds-history-of-shinobi-trailer/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 02:58:36 am
Trivia : Hibana (Nightshade) and Hotsuma (Shinobi 2002) are playable characters on Project X Zone 2
Kurohagane α, the primary antagonist of Nightshade from the Shinobi series, also appears as an enemy unit.

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Pic source : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/333055334933857631/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 03:02:38 am
SEGA Europe staff members share their memories on Shinobi

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/01/16/sega-europe-staff-members-share-their-memories-on-shinobi-in-this-sega-ages-shinobi-interview/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 03:05:49 am
The History of Sega Japan R&D

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Yutaka Sugano directed and designed the very first Shinobi as well as CrackDown on the System 16 arcade hardware.
Like Ooka, he also stuck around at Sega, but mainly in the background.
He went overseas to assist on Sonic titles like Sonic 2 and Spinball, and then produced titles in Europe that came from Japan
 – like the The House of the Dead arcade port that was made in Europe.

Part 1 : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/09/23/history-sega-japan-rd-part-1-origins-80s/
Part 2 : http://segabits.com/blog/2015/10/09/history-sega-japan-rd-part-2-90s-golden-age/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 03:09:52 am
Trivia : Jiro Musashi, the protagonist from Shinobi 3D (3DS) is the father of Joe Musashi.

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Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/10/12/check-out-some-of-the-shinobi-3ds-achievements/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2020, 03:11:15 am
Shinobi’s tribute to After Burner

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An entire stage of the game takes place within the bowels of After Burner’s aircraft carrier, as Jiro Musashi fights off the invading forces of Zeed.
As the level reaches its end things reach their climax, as Jiro hops aboard an F-14 and…the After Burner theme begins to play.
What follows is probably one of the coolest and most unexpected team ups in gaming history as Jiro Musashi and the After Burner jet work together to fight off the forces of Zeed in a crazy ninja battle slash aerial dogfight.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2014/05/30/weekly-five-five-after-burner-cameos/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on October 08, 2020, 08:34:29 pm
SEGA Game Gear Micro Hardware Review – Bite-Sized Nostalgia

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The RED Game Gar Micro is the most attractive of the bunch, and the color is based off of three original Game Gears: a basic red, a Coca-Cola branded red and a Magic Knight Rayearth red.
The game selections suggest that the original red model was the inspiration, as there is no Magic Knight Rayeath to be found.
 Instead, the game lineup includes the ATLUS developed Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible, its followup Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi and Columns.
It’s difficult for me to suggest the red model to anybody but hardcore ATLUS or Shinobi fans.
Unless you are buying the four Micro bundle, I would say pass on importing solely the red model.

Full Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/10/08/sega-game-gear-micro-hardware-review-bite-sized-nostalgia/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on October 12, 2020, 09:22:25 pm
SEGA's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Save 91% on SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics BUNDLE on Steam
Over 50 classic games in one great bundle including Shinobi III, Shadow Dancer, and The Revenge of Shinobi.
Offer ends 20 October 2020

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Link : https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/13945/SEGA_Mega_Drive_and_Genesis_Classics/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2020, 10:10:22 am
Analogue Duo All-in-One NEC System Will Launch in 2021

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The Analogue Duo is described as an all-in-one NEC system, as it can use CD Roms, HuCards, Super CD Roms, and TurboChips to play PC Engine, SuperGrafx, and TurboGrafx-16 games. (It is region-free.)
Some of SEGA games on PC Engine, SuperGrafx, and TurboGrafx-16 :   
After Burner II, Altered Beast, Columns, Fantasy Zone, Golden Axe, OutRun, Power Drift, Shinobi, Space Harrier, and Thunder Blade

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/analogue-duo-all-in-one-nec-system-will-launch-in-2021/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2020, 11:35:03 pm
The Analogue Pocket Is Designed To Play Games From All Game Boy Systems
and Through Adapters It Could Play Game Gear Games
including GG Shinobi and Shinobi II: The Silent Fury


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Essentially, the system is able to play 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games, and through adapters, other systems like Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and more.
The Analogue Pocket is also set to have a dock that will connect it to the TV via HDMI.
In TV mode, 8BitDo controllers can be connected via Bluetooth, as well as wired USB controllers.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/the-analogue-pocket-is-designed-to-play-games-from-all-game-boy-systems/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2020, 01:42:00 am
HALLOWEEN 2020 - TOP 5 SCARY MOMENTS IN SEGA GAMES
By : SEGA UK


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Welcome one and all to SEGA’s ghoulish games, spooky selections, terrifying titles and horrifying… h-adventures?
There are plenty of options out there for brave gamers who aren’t afraid of things that go bump in the night and these are our picks for the scariest moments in SEGA’s rich history. Onwards!

Article : https://www.sega.co.uk/news/top-5-scary-moments-sega-games
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2020, 10:10:18 pm
Xbox Series X/S Launches Today
These Are 17 Sonic Games You Can Play Right Now
Including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Where Joe is playable)

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The following games are all Sonic the Hedgehog (or Sonic-related) games that are currently playable on Xbox Series X or S as of Tuesday 10 November, 2020.
Microsoft and/or SEGA may add more titles to the Xbox Backwards Compatibility list in the future, and we’ll try to update this whenever that happens.

Article : https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/ (https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 13, 2020, 08:30:25 am
Shadow Gang - A Ninja Action Game Heavily Inspired by the Shinobi
Available for PC and XBox One


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You play the role of Dan the current ninja order master.
Your mission is to rescue your family from the Shadow Force crime organisation, whose members are known as the Shadow Gangs.
Use your ninja transformation ability and your special powers.
Venture over 10 levels, defeat the 6 bosses, save your family and defeat the Shadow Gangs.

Discuss the game here : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3852.0
Steam page : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1143430/Shadow_Gangs/
XBox One page : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/shadow-gangs/9n6hkcr65qdq
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 13, 2020, 08:31:45 am
For a limited time save 25% on Shadow Gang (PC)
Offer ends 17 November 2020

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Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1143430/Shadow_Gangs/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1143430/Shadow_Gangs/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2020, 07:01:44 pm
The Cyber Shinobi - Master System Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w75fspS6rAA
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2020, 07:46:17 pm
Share your Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master memories!

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Share your Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master memories for the upcoming Sega Talk!
Support Segabits on Patreon! Get early access, tell us what games to cover, and have your SEGA memories read at the end and more!


Link : https://www.patreon.com/posts/sega-talk-share-44230293 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/sega-talk-share-44230293)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2020, 06:35:23 pm
SEGA Talk Podcast #57: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
[AUDIO]


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Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is one of the best games on the Genesis.
You should check it out if you haven’t already.
It’s got a lot of great action and an awesome soundtrack.

Article : https://www.patreon.com/posts/sega-talk-58-iii-44260248
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 25, 2020, 08:29:31 pm
Sega Black Friday Sale Offers
Lots Of Great Savings On Switch (North America)


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All of these deals are available from now right up until 2nd December :

- Catherine: Full Body – $29.99 (was $49.99)
- Citizens of Space – $4.49 (was $14.99)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix – $19.69 (was $39.39)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $29.99 (was $59.99)
- Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder – $5.99 (was $14.99)
- SEGA Ages Alex Kidd in Miracle World – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Columns II: A Voyage Through Time – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Gain Ground – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Ichidant-R – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Out Run – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Phantasy Star – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Puyo Puyo – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Puyo Puyo 2 – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Shinobi – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Space Harrier – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Virtua Racing – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- SEGA Genesis Classics – $14.99 (was $29.99)
- SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle – $3.99 (was $7.99)
- Shining Resonance Refrain – $11.99 (was $29.99)
- SolSeraph – $4.49 (was $14.99)
- Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $19.99 (was $29.99)
- Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $29.99)
- Two Point Hospital – $19.99 (was $39.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – $17.99 (was $29.99)

Source: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/sega_black_friday_sale_offers_lots_of_great_savings_on_switch_north_america (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/sega_black_friday_sale_offers_lots_of_great_savings_on_switch_north_america)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 25, 2020, 09:00:53 pm
 SEGA Talk Podcast #57: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
[VIDEO]


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Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is one of the best games on the Genesis.
You should check it out if you haven’t already.
It’s got a lot of great action and an awesome soundtrack.

Article : https://www.patreon.com/posts/sega-talk-58-iii-44259765
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2020, 01:52:50 am
Now You Can See Your Most-played Switch Games of 2020!

Here's mine btw :

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If you've got an account registered in the United States or Canada, all you have to do is sign in on the Nintendo website to see all of your own personalised stats.
It will reveal your most-played game, total hours played, and much more.

Link : https://t.co/xmmvoNs6rQ?amp=1 (https://t.co/xmmvoNs6rQ?amp=1)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2020, 04:20:52 am
SEGA Talk Podcast #58: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
[VIDEO & AUDIO]


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Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is one of the best games on the Genesis.
You should check it out if you haven’t already.
It’s got a lot of great action and an awesome soundtrack.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/27/sega-talk-podcast-58-shinobi-iii-return-of-the-ninja-master-1993/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2020, 04:22:35 am
Shadow Gang - A Ninja Action Game Heavily Inspired by the Shinobi
is Coming to Nintendo Switch on January 7th, 2021


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4U_eapqHeE

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Ninjas in 2020, though? Not so much. They're still around, but they're nowhere near as popular, which is why Shadow Gangs has really caught our attention – it's arguably as close as we're going to get to a new Shinobi game these days, and seems to understand precisely what made those older coin-op hits so appealing.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/shadow_gangs_is_like_shinobi_but_with_freddie_mercury_as_an_end-of-level_boss
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on January 16, 2021, 03:52:43 am
Strafefox - The making of Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage & Shinobi 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIKuP6OffX4
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on January 16, 2021, 03:53:20 am
Astro City Mini Review: The Perfect Way To End SEGA’s 60th Anniversary?

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The years come and go, it is now 2021 and I finally put together a review for SEGA Toy’s Astro City Mini.
The unit has a lot of things going for it that makes it a must own device, but at the same time has some glaring flaws that we need to discuss.

Article: http://segabits.com/blog/2021/01/15/astro-city-mini-review-the-perfect-way-to-end-segas-60th-anniversary/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 17, 2021, 02:52:04 am
Shinobi III - SRAM Patch

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This patch is designed to add a simple saving mechanism to Shinobi III.
Game saves after every level past the first round.
Loading: On Stage 1, Pause your game and press C, a number will pop up indicating what round you left off at. Unpause to load your game.
Game will produce a black screen if no prior save is detected.

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5739/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 22, 2021, 10:10:38 pm
Limited Run Games releasing an English package version of the SEGA Astro City Mini

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The Limited Run version of the SEGA Astro City Mini will only be limited to 3,500 units, which will probably make this version sought after in the collectors market compared to the regular Japanese version.
As far as I know, the SEGA Astro City Mini unit included inside the English packaging is exactly the same as the Japanese retail unit.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/03/22/limited-run-games-releasing-an-english-package-version-of-the-sega-astro-city-mini/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/03/22/limited-run-games-releasing-an-english-package-version-of-the-sega-astro-city-mini/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 25, 2021, 08:27:20 pm
SEGA is #1 on Metacritic’s Annual Game Publisher Rankings List

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Metacritic has released their list of the publishers with the highest average metascore for games released in 2020, and it comes at no surprise that SEGA is NUMBER ONE.
We here at SEGAbits have seen SEGA’s 2020 output and can easily see why they’d take the top spot. Release good games, get good results!

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/03/25/sega-1-on-metacritics-annual-game-publisher-rankings-list/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 13, 2021, 11:13:04 pm
SEGA PlayStation 3 PSN Titles To Buy Before Sony Shuts Down the Store

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Shinobi is only on PlayStation 2 (physically) or PlayStation 3 via PSN, as much as I like the PlayStation 2, its picture quality is terrible.
I’d highly suggest playing it on the PlayStation 3 since it also cleans up the picture quite a bit.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/13/sega-playstation-3-psn-titles-to-buy-before-sony-shuts-down-the-store/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 25, 2021, 09:18:26 pm
Chinese Exclusive Astro City Mini Revealed,
Red Buttons and Gold Limited Edition


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You thought SEGA was done releasing variants of the Astro City Mini? Think again!
China will be seeing a release of the machine, featuring a red joystick and buttons as well as an accompanying controller. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/23/chinese-exclusive-astro-city-mini-revealed-red-buttons-and-gold-limited-edition/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 30, 2021, 12:41:03 am
SEGA GOLDEN WEEK SALE Until May 7, 2021
Including SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics Bundle


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The Steam Golden Week sale is here!
Feeling bored? Get up to 85% off amazing titles like Shenmue I & II, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Binary Domain, Yakuza 0, Sonic Mania, Shining Resonance Refrain, and many more.
Offer ends 7 May 2021.

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek (https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2021, 08:12:23 pm
"3D Shinobi III" (3DS) is currently on sale in Japan
Known in Japan as "3D The Super Shinobi II"

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Nintendo 3DS eShop "Golden Week Sale" until May 12th (Wednesday), 2021 :

3D Altered Beast (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Space Harrier (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Super Hang-On (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Power Drift (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D The Super Shinobi II (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Bare Knuckle (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Bare Knuckle II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Fantasy Zone (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Fantasy Zone II W (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen)
3D Afterburner II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen) 
3D Ecco the Dolphin (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Galaxy Force II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen)
3D Thunder Blade (3DS) : 400 yen (was 1,019 yen)
3D Puyo Puyo 2 (3DS) : 500 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)

Source : https://sega.jp/topics/210428_1/ (https://sega.jp/topics/210428_1/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on May 10, 2021, 12:08:51 am
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Indonesian Translation

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This patch contains the Indonesian translation of Shinobi III: Return of Ninja Master.
Any questions/advice/criticism about this translation/patch? Please send an email to: adhalk1101@gmail.com
Enjoy!

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/translations/6063/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on May 14, 2021, 09:06:48 am
SEGA Financial Presentation Suggests Reviving Shinobi, NiGHTS, Panzer Dragoon and More!

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SEGA has released their latest financial report for fiscal year March 2021, which reads as an English language PDF you can view for yourself here.
There is a lot to sift through here, and we hope to have another article breaking the report down soon, but of interest to fans of SEGA’s past titles there is an interesting slide.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/05/13/sega-financial-presentation-suggests-reviving-jet-set-radio-nights-panzer-dragoon-and-more/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 09:28:46 pm
Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition launches August 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTo0Bjf6v14

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Enjoy drawing nostalgic pixel art characters while solving Picross puzzles!
The compilation includes a total of 59 titles :

Action Fighter
After Burner
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Columns III
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Dynamite Headdy
Enduro Racer
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fantasy Zone
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Kung Fu Kid
Light Crusader
Out Run
Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Puyo Puyo
Puzzle & Action:Ichidant-R
Puzzle & Action:Tant-R
Quartet
Record of the Bahamut War
Rent A Hero
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic the hedgehog CD
Space Harrier
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Hang-On
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Ooze
The Revenge of Shinobi
Turbo Out Run

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/07/picross-s-mega-drive-mark-iii-edition-launches-august-5
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on August 26, 2021, 11:29:36 pm
Happy International Dog Day

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Dog Day has been created so that all breeds of dogs are celebrated; mixed and pure.
The day helps to galvanize the public so that they can recognise the number of dogs that must be rescued on a yearly basis, from pure breed rescuers, rescues, and public shelters. 

Link : https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dog-day/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 27, 2021, 11:47:39 am
Every dog has it's day.
Didn't expect tat day to be August 26.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 11:53:54 pm
Sega Atlus Channel Will Be Held During TGS 2021

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Sega and Atlus announced their Tokyo Game Show events, and it’s kicking things off with a Sega Atlus Channel, official website, and social media campaign.
There will be Sega and Atlus TGS 2021 news offered between October 1-3, 2021.
Also, people who share pictures on Twitter with #Love_Sega until September 12, 2021 might have those photos included in promotional efforts for the companies and their events.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 12:04:58 am
Happy 31 Years Anniversary for Alex Kidd in Shinobi World !

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"After ten thousand years, the once-banished Dark Ninja returns to make another attempt to take over the Miracle World.
Someone's definitely got to stop him! Guess who dares to meet the challenge?
You! You're Alex Kidd, the prince who knows no fear." 

Link : https://segaretro.org/Alex_Kidd_in_Shinobi_World
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 31, 2021, 11:52:13 am
I forgot Alex Kidd went to Shinobi world. Wasn't he the first mascot to did crossovers with other games owned by the same company?

Not including Donkey Kong who started on a Mario game.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 08:13:56 pm
I forgot Alex Kidd went to Shinobi world. Wasn't he the first mascot to did crossovers with other games owned by the same company?

Not including Donkey Kong who started on a Mario game.

Wasn't Pac-Man showing up in Kick before AKiSW?
Or that's considered as guess staring, not crossover?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 31, 2021, 08:39:34 pm
Hm... dunno. Back the the definition of cameo and crossover wasn't set in stone. Might had been more of a cameo.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 02, 2021, 12:03:40 am
Hm... dunno. Back the the definition of cameo and crossover wasn't set in stone. Might had been more of a cameo.

I think cameo if he only showed up for a brief moment.
But in this game he and the ghosts showed up all the time at the later levels.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 02, 2021, 12:04:29 am
60hz Normal Game Speed Hack of Shinobi X - Shin Shinobi Den (Sega Saturn)

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This hack converts the 50hz PAL release of Shinobi X - Shin Shinobi Den (aka Shinobi Legions) to run at 60hz NTSC, with normal game speed.
This release of the game contains a new soundtrack in the style of Yuzo Koshiro’s contributions to The Revenge of Shinobi.
You will need a Redump compliant copy of the game and emulator or ODE capable of running CUE/BIN dumps.
It is verified to work on a JP VA0 Model 1 with Fenrir 20-pin, JP Model 2 Saturn with Satiator, and SSF R26.
Lunar IPS was used to create the patch and test on unmodified copies.

Link : https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6046/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 02, 2021, 04:44:18 am
Who thought it was a good idea to let a ninja into Jurassic Park?
...
Give 'em a raise!
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 09:40:48 am
Who thought it was a good idea to let a ninja into Jurassic Park?
...
Give 'em a raise!

That should have happened in 16-Bit era.

Imagine :
Before ... you played Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Now... Play SHINOBI IN JURASSIC PARK WORLD !!!

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Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 09:42:07 am
Moonrider Is A Project That Has 16-Bit Strider And Shinobi Vibes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ri10O0Oh6c

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Intriguingly this started out as a side-project for Dias.
Way back in January 2017 he posted initial progress on the outerspace.com forum, with an early version of stage 1-1 completed at that time.
It now seems to be a fully-fledged project in the JoyMasher team. On the studio's own YouTube channel, which seems to be mostly used for in-progress videos as opposed to trailers and promotion, there are multiple videos of Moonrider in the form of stage previews and soundtrack clips. 

Link : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/08/moonrider_is_a_project_that_has_16-bit_strider_and_shinobi_vibes
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 06, 2021, 09:21:07 pm
That should have happened in 16-Bit era.

Imagine :
Before ... you played Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Now... Play SHINOBI IN JURASSIC PARK WORLD !!!

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Can you imagine if they take SHinobi in that direction? After him defeating Zeed, ends up fighting various tropes like dinosaurs, cowboys, pirates or something like that per game.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 10:27:19 pm
Can you imagine if they take SHinobi in that direction? After him defeating Zeed, ends up fighting various tropes like dinosaurs, cowboys, pirates or something like that per game.

Or make them separated.

Shinobi in Wild West World
Shinobi in Atlantic World
Shinobi in Greek Mythologies World

Sound great, right?

I always like bosses in Shinobi games :

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They always look cool and scary.
Many bosses from different tropes would make it more epic.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 07, 2021, 11:53:33 am
Yeah, pity though Shinobi is usually overshadows by the Ninja Gaiden games though.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 08, 2021, 02:40:23 am
Yeah, pity though Shinobi is usually overshadows by the Ninja Gaiden games though.

Yes, kinda sad since Shinobi was the first true ninja platformer experience in arcade.
Shinobi's coming first in 1987, while Ninja Gaiden's in 1988.

Also people tend to forget that Ninja Gaiden started as a beat em up game.
Ninja who punches and kicks the enemies openly.

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Link : http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ninja-gaiden-arcade/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 08, 2021, 11:08:34 am
Yes, kinda sad since Shinobi was the first true ninja platformer experience in arcade.
Shinobi's coming first in 1987, while Ninja Gaiden's in 1988.
Yeah what sucks is Sega were founders to video game genres that are still being used to this day, but the founding games are mostly backseated to the modern audience.

For example, you like popular fighting games like Tekken, Dead or Alive or SoulCalibur? You have Virtua Fighter to thanks for that.
Also people tend to forget that Ninja Gaiden started as a beat em up game.
Ninja who punches and kicks the enemies openly.
Not very Ninja-like is it? Sounds like Ninja Gaiden was trying to rip off Streets of Rage. Then Sega made an even better ninja game and NG ripped off Shinobi. But the rip-off ended up more popular than Shinobi.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 08:31:27 pm
Yeah what sucks is Sega were founders to video game genres that are still being used to this day, but the founding games are mostly backseated to the modern audience.

For example, you like popular fighting games like Tekken, Dead or Alive or SoulCalibur? You have Virtua Fighter to thanks for that.

DOA franchise at least had showed their respect by adding Sarah, Pai, Jacky, and Akira in DOA5.
They looks good and play smooth too in there.
Loved to play them in my PS Vita back then.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/DOA5Akira.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/doa5_sarah_swimsuit-600x337.jpeg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/JackyB.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/doa5_pai-600x337.jpeg)


Link : http://segabits.com/blog/tag/dead-or-alive-5/ (http://segabits.com/blog/tag/dead-or-alive-5/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 08:33:26 pm
New Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Membership lets you play N64 and SEGA Genesis games

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The SEGA Genesis will launch with the following games:

– Castlevania: Bloodlines
– Contra Hard Corps
– Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
– Ecco the Dolphin
– Golden Axe
– Gunstar Heroes
– MUSHA
– Phantasy Star IV
– Ristar
– Shining Force
– Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
– Sonic the Hedgehog 2
– Streets of Rage 2
– Strider 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/23/new-nintendo-switch-online-expansion-pack-membership-lets-you-play-n64-and-sega-genesis-games/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/23/new-nintendo-switch-online-expansion-pack-membership-lets-you-play-n64-and-sega-genesis-games/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 23, 2021, 09:23:11 pm
DOA franchise at least had showed their respect by adding Sarah, Pai, Jacky, and Akira in DOA5.
They looks good and play smooth too in there.
Loved to play them in my PS Vita back then.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/DOA5Akira.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/doa5_sarah_swimsuit-600x337.jpeg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/JackyB.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/doa5_pai-600x337.jpeg)


Link : http://segabits.com/blog/tag/dead-or-alive-5/ (http://segabits.com/blog/tag/dead-or-alive-5/)
True, Does that mean the VF characters have a story in DoA?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 09:36:10 pm
True, Does that mean the VF characters have a story in DoA?

Yes, but very minor.
It's just basically they're saying hi to each other and then fight.
Story's still focused on DOA characters.

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Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 23, 2021, 10:10:02 pm
Yes, but very minor.
It's just basically they're saying hi to each other and then fight.
Story's still focused on DOA characters.

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Aww. I wqould enjoy VF story more if it was more fleshed out. But even as guest characetrs they're meh.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 10:35:12 pm
Aww. I wqould enjoy VF story more if it was more fleshed out. But even as guest characetrs they're meh.

It's the gameplay that matters.
Virtua Fighter fans are used to have VF game with no story.

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Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 24, 2021, 07:08:51 am
It's the gameplay that matters.
Virtua Fighter fans are used to have VF game with no story.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/quality-gameplay.jpg)
True, but a bit of story is nice. After all what are they fighting for?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 25, 2021, 05:22:16 am
True, but a bit of story is nice. After all what are they fighting for?

For Truth, Justice, and American way !!!
Naah.. to train themself of course, to become more stronger.

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Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 25, 2021, 08:08:11 am
I know, just  Iwouldn't mind a proper story mode for Virtua Fighter. There is stories written in the manuals and some sort of over-arching story throughout the game involving a group of contenders conflict with the J6 but that's about it.

This is why Tekken and DOA are more popular than Virtua Fighter, because these franchises fleshed out their fighters into interesting people than just fighters.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 26, 2021, 04:55:42 am
Agree, it's harder to get attached to the characters if there's no story involved.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 26, 2021, 07:28:49 am
Agree, it's harder to get attached to the characters if there's no story involved.
Virtua Fighter depict the fighters mostly stereotypical to a fault.

Akira Yuki is super-serious kung-fu fighter.
Jacky Bryant is hotheaded, sporty fighter. I think he is friends with Akira. This is only evident in S&SASR.
Sarah Bryant is Jacky's sister. I think she's a model? I dunno, that's all I know of her.
Pai Chan is sterotypical chinese fighter lady. Her personality is daddy issues and maybe crush on Akira Yuki but I dunno.
Lau Chan is Pai's dad. I think he's all serious martial arts instructor. Maybe business man I think, if he is probably something to do with J6 but I don't know.
Kage Maru is a ninja. I think he's looking for his mother.
Wolf Hawkfield is a wrestler. He's from Canada.
Jeffry McWild is just a burly australian. I didn't know he was a fisherman until later.
Dural is a gynoid-like being created by the evil organization Judgement Six. She is programmed to fight with an amalgamation of various moves from fighters throughout the game. Beating her ends with a cutscene showing that she was actually Kage Maru's mother all along revealing she was a cyborg. Dural returns in future games, either a cyborg victim of other women or her own robot. Eitherway Dural has more established backstory in the games than any other fighter.

I know Virtua Fighter games added more characters, but other than the summery of backstory provided to them what else do you know about them?

It's more evident is the anime when the show went ahead and turned Akira Yuki into a Goku-like goof, which is probably the right thing to do given Akira's original personality is "Shut up, I'm training."

Meanwhile, Tekken, Dead or Alive, Street Fighter hell even Fatal Fury get's story modes in their games as well as TV series, video specials and even cinematic movies now and again which thoroughly expands on each and every characters personality. Their motivation and why these characters are more than their stereotype.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 26, 2021, 10:01:25 am
Yeah, all of their backstory I only knew from anime, magazines, and game's manual book.
Nothing from the game (not counting game gear version since it's basically from anime).

Outside from the anime I only know these (from magazine and manual book) :

1. I remember reading in magazine that deep inside Sarah hates Jacky for being overprotective.
That's why she's kinda easy to be brainwashed into fighting him (compared to Vanessa) since the root is already there.
That's rather different in anime. They're super close in the anime.

2. Akira is defeated by Kage-Maru in fourth tournament and having a breakdown for a while.

3. Jeffry is searching for his rival (Devil Shark) that has been kidnapped by J6.

4. Pai realizes that Lau didn't have long to live and finally respect his desire to pursue ultimate strength.

5. Eileen kinda had a crush on Pai. (If this game was on Switch, I'd definitely put the game in this thread (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4600.0)). She enters the tournament in order to get to close to her.

6. Lei Fei's goal is to defeeat Lau to see the secret of Ko'en-ken.

7. Aoi is the type of a girl who get frustated easily every time she loses. The only way to get rid of her frustation is by entering tournament and fight again.

8. Goh is ordered by J6 to kill someone in tournament but his plan is ruined by Dural's appearance and hates Dural since then.

9. Kage is just like what you said. To save the soul of his mother.

10. Lion enter the tournament to learn about his father's involvement with J6.

11. Brad is a playboy but her preference is strong women. That's his motivation to enter the tournament.

12. Shun Di is searching for his student that has been kidnapped by J6.

13. Lau is ready to face the last fight of his life.

14. El Blaze is feeling jealous in Wolf's victories in the heavyweight division. He wanted to surpass him.

15. Wolf saw a small mark on Dural's body that was very similar to symbol he had seen in his nightmares. He wanted to know what it was.

16. Vanessa volunteered herself to protect Sarah from J6 but then got back to Jacky's house unconscious and some memory of hers was missing. Probably J6 tried to brainwwashed her but failed and she escaped. She enters the fifth tournament in order to get a clue what happened.

17. Jacky wanted to destroy J6 so that Sarah could live a normal life. After what happened to Vanessa, he enters the fifth tournament to help her too.

The reason of fighting for each character indeed exists. SEGA is just too lazy to put in the game.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 26, 2021, 10:10:37 am
Because some of these magazines were not available to me I didn't even know half these stories.

I though SHun Di was just a chill drunk who got involved in the tournamebnt because she wanted something to do.

But yeah imagine if Sega actually bothered with a propper storymode to tie all these characters together!
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 09:28:36 pm
Because some of these magazines were not available to me I didn't even know half these stories.

I though SHun Di was just a chill drunk who got involved in the tournamebnt because she wanted something to do.

But yeah imagine if Sega actually bothered with a propper storymode to tie all these characters together!

Before reading about him, I though he was Lau's buddy.
Just like in Virtua Fighter anime.
He seems to know a lot about Lau in the anime.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 09:29:18 pm
Khinsider Has Removed 500+ Albums Related to Sega

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"Segapocalypse!
Wave Master, the company that manages Sega's music, has contacted me and asked me to remove lots of albums related to Sega.
At the end of the day, over 500 albums were removed, including Sonic, OutRun, and others.
Unfortunately, this even included fan made compilation albums for games that have no commercial releases, which, quite frankly, makes absolutely no sense.
If you were wondering why some albums have disappeared on the site, this is why." 

Link : https://downloads.khinsider.com/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 10:39:38 pm
Before reading about him, I though he was Lau's buddy.
Just like in Virtua Fighter anime.
He seems to know a lot about Lau in the anime.
I didn't really figure a connection between them. Just drunken kung-fu master.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 10:51:49 pm
I didn't really figure a connection between them. Just drunken kung-fu master.

I remembered one scene in the anime where Pai got mad when she remembered Lau abandoning her sick mother.
And then Shun Di conformed her, saying because there is nothing Lau could do anyway.
Lau knows her wife couldn't be cured and isolated himself in training to overcome his own anger and sadness.
He knows that Pai would take care of her better than him in her final days.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/99cfe7c9ba56741ac733dd60182c0372/2106c852a1d618b6-ec/s640x960/73af7b3ffd7e2c0716928dd84aec7089c0b18310.jpg)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 27, 2021, 10:54:10 pm
I remembered one scene in the anime where Pai got mad when she remembered Lau abandoning her sick mother.
And then Shun Di conformed her, saying because there is nothing Lau could do anyway.
Lau knows her wife couldn't be cured and isolated himself in training to overcome his own anger and sadness.
He knows that Pai would take care of her better than him in her final days.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/99cfe7c9ba56741ac733dd60182c0372/2106c852a1d618b6-ec/s640x960/73af7b3ffd7e2c0716928dd84aec7089c0b18310.jpg)
Yeah but that's the anime. They may have been inaccurate with some characters (Akira Yuki) but they still put effort in storytelling where Sega themselves skipped out on.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 12:59:53 am
SEGA is Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab

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Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab! 🔬
Help shape our games by providing feedback, there’s even rewards for those who participate!
Sign-up & FAQ: https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa (https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19 (https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 01:04:15 am
Happy 3 Years Anniversary for SEGA Heroes !

(https://i.imgur.com/cFBQGJ5.png)

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COMPETE IN EPIC ADVENTURES !
Battle classic SEGA bosses and minions in tactical Match-3 combat.
Go on an epic adventure through SEGA history, as you build an all-star team.

Link : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0 (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on November 02, 2021, 10:45:10 pm
Sega Channel Revival v1 for Megadrive released by Billy Time

(https://i.gifer.com/origin/df/df31fa6bbe6bbaae959340eecfaa1d76_w200.gif)

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Sega Channel Revival is a 32 MegaByte rom designed to emulate an offline version of Sega Channel.
Using the SSF2 mapper and bank switching, The collection features 40 unique selections to choose from across all genres.

Games Included:
Streets of Rage
Castlevania - Bloodlines
General Chaos
Road Rash 2
Street Fighter 2 SCE
Mega Man - The Wily Wars (USA Version)
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sunset Riders
Ghostbusters
Batman
Gunstar Heroes
Toejam and Earl
X-Men (Ultimate X-Men hack by BillyTime! Games)
Shinobi III
Sega Soccer
NHL Hockey
Madden 92
Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
Golden Axe
Jewel Master
Revenge of Shinobi
Populous
Gauntlet 4
Super Hang On
Super Monaco GP
Micro Machines
Zoop!
Columns
Marble Madness (Tengen Version)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Home Alone
Tiny Toon Adventures
Monopoly
The Flintstones
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure
Williams Arcade Greatest Hits
Arcade Classics
Bonanza Bros.
Decap Attack
Dick Tracy
Sega Channel Help Menu (Nov. 94')"

Link : https://segaxtreme.net/threads/sega-channel-revival-v1-for-megadrive-released-by-billy-time.25087/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on December 17, 2021, 12:08:06 am
Commodore 64 Games Are Being Teased For Nintendo Switch

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The retro-focused indie developer and publisher Thalamus Digital is teasing C64 games for Nintendo's Switch hardware.
According to a vague tweet, the team has apparently "listened" and more will be revealed at some point in 2022.

List of SEGA games on C64 (that could be included, very small chance but one could wish) :

Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom
Congo Bongo
Spy Hunter
Tapper
Up 'n Down
Space Harrier
Wonder Boy
Quartet
SDI
Alien Syndrome
Power Drift
Space Harrier II
Shinobi
Turbo OutRun
Galaxy Force
ESWAT
Sonic Boom
Hot Rod
Crack Down
Line of Fire
World Championship Soccer
Super Monaco GP
Alien Storm

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/commodore-64-games-are-being-teased-for-nintendo-switch
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on January 25, 2022, 12:22:46 am
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is Data Discs’ latest record release!

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DATA024: SHADOW DANCER: THE SECRET OF SHINOBI.
Remastered 180g vinyl edition, 3 x variants, matt laminated sleeve & lithographic print feat. archival artwork.
Music by Keisuke Tsukahara.
Available from SATURDAY 22nd JANUARY
If you’re quick you may be able to pick up the Limited Edition!

Link : https://data-discs.com/collections/records/products/shadowdancer
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on January 27, 2022, 12:08:00 am
Shinobi Ispired Game "Shadow Gangs" (Dreamcast Edition) Kickstarter Has Reached 2/3 of Its Goal
33 Days to Go!


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Get the demo here:

https://mega.nz/file/NgkkQArL#rC86tFGbZKB9-6sTuvBarORi2Q0f1JnP4BBL6vI4w2A

Decompress the zip file using 7zip for example:  https://www.7-zip.org/

- Please remember the double jump (works only when as Ninja), just press the jump button again when Dan is in the decent phase of a normal jump.
- Please also play in Easy mode if you are not familiar with games like Shinobi. It's called "Rising Ninja" in the options menu, you can change the difficulty there.
- You can modify the controls in the options menu
- You can use the demo file (CDI) on a GDEMU on a real Dreamcast, or burn it to a CDR and use it too, or use a good emulator, I have been using Demul:  http://demul.emulation64.com/

Any issues please let me know. Feedback always welcome. Thank you.

Back the game here : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jkmcorp/shadow-gangs-dreamcast-version/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 04, 2022, 12:26:09 am
SEGA's Original Shinobi Fan Port for Game Boy

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"THIS IS ONLY A PROOF OF CONCEPT. FINAL GAME WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT.
just getting some feedback on how the controls are and stuff like that.
more sega ports will be done after this.
leave requests and i'll consider them."

Download the prototype rom here : https://incognitio-gameboy.itch.io/gbshinobi
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 04, 2022, 07:11:48 am
Y'know... I sometimes wonder. What if Shinobi was in Ninjala? Not that I played Ninjala. Just Ninjala did that promotion with Sonic awhile back and here Sega already have a franchise all about ninjas.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 05, 2022, 10:29:22 pm
Y'know... I sometimes wonder. What if Shinobi was in Ninjala? Not that I played Ninjala. Just Ninjala did that promotion with Sonic awhile back and here Sega already have a franchise all about ninjas.

Nah... Not cute enough.
Unless they're willing to make a chibi version of Shinobi.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 06, 2022, 06:34:36 am
Nah... Not cute enough.
Unless they're willing to make a chibi version of Shinobi.
The very least make his white and red uniform available, and maybe music-swap when the costume is worn.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 06, 2022, 07:25:28 pm
The very least make his white and red uniform available, and maybe music-swap when the costume is worn.

I just remember that SEGA Heroes had chibi version of him,
but still not cute enough for Ninjala.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gtWIuYIjtAhS0hfrsn78mxXsNmWr4yUsWTnIu37vJivcjAQ8lhEaZMArUIZx0ekbbWw)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 07, 2022, 05:11:38 am
Sega really should do more wit htheir Classic-era IPs. We need Shinobi.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 07, 2022, 07:14:56 pm
Sega really should do more wit htheir Classic-era IPs. We need Shinobi.

They already did it 2 years ago in SEGA Ages,
and I kind of love it back then.
But the sale wasn't that good,
it was still far below SEGA Ages: Puyo Puyo, Outrun, and Virtua Racing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sFVKHyC/Berto-Switch-2020.png)

I heard Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) has pitched Shinobi sequel,
but SEGA hasn't agree yet.
They even failed to put Joe in Streets of Rage 4.

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Although they pursued use of Joe Musashi from Shinobi,
the licensing, different departments, and various permissions necessary to use a character like Joe Musashi made including him as a bonus playable character impossible.

Full article :
https://www.shacknews.com/article/118056/streets-of-rage-4-almost-had-a-guest-character-from-segas-shinobi-series (https://www.shacknews.com/article/118056/streets-of-rage-4-almost-had-a-guest-character-from-segas-shinobi-series)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 08, 2022, 08:40:55 am
They already did it 2 years ago in SEGA Ages,
and I kind of love it back then.
But the sale wasn't that good,
it was still far below SEGA Ages: Puyo Puyo, Outrun, and Virtua Racing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sFVKHyC/Berto-Switch-2020.png)

I heard Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) has pitched Shinobi sequel,
but SEGA hasn't agree yet.
They even failed to put Joe in Streets of Rage 4.

Full article :
https://www.shacknews.com/article/118056/streets-of-rage-4-almost-had-a-guest-character-from-segas-shinobi-series (https://www.shacknews.com/article/118056/streets-of-rage-4-almost-had-a-guest-character-from-segas-shinobi-series)
I just wish the Sega Ages games were more available these days. Never got to play those remakes.

As for Sega's reluctance for a Shinobi remake, I dunno. Maybe licencing problems?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 09, 2022, 02:05:54 am
As for Sega's reluctance for a Shinobi remake, I dunno. Maybe licencing problems?

That's what Dotemu said, but we never heard SEGA's side of story.

Still nice to see Joe made it to SOR4 as cameo (https://i.redd.it/u6dm75r4f2w41.jpg).
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 09, 2022, 04:14:46 am
That's what Dotemu said, but we never heard SEGA's side of story.

Still nice to see Joe made it to SOR4 as cameo (https://i.redd.it/u6dm75r4f2w41.jpg).
Yeah that's cool. Hope Sega AGES become more accessable in the near future.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on February 09, 2022, 10:19:01 pm
Yeah that's cool. Hope Sega AGES become more accessable in the near future.

That's depended on M2 too.
Seems like SEGA's not willing to do SEGA AGES / 3D Classic series without them and right now M2's still busy with their shmup reproduction and Shot Trigger series, at least until next two years.

(https://www.gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Aleste-Branch_09-16-20.jpg)

Links :
https://m2stg.com/en/
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/12/aleste-branch-launches-in-early-2022-in-japan
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/12/hishou-same-same-same-launches-april-28-2022-in-japan
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 10, 2022, 06:34:01 am
Darn. Would of liked to have played the Phantasy Star remakes.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 02, 2022, 12:44:11 am
Darn. Would of liked to have played the Phantasy Star remakes.

There's a fan translation patch (https://www.pscave.com/psg1/download/) for PS2 remake version to play on emulator, but I still prefer Switch version since it got auto map function.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/13d3c8eaa7b2f45e413021417276a849/tumblr_ov6w86hjVt1r4c9wto1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 02, 2022, 12:45:00 am
Shinobi-Inspired "Shadow Gangs" (Dreamcast, PS4, PS5) Kickstarter Project funds successfully.
409 backers pledged £27,296 to help bring this project to life.


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How can I start...I got IMMENSE support from many many backers, Youtubers, people and it really means A LOT to me.
To everyone who supported Shadow Gangs DC in any capacity: Thank you, thank you and thank you!

Link : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jkmcorp/shadow-gangs-dreamcast-version/posts/3443515 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jkmcorp/shadow-gangs-dreamcast-version/posts/3443515)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 02, 2022, 06:47:20 am
There's a fan translation patch (https://www.pscave.com/psg1/download/) for PS2 remake version to play on emulator, but I still prefer Switch version since it got auto map function.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/13d3c8eaa7b2f45e413021417276a849/tumblr_ov6w86hjVt1r4c9wto1_540.jpg)
I wish they were remade into 3D like the NDS classic-era Final Fantasy games were.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 03, 2022, 07:27:14 pm
I wish they were remade into 3D like the NDS classic-era Final Fantasy games were.

That dungeon with hundred stairs in Phantasy Star II would be hell in 3D.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 04, 2022, 07:37:11 am
That dungeon with hundred stairs in Phantasy Star II would be hell in 3D.
Then make a cutscene out of it. Or make it skippable. I haven't played the original games. (We should probably move this discussion to the Phantasy Star thread if I'm derailing.)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 04, 2022, 07:05:43 pm
Then make a cutscene out of it. Or make it skippable.

Nah, while it was hard, it's fun to explore.
I'll hate it if it's gone.
It's kinda easier to track that hundred stairs because it's 2D.
Okay, definitely I'm lying about easy part, but it's doable because it's 2D.

I haven't played the original games. (We should probably move this discussion to the Phantasy Star thread if I'm derailing.)

Then play it. At least Phantasy Star IV on Steam. It's the one that's easiest and also hasn't aged badly.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/9c/ec/dc/9cecdcf9f280f60272b4c234e85441a7.jpg)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/211205/Phantasy_Star_IV_The_End_of_the_Millennium/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/211205/Phantasy_Star_IV_The_End_of_the_Millennium/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 05, 2022, 04:15:36 am
Nah, while it was hard, it's fun to explore.
I'll hate it if it's gone.
It's kinda easier to track that hundred stairs because it's 2D.
Okay, definitely I'm lying about easy part, but it's doable because it's 2D.

Then play it. At least Phantasy Star IV on Steam. It's the one that's easiest and also hasn't aged badly.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/9c/ec/dc/9cecdcf9f280f60272b4c234e85441a7.jpg)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/211205/Phantasy_Star_IV_The_End_of_the_Millennium/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/211205/Phantasy_Star_IV_The_End_of_the_Millennium/)
Shouldn't I start from the beginning or would I loose context?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 05, 2022, 04:55:51 am
Shouldn't I start from the beginning or would I loose context?

You can start from any. The story could be enjoyed without knowing the prequels.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 05, 2022, 02:44:33 pm
You can start from any. The story could be enjoyed without knowing the prequels.
I hope so. I'm used to the Final Fantasy games. I hope they won't be that different.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 06, 2022, 07:49:22 pm
I hope so. I'm used to the Final Fantasy games. I hope they won't be that different.

They are, except Phantasy Star I.
Phantasy Star II, III, IV are like Final Fantasy & Dragon Quest
but Phantasy Star I is like Shining in The Darkness.

(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/181023/9x5evg6y.jpg)

Still same gameplay though,
turned based RPG.
The difference is in the dungeon exploring.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 07, 2022, 11:06:39 am
They are, except Phantasy Star I.
Phantasy Star II, III, IV are like Final Fantasy & Dragon Quest
but Phantasy Star I is like Shining in The Darkness.

(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/181023/9x5evg6y.jpg)

Still same gameplay though,
turned based RPG.
The difference is in the dungeon exploring.
I hope I get to play the quadrilogy someday.

Still we should probably talk about ninjas or something. I shouldn't keep derailing threads like this.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 08, 2022, 09:22:37 pm
I hope I get to play the quadrilogy someday.

Still we should probably talk about ninjas or something. I shouldn't keep derailing threads like this.

Ah.. okay... Talking about Ninja, I'll bring a trivia :

SEGA's first protagonist Ninja character isn't Joe Musashi
It's Kurumi from Ninja Princess (Arcade, SG-1000, MSX, Saturn, Mobile)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8b/7d/ad/8b7dad86e21e287e2efbc3959012766c.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2d/47/ee/2d47eeee7513869fec8009877be0a986.gif)

Link : http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ninja-princess/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 09, 2022, 12:11:53 pm
Ah.. okay... Talking about Ninja, I'll bring a trivia :

SEGA's first protagonist Ninja character isn't Joe Musashi
It's Kurumi from Ninja Princess (Arcade, SG-1000, MSX, Saturn, Mobile)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8b/7d/ad/8b7dad86e21e287e2efbc3959012766c.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2d/47/ee/2d47eeee7513869fec8009877be0a986.gif)

Link : http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ninja-princess/ (http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ninja-princess/)
Oooh they could of merged continuities if they wanted to.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 09, 2022, 11:05:17 pm
Oooh they could of merged continuities if they wanted to.

Indeed, since her name was only Kurumi, may be they could name her Kurumi Musashi?
Or if not, make her meet and marry a guy from Musashi clan,

Also another trivia : her latest appearance was on Nintendo Switch.
As a score girl in SEGA AGES Columns II: A Voyage Through Time.

(https://i.ibb.co/C9596Sd/Princess-Kurumi-SEGA-AGES.png)

(http://archives.sega.jp/segaages/img/ttl_thum08.png)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 10, 2022, 11:44:42 am
Indeed, since her name was only Kurumi, may be they could name her Kurumi Musashi?
Or if not, make her meet and marry a guy from Musashi clan,

Also another trivia : her latest appearance was on Nintendo Switch.
As a score girl in SEGA AGES Columns II: A Voyage Through Time.

(https://i.ibb.co/C9596Sd/Princess-Kurumi-SEGA-AGES.png)

(http://archives.sega.jp/segaages/img/ttl_thum08.png)
Damn, she was demoted. But if they ever make a new Shinobi game they should introduce her to the fold.

For example, I always imagine Joe Musashi half-japanese. His mother could be Kurumi Musashi who married an American and why their son has an American sounding name. Joe could struggle being half-american in the Oboro clan but eventually became the best ninja they had.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 10, 2022, 11:44:35 pm
Damn, she was demoted. But if they ever make a new Shinobi game they should introduce her to the fold.

Just like Alex Kidd. Demoted too in SEGAGAGA.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/c1392d85486c32989b92b2779aea0a59/tumblr_nvh6ekVxGe1rfmh82o1_540.jpg)

For example, I always imagine Joe Musashi half-japanese. His mother could be Kurumi Musashi who married an American and why their son has an American sounding name. Joe could struggle being half-american in the Oboro clan but eventually became the best ninja they had.

Kinda hard now to change Joe's father since Shinobi 3DS was already starring his father, Jiro Musashi.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ninjamaster.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/SHINOBI3DSR-600x427.jpg)

Setting up his mother is more likely.
How about Sarah Krieger (https://shinobisega.fandom.com/wiki/Sarah_Krieger) as his mother?
It would make Joe Musashi as a half-japanese too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijg4nwzQRWM
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 11, 2022, 04:05:21 am
Just like Alex Kidd. Demoted too in SEGAGAGA.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/c1392d85486c32989b92b2779aea0a59/tumblr_nvh6ekVxGe1rfmh82o1_540.jpg)
Yeah but Alex Kidd is finally back...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4f42O2WQAIRNkh.jpg)
Though whenever the rest of his games will be remade or if he will get new games is yet to be decided.
Kinda hard now to change Joe's father since Shinobi 3DS was already starring his father, Jiro Musashi.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ninjamaster.jpg)

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/SHINOBI3DSR-600x427.jpg)

Setting up his mother is more likely.
How about Sarah Krieger (https://shinobisega.fandom.com/wiki/Sarah_Krieger) as his mother?
It would make Joe Musashi as a half-japanese too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijg4nwzQRWM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijg4nwzQRWM)
Oh yeah, forgot he had an established father. but yes she could be his mother as well.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 13, 2022, 06:16:21 am
Yeah but Alex Kidd is finally back...

Though whenever the rest of his games will be remade or if he will get new games is yet to be decided.

It's actually started as a fan game but somehow when the developer showed it to SEGA,
to their surprises SEGA gave them a blessing to make it an official game.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/5abe0552eb3a5f9e6e384da2f3b2a6dc/tumblr_pah67lMVOf1tah9pwo7_r1_400.gifv)

There is an interview about it here but it got removed :
https://acertainkindofgamer.com/2018/06/19/remake-alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-an-interview-with-the-devs-narehop-josyanf1/
But I believe it was still archived somewhere.

Whoops.. this thread's started to derail again to Alex Kidd now (before were to Virtua Fighter and Phantasy Star, lol)
Okay, as for Shinobi, I don't think there's Shinobi fan game that's outstanding enough to get SEGA's blessing.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 13, 2022, 07:44:25 am
It's actually started as a fan game but somehow when the developer showed it to SEGA,
to their surprises SEGA gave them a blessing to make it an official game.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/5abe0552eb3a5f9e6e384da2f3b2a6dc/tumblr_pah67lMVOf1tah9pwo7_r1_400.gifv)

There is an interview about it here but it got removed :
https://acertainkindofgamer.com/2018/06/19/remake-alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-an-interview-with-the-devs-narehop-josyanf1/ (https://acertainkindofgamer.com/2018/06/19/remake-alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-an-interview-with-the-devs-narehop-josyanf1/)
But I believe it was still archived somewhere.

Whoops.. this thread's started to derail again to Alex Kidd now (before were to Virtua Fighter and Phantasy Star, lol)
Okay, as for Shinobi, I don't think there's Shinobi fan game that's outstanding enough to get SEGA's blessing.
Well, maybe there will be an Alex Kidd in Shinobi World remake? Though is there any confirmation of future Alex Kidd games?
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 13, 2022, 10:57:17 pm
Well, maybe there will be an Alex Kidd in Shinobi World remake? Though is there any confirmation of future Alex Kidd games?

Not yet for now. Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Review is kinda mixed (https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-dx).
While the new graphic and the new music are great,
the transitioning between modern mode and classic mode isn't as smooth as Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap.
Classic mode is kinda different with the original game which made gamers who memorized the original game kinda unhappy.
I still don't know whether this game sold well enough to guarantee a new entry or not.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 14, 2022, 04:47:44 am
Not yet for now. Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Review is kinda mixed (https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-dx).
While the new graphic and the new music are great,
the transitioning between modern mode and classic mode isn't as smooth as Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap.
Classic mode is kinda different with the original game which made gamers who memorized the original game kinda unhappy.
I still don't know whether this game sold well enough to guarantee a new entry or not.
Well, Sega's rather do or die when it comes to this. Alex Kidd really needs this revival, but if the numbers are not high enough... it's dead to them.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on March 14, 2022, 11:19:21 pm
Well, Sega's rather do or die when it comes to this. Alex Kidd really needs this revival, but if the numbers are not high enough... it's dead to them.

Indeed.. Numbers is what the higher up sees..
I'm still bitter at how a game as perfect as Rhythm Thief never get another chance again

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/933168979596419132/Rhythm_Kaito_Anniversary.jpg)

I agree with Ben in this article :
http://segabits.com/blog/2012/04/18/rhythm-thief-bombs-in-the-uk-newsrant/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 15, 2022, 06:16:38 am
Indeed.. Numbers is what the higher up sees..
I'm still bitter at how a game as perfect as Rhythm Thief never get another chance again

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/933168979596419132/Rhythm_Kaito_Anniversary.jpg)

I agree with Ben in this article :
http://segabits.com/blog/2012/04/18/rhythm-thief-bombs-in-the-uk-newsrant/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2012/04/18/rhythm-thief-bombs-in-the-uk-newsrant/)
SOme of Sega's business practices are unfair to it's own franchises.
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 04, 2022, 09:25:10 pm
SOme of Sega's business practices are unfair to it's own franchises.

Not just SEGA though. Other game companies too.
For example : Sony.

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(https://c.tenor.com/jnSdatiarXAAAAAC/heavenly-sword-wait-a-minute.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/NBoXDzB6f3EAAAAC/parappa-parappa-the-rapper.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/DdpO1ov5GnAAAAAC/gravity-rush-gravity-daze.gif)

Link : https://www.thegamer.com/dead-playstation-franchises-revived-ps5/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 04, 2022, 09:25:49 pm
Shinobi - The Legendary Ninja-action Game Franchise


(https://i.ibb.co/xYTcf1c/Shinobi-Pics.jpg)


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Debuting on the SEGA System 16 arcade hardware, Shinobi is a side scrolling action and platforming game featuring Joe Musashi as he uses ninja martial arts and weapons to attack enemies of the Zeed Organization while saving the children of the Oboro Clan.
In addition, you can use the killing Ninjutsu technique to wipe out the enemies in the screen and encounter bosses appears at the end of each mission with extraordinary battles such as a helicopter carrying a ninja army and a huge computer protected by a Buddha statue.
The series has expanded to include a dozen other Shinobi titles and Shinobi's code name has been used by various ninjas, such as Jiro Musashi, Joe Musashi, Hotsuma, Hibana, and Honoka.


Articles : http://segabits.com/blog/tag/shinobi/ (http://segabits.com/blog/tag/shinobi/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 04, 2022, 09:27:56 pm
SEGA / Atlus Spring 2022 sale live on the Switch / 3DS eShops
until April 17 at 11:59 PM PT / April 18 at 2:59 AM ET


(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/07/7e/6b/077e6bc65b77ef28136f591c65b7c161--shinobi-samurai.jpg)

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Switch
– Puyo Puyo Champions – $2.99 (was $9.99)
– Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– SEGA Ages Phantasy Star – $4.79 (was $7.99)
– SEGA Ages Shinobi – $4.79 (was $7.99)
– Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– and many more

3DS
– Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – $9.99 (was $39.99)
– Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master – $2.99 (was $5.99)
– and many more

Full list : https://nintendoeverything.com/sega-atlus-spring-2022-sale-live-on-the-switch-3ds-eshops/
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 05, 2022, 01:34:15 am
Shinobi-Inspired "SHADOW GANGS X" (Arcade) - exA-Arcadia Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me4Fleq-wdo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me4Fleq-wdo)

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The arcade version of Shadow Gangs, called Shadow Gangs X, was in location test in Taito Hey arcade in Japan.
It was successful and the test got extended from a week to 2 weeks, normally tests like this are for a week only.

Link : https://exa.ac/en/games/shadow-gangs-x/?v=0f177369a3b7 (https://exa.ac/en/games/shadow-gangs-x/?v=0f177369a3b7)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 10, 2022, 09:14:18 pm
Digital Version of Super Hang-On, OutRun dan Space Harrier Soundtrack Albums (from MP3 to AIFF) have been added to Data Discs' Bandcamp.
Accompanying Streets of Rage 1-3 and Revenge of Shinobi Soundtrack Albums


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Space Harrier Album was originally released in 2018 as a vinyl-only edition and has been newly remastered in 2022 for digital. It features the complete 1985 arcade score, along with a bonus arranged version of the main theme by SEGA’s in-house live band (S.S.T. Band) which is exclusive to Bandcamp.

OutRun Album was originally released in 2016 as a vinyl-only edition and has been newly remastered in 2022 for digital. It features the complete 1986 arcade score, along with 3 bonus tracks taken from the Mega Drive and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game (exclusive to Bandcamp).

SUPER HANG-ON album was originally released in 2015 as a vinyl-only edition and has been newly remastered in 2022 for digital.

Link : https://datadiscs.bandcamp.com/ (https://datadiscs.bandcamp.com/)
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on April 22, 2022, 02:16:55 am
Switch version of "Fire Dragon Fist Master Xiao-Mei" features enhanced FM sound effects by Hirofumi Murasaki (Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_m5hQryFKQ

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Retro kung-fu action game Fire Dragon Fist Master Xiao-Mei will launch for Switch via Nintendo Shop on May 19 in Japan for 1,700 yen, developer PiXEL announced.
The Switch version features a number of new elements not in the original 2019 release for PC, including new music and demoscenes by Nakagata, enhanced FM sound effects by Hirofumi Murasaki (Aah! Harimanada, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, Clockwork Knight, etc.), new characters, a “Xiaoying Mode” in which the story develops from the perspective of the protagonist Xiao-Mei’s older sister Xiao-Ying, a “Gallery Mode” with illustrations and character designs by Studio Vigor, and character voices by the girls unit Suika.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2022/04/fire-dragon-fist-master-xiao-mei-for-switch-launches-may-19-in-japan
Title: Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
Post by: Berto on May 12, 2022, 12:04:21 am
The History of Shadow Dancer - arcade console documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADrctcUxOik