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Shinobi (home computers)

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Publisher: The Sales Curve
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System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release Date RRP Code
Commodore Amiga
UK
£19.99[1][2] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK (Mastertronic Plus)
£? ?
Commodore Amiga
UK (Tronix)
£9.99 ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[1][2] ?
Atari ST
UK (Mastertronic Plus)
£7.99[4] ?
Atari ST
UK (Tronix)
£9.99 ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1][2] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1][2] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Mastertronic Plus)
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Tronix)
£3.99 ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Disk)
? ?
Commodore 64
US (Disk)
$34.95[5] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1][2] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1][2] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Mastertronic Plus)
£3.99[6] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Tronix)
£3.99 ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1][2] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Disk)
£14.99[1][2] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Mastertronic Plus)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Tronix)
£3.99 ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas ?
IBM PC compatibles
US
$? ?
MSX
ES
?Ptas ?




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The home computer versions of Shinobi were released around 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, and ZX Spectrum.

Production credits

Amiga version

Programming by.... Paul Dunning, Tim Cannell
Graphics by.... Drew Northcott
Music by.... Tiny Williams
Many Thanks To.... Richard Aplin

Amstrad CPC version

A Binary Design Production
Code: Richard Aplin
Gfx: Drew Northcott
Music: Tiny

Commodore 64 version

The Commodore Sixty Four Version of Shinobi has produced by Random Access
Programming: Simon Pick
Graphics: Ned Langman
Loading Music: Tiny Williams
Disk Loader: Nick Pelling
Tape Loader Assistance: Jacco
Game Testing and Management: Daniel Marchant

DOS version

The IBM Version of Shinobi was produced by Micromosaics Inc.
Producer: Lary Rosenblatt
Programming: Mark Sutton-Smith, Chadler Driggs, John Sanderson, Warren R. Tucker
Graphics: Josie Koehne, Darrin Stubbington
Copyright Nineteen Eighty Nine
By Sega Enterprises Ltd

MSX version

A Binary Design Production
Programmed by: David Leitch
Graphics by: Drew Northcott
Music by Tiny Williams

ZX Spectrum version

A Binary Design Production
Programmed by: David Leitch
Graphics by: Drew Northcott
Music by Tiny Williams

Magazine articles

Main article: Shinobi (home computers)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #10: "November 1989" (1989-xx-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #95: "October 1989" (1989-09-16)
also published in:
  • Crash (UK) #69: "October 1989" (1989-09-19)[8]
  • Commodore User (UK) #73: "October 1989" (1989-09-26)[2]
  • Commodore User (UK) #74: "November 1989" (1989-10-23)[9]
</div>
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Tilt (FR) #70: "Octobre 1989" (1989-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
39 №26, p56[1]
53 №20, p43[10]
66 №7, p96[11]
77 №72, p20-21[12]
50 №24, p82[13]
Commodore Amiga
57
Based on
5 reviews

Amiga, US
Shinobi Amiga US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngShinobi Amiga US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Shinobi Amiga US Disk.jpg
Disk
Amiga, UK
Shinobi Amiga EU Box.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (Mastertronic Plus)
Shinobi Amiga UK Box Front MPlus.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (Tronix)
Shinobi Amiga UK Box Front Tronix.jpg
Cover

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №24, p82[13]
58 №39, p77[14]
Amstrad CPC
59
Based on
2 reviews

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
Shinobi CPC EU Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)

Amstrad CPC, UK
(cassette) (Mastertronic Plus)
Shinobi CPC EU Box Cassette MastertronicPlus.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK
(cassette) (Tronix)
Shinobi CPC UK Box Tronix.jpg
Cover
Shinobi CPC UK Cassette Tronix.jpg
Cassette
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
38 №26, p56[1]
60 №120, p91[4]
48 №25, p79[15]
Atari ST
49
Based on
3 reviews

Atari ST, UK

Atari ST, UK (Tronix)
Shinobi AtariST UK Box Back 16Blitz.jpgNospine-small.pngShinobi AtariST UK Box Front 16Blitz.jpg
Cover
Shinobi AtariST UK Disk1 16Blitz.jpg
Disk 1
Shinobi AtariST UK Disk2 16Blitz.jpg
Disk 2

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №13, p41[16]
90 №119, p85[6]
86 №54, p17[17]
80 №77, p73[18]
Commodore 64
85
Based on
4 reviews

Commodore 64, US
Shinobi C64 US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngShinobi C64 US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
Shinobi C64 EU Box.jpg
Cover
Shinobi C64 UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
Commodore 64, UK (disk)

Commodore 64, UK
(Mastertronic Plus)
Shinobi C64 EU Box MastertronicPlus.jpg
Cover
Shinobi C64 UK Cassette MPlus.jpg
Cassette
Commodore 64, UK (Tronix)
Shinobi C64 UK Box Tronix.jpg
Cover
Shinobi C64 UK Cassette Tronix.jpg
Cassette

DOS version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №6, p149[19]
IBM PC compatibles
70
Based on
1 review

DOS, US
Shinobi DOS US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngShinobi DOS US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Shinobi DOS US Disk1.jpg
Disk 1

MSX version

MSX, ES

Shinobi MSX ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №69, p46[20]
54 №24, p82[13]
75 №92, p35[21]
71 №47, p35[22]
73 №70, p61[23]
ZX Spectrum
70
Based on
5 reviews

ZX Spectrum, UK
Shinobi Spectrum UK Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK
(Mastertronic Plus)
Shinobi Spectrum EU MasterTronic Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK (Tronix)
Shinobi Spectrum EU Tronix Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
Shinobi Spectrum ES Box Back.jpgNospine.pngShinobi Spectrum ES Box Front.jpg
Cover

References


Games in the Shinobi Series
Arcade
Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System
Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
IBM PC compatibles
MSX
Shinobi (1989)
Sega Mega Drive
The Revenge of Shinobi (1989) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
Sega Game Gear
The GG Shinobi (1991) | The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)
Sega Saturn
Shinobi Legions (1995)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Nintendo 3DS
Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Shinobi related media
Music
The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | Shinobi Original Soundtrack (2002) | Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi Music Collection (2009) | Shinobi 3D Original Soundtrack (2012) | Kunoichi Original Soundtrack (2014) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (2015) | The Revenge of Shinobi (2016)
Book
Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)