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Ninja Spirit

Ninja Spirit (c) 08/1988 Irem.

A side scrolling ninja action game. You take control of a ninja who has the ability to make shadow duplicates which trail your movements, and attack at your command. In your path are armies of ninjas, samurais and demons who are constantly out to kill you.


Irem M-72 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


This game is known in Japan as "Saigo no Nindou".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Image Fight : G.S.M. Irem 1 - D28B0012) on 21/01/1989.


* Self defense - Shurikens and other projectiles can be deflected by your sword after you have collected the power-up scroll allowing you to swing your sword in an arc. When walk along, you can shield yourself with this by holding the stick up, and swinging your sword.

* Defeat the first boss with ease - Assuming you have collected the sword powerup and have both shadow duplicates, position yourself in the center of the screen while the boss is rising from the ground and do a super jump (hold up and jump). When you land on the ground, you should have your shadows flatting in mid air above you. Select the sword and hold up and continuously slash - you will damage the demon and his flames will get blocked by your barrage of attacks.


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

* Computers :

Atari ST (1988)

Commodore C64 (1990)

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)