Shinobi
Release Year  1989
Publisher  Virgin Games Ltd (UK)
Min. Hardware  ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K
Language  English
Genre  Arcade Game: Gang beat-em-up
Max. Players  1
Controls  Cursor, Interface 2 (right), Kempston, Redefineable keys
Original Price  £9.99
Disk Price  £14.99
Themes  Martial Arts
Other Platforms  Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Sega Master System
Average mag. score  69.80% (5 reviews)

Re-releases
     #1 - Dro Soft (Spain)(1989)
     #2 - Mastertronic Plus (UK)(1989)
     #3 - Tronix (UK)(1989)

Authors/Contributors
     David Leitch (UK)at Sales Curve Ltd
     Drew Northcott (UK)at Sales Curve Ltd
     Tiny Williams (UK)at Sales Curve Ltd

Authors according to SPOT/SPEX
     @ Binary Design <Binary Design Ltd (UK)>

Series "Shinobi"
     1. Shinobi(1989)by Virgin Games Ltd (UK)
     2. Shadow Dancer(1991)by U.S. Gold Ltd (UK)

Compilations
     Fists of Fury(1991)by Virgin Games Ltd (UK)- Full version
     Sinclair User issue 92: 6 Amazing Coin-Op Tracks(1989)by Sinclair User (UK)- Soundtrack
     Super Sega(1991)by U.S. Gold Ltd (UK)- Full version

Main File Downloads
     FilenameReleaseMachineSchemeLanguageComments
 Shinobi.tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(SpeedLock 7)English
 Shinobi.dsk.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 128 +3(None)English
Shinobi(DroSoft).tzx.zip#1ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(None)English
 Shinobi(DroSoft).dsk.zip#1ZX-Spectrum 128 +3(None)English
Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).tap.zip#2ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(???)English
 Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).tzx.zip#2ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(SpeedLock 7)English
 Shinobi(Tronix).tzx.zip#3ZX-Spectrum 48K/128K(SpeedLock 7)English

Additional File Downloads
     FilenameSizeReleaseTypeLanguageComments
     Shinobi.gif5,343OriginalRunning screen
     Shinobi.jpg977,727OriginalCassette inlay
     Shinobi.ay.zip10,943OriginalRipped in-game/theme music in AY format
     Shinobi.txt5,094OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     Shinobi.png204,837OriginalGame map
     Shinobi.jpg218,940OriginalAdvertisement
     Shinobi (1989)(Virgin Games).pok657OriginalPOK pokes file
     Shinobi(DroSoft)_Front.jpg108,739#1Cassette inlay - Front
     Shinobi(DroSoft)_Back.jpg128,738#1Cassette inlay - Back
     Shinobi(DroSoft).pdf14,694#1InstructionsSpanish
     Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).scr6,912#2Loading screen
     Shinobi(MastertronicPlus).jpg378,530#2Cassette inlay
     Shinobi(Tronix).jpg500,304#3Cassette inlay

Magazine Reviews
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #26-1989/11page 56- Review
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #93-1989/8-"93b"page 16- Review
     Crashissue #69-1989/10page 46- Review: 76%
     MicroHobbyissue #193-1989/11page 40- Review - Nuevo
     Sinclair Userissue #92-1989/11page 35- Review: 75%
     The Games Machineissue #24-1989/11page 82- Review: 54%
     Your Sinclairissue #47-1989/11page 35- Review: 71%
     Your Sinclairissue #70-1991/10page 61- Review: 73%

Magazine References
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #21-1989/6page 19- Preview
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #92-1989/6page 103- Preview
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #93-1989/7page 32- Map
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #103-1990/6page 30- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #104-1990/7page 27- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #116-1991/7page 64- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #120-1991/11page 77- Tips
     Crashissue #71-1989/12page 41- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #78-1990/7page 34- Tips
     Crashissue #92-1991/9page 42- Tips
     New Computer Expressissue #1-1988/11/12page 46- Feature - The Race For Christmas No.1
     New Computer Expressissue #10-1989/1/14page 2- News/Note - Sizzling coin-op batch up for grabs
     New Computer Expressissue #20-1989/3/25page 6- News/Note - Virgin scoops Shinobi
     New Computer Expressissue #44-1989/9/9page 6- News/Note - Virgin's heading for trouble
     Sinclair Userissue #91-1989/10page 87- Preview
     Sinclair Userissue #92-1989/11page 84- CompoEntry
     Sinclair Userissue #95-1990/2page 81- CompoResult
     Sinclair Userissue #99-1990/5page 13- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #107-1991/1page 18- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #108-1991/2page 17- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #120-1992/2page 14- Tips
     The Games Machineissue #16-1989/3page 12- Preview
     The Games Machineissue #18-1989/5page 12- Preview
     Your Sinclairissue #52-1990/4page 38- Tips

Magazine Advertisements
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #25-1989/10page 56- Full-page ad
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #27-1989/12page 39- Advert
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #28-1990/1page 83- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #95-1989/10page 69- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #97-1989/12page 79- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #98-1990/1page 61- Advert
     Crashissue #69-1989/10page 4- Full-page ad
     Sinclair Userissue #91-1989/10page 29- Full-page ad
     Sinclair Userissue #93-1989/12page 67- Advert
     Sinclair Userissue #94-1990/1page 11- Advert
     The Games Machineissue #23-1989/10page 19- Full-page ad
     The Games Machineissue #25-1989/12page 25- Advert
     The Games Machineissue #26-1990/1page 31- Advert
     Your Sinclairissue #46-1989/10page 69- Full-page ad
     Your Sinclairissue #48-1989/12page 65- Advert

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