High Action Adventure
The Ninja children of the Iga clan were kidnapped by Zeed, a syndication of evil Ninjas and outlaws. Joe Musashi, a master of Ninjutsu amd other martial arts must penetrate single-handedly into the opponent's territory on a mission to rescue the little ones and wipe out the villains.
- 2 Player
- Action, Platform
The player goes through five missions, each with three to five scenes. The last scene is always the boss for that mission and a bonus stage follows that, if completed, awards the player one extra life.
Continues are possible on every level except for the last fifth.
How to Play
The controls of Shinobi consist of an eight way joystick and three action buttons for attacking, jumping and using ninjutsu techniques (also called "ninja magic" in the game). In addition to the standard walk, the player can perform a crouching walk by pressing the joystick diagonally downward. The player can jump to higher or lower floors by pressing the jump button while holding the joystick up or down. The protagonist Joe Musashi's standard weapons are an unlimited supply of shurikens, along with punches and kicks when attacking at close range.