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Shinobi (Mega-Tech, SMS based)


Shinobi (c) 1989 Sega.


- TECHNICAL -


Sega Mega-Tech hardware

Game ID : Mega-Tech No. 08


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) Z80 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) SN76496 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 416 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 96


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


Shinobi was one of the many names given to the ninja in feudal Japan. It literally means 'stealer-in' because that is what the ninja specialised in above all else. By employing any number of tricks such as stealth walking and staying upwind of any guard animals, the shinobi went undetected about his mission. On a more devious level, the shinobi was also a master of disguise, and would often 'steal in' to village communities disguised as a local, or even into enemy palaces, disguised as a wandering priest looking for somewhere to stay overnight.


- SERIES -


1. Shinobi (1987)

2. Shadow Dancer - Kage no Mai (1989)

3. The Revenge of Shinobi (1989, Sega Mega Drive)

4. The Cyber Shinobi - Shinobi Part 2 (1990, Sega Master System)

5. GC Shinobi (1991, Sega Game Gear)

6. GG Shinobi II - The Silent Fury (1992, Sega Game Gear)

7. Shinobi III - Return of the Ninja Master (1993, Sega Mega Drive)

8. Shinobi Legions (1995, Sega Saturn)

9. Shinobi (2002, Sony PlayStation 2)

10. Nightshade (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)