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Shinobi: The Complete History
« 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.

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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #1 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.



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


Edit : Just watched it. Ok, it's more complete since it contains  The LCD version of Shinobi.
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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #3 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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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #4 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



Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/03/final-games-in-astro-city-mini-lineup-announced-arcade-stick-revealed/

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« Reply #5 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



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/

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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 02:50:18 am »
Segabits Podcast: Shinobi (1987)



Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/08/01/sega-talk-23-shinobi-1987/

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 02:52:56 am »
Segabits Podcast: The Revenge of Shinobi (1989)



Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/12/12/sega-talk-podcast-31-the-revenge-of-shinobi-1989/

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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #8 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/

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« Reply #10 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.



Pic source : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/333055334933857631/

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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2020, 03:02:38 am »

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« Reply #12 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/

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2020, 03:09:52 am »
Trivia : Jiro Musashi, the protagonist from Shinobi 3D (3DS) is the father of Joe Musashi.



Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/10/12/check-out-some-of-the-shinobi-3ds-achievements/

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Re: Shinobi: The Complete History
« Reply #14 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/