This is the first game in the Shinobi series. For other games in the series see the Shinobi category.
|Developer(s)||Sega, Backbone Entertainment|
|Publisher(s)||Sega, Asmik, Tengen|
|System(s)||Arcade, Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS, MSX, TurboGrafx-16, NES, Wii, Xbox 360|
|Followed by||Shadow Dancer|
|Genre(s)||Platformer, Hack and slash|
|Modes||Single player, multiplayer|
|Sega Ages Shinobi|
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A re-worked version was released for Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade on June 10, 2009 with HD support and online leaderboards. The original coin-op version of the game was released for the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on July 14, 2009, in the PAL regions on October 23, 2009 and in North America on December 7, 2009.
Shinobi is about a ninja named Joe Musashi who has to stop a criminal organization called "Zeed" who are kidnapping the children of the Oboro clan. Through five missions of increasing difficulty, Musashi must make his way to Zeed's headquarters and free all the hostages before confronting Zeed's leaders known as "Ring of Five", which are formidable enemies on their own. "Ring of Five" are the bosses at the end of each level. Below is the list of them.
- Ken Oh - A gigantic samurai-like wizard who can throw fireballs.
- Black Turtle - A leader who is piloting or aboard an attack helicopter.
- Mandara - A Hinduistic guru who is, in fact, cyborg.
- Lobster - A large samurai with a V-shaped symbol on his head who wields a sword.
- Masked Ninja - The main leader of Zeed and the last boss, he is a powerful ninja with vast magical and physical powers. His true identity is revealed to be Nakahara, Joe Musashi's mentor. Nakahara's name is a reference to the Musashi-Nakahara Station. His name is meant to be a hint of his true identity as "Nakahara Musashi", Joe Musashi's father.
Table of Contents
Sega Ages series
- Sega Ages Vol. 1 Syukudai ga Tant-R
- Vol. 2 Space Harrier
- Vol. 3 OutRun
- Vol. 4 After Burner II
- Vol. 5 Rouka ni Ichidant-R
- Vol. 6 Fantasy Zone
- Vol. 7 Memorial Selection Vol. 1
- Vol. 8 Columns Arcade Collection
- Vol. 9 Memorial Selection Vol. 2
- Vol. 10 Power Drift
- Vol. 11 Phantasy Star Collection
- Vol. 12 Galaxy Force II
- Vol. 13 I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou
- Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 1: Phantasy Star Generation: 1
- Vol. 2: Monaco GP
- Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone
- Vol. 4: Space Harrier
- Vol. 5: Golden Axe
- Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros.
- Vol. 7: Columns
- Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut
- Vol. 9: Gain Ground
- Vol. 10: After Burner II
- Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken
- Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set
- Vol. 13: Out Run
- Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome
- Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection
- Vol. 16: Virtua Fighter 2
- Vol. 17: Phantasy Star Generation: 2
- Vol. 18: Dragon Force
- Vol. 19: Fighting Vipers
- Vol. 20: Space Harrier Complete Collection
- Vol. 21: SDI & Quartet: Sega System 16 Collection
- Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen
- Vol. 23: Sega Memorial Selection
- Vol. 24: Last Bronx - Tokyo Bangaichi
- Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box
- Vol. 26: Dynamite Deka
- Vol. 27: Panzer Dragoon
- Vol. 28: Tetris Collection
- Vol. 29: Monster World Complete Collection
- Vol. 30: Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition
- Vol. 31: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
- Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection
- Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection