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Full titleShinobi
Year of release1989
PublisherVirgin Games Ltd (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Mastertronic Plus (UK)
Tronix (UK)
Author(s)Sales Curve Ltd (David Leitch, Drew Northcott, Tiny Williams)
Tie-in licenceSega Enterprises Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Shinobi)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Gang beat-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
1200 ptas.
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Fists of Fury (Virgin Games Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Super Sega (US Gold Ltd)
A soundtrack for this game appeared on side A of covertape SU issue 92: 6 Amazing Coin-Op Tracks (Sinclair User)
Features Martial Arts
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Shinobi
2. Shadow Dancer
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and Sega Master System
Score 7.04 (29 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Shinobi.tzx.zip129,724(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013715010443SpeedLock 7
Shinobi.dsk.zip88,174(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Shinobi(DroSoft).tzx.zip123,590(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release2VG208M-37239-1989None
Shinobi(DroSoft).dsk.zip79,394(+3 disk image)Re-release9VG208
Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).tzx.zip129,800(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release5012967210816SpeedLock 7
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).tap.zip125,052((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-release
Shinobi(Tronix).tzx.zip130,086(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release5012967210816SpeedLock 7

Additional material
Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).gif4,240(Loading screen)
Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Shinobi.gif5,343(In-game screen)
Shinobi.txt5,094(English instructions)
Shinobi(DroSoft).pdf14,694(Spanish instructions)
Shinobi.png204,837(Game map)
Shinobi.jpg187,450(Cassette inlay)
Shinobi(DroSoft)_Back.jpg128,738(Re-release cassette inlay)
Shinobi(DroSoft)_Front.jpg108,739(Re-release cassette inlay)
Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).jpg53,781(Re-release cassette inlay)
Shinobi(Tronix).jpg151,487(Re-release cassette inlay)
Shinobi.ay.zip10,943(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
New Computer Express11.88page 246(Feature - The Race For Christmas No.1)
New Computer Express1.89page 202(News/Note - Sizzling coin-op batch up for grabs)
Games Machine3.89page 12(Preview) [full page]
New Computer Express3.89page 406(News/Note - Virgin scoops Shinobi)
Games Machine5.89page 12(Preview) [full page]
ACE6.89page 19(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.89page 103(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.89page 32(Map) [full page]
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New Computer Express9.89page 206(News/Note - Virgin's heading for trouble)
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ACE11.89page 56(Review) [full page]
Games Machine11.89page 82(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User11.89page 35(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 35(Review) [full page]
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Sinclair User2.91page 17(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.91page 64(Tips) [full page]
Crash9.91page 42(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.91page 61(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.91page 77(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User2.92page 14(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby11.89page 40(Nuevo)[full page]

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