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The Cyber Shinobi

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The Cyber Shinobi
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[1] 7050
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7050
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7050
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7050
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?




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The Cyber Shinobi is a Sega Master System game released in 1990 by Sega. It is a sequel to Shinobi, set in the future time of "2XXX", where the grandson of Joe Musashi must defeat the evil Cyber Zeed terrorist organisation who stole massive amounts of plutonium from world governments and threaten to start a nuclear war.

Game was not well received due to its slow gameplay and the large status screen that covers nearly 30 percent of the screen.

Gameplay

Cyber Shinobi is a platforming game. Musashi's main weapons is a sword which he can use to attack his enemies. By pressing down 1, he can make a powerful slash. By pressing 2, Musashi can jump and by pressing and holding 2, he can make a long jump; holding Up and pressing 2 makes Musashi jump higher.

Musashi has access to several ranged weapons, which can be used by holding Up and pressing 1. By capturing shot power-ups, he can upgrade his ranged weapons.

Traditional in Shinobi games, Musashi also has access to Ninja Magic. Similar to shot power-ups, he can use stronger ninja magic by not using the magic immediately and saving them. Difference between magics, other than overall damage is simply cosmetic, however.

Weapons

  • Shuriken: A powerful ninja star that moves in a straight line.
  • Arm Vulcan: Musashi removes his cyborg arm and unleashes a stream of bullets in from of him. Weaker than other weapons but very fast.
  • Grenade: A hand grenade causes massive damage and moves over a small parabolic arc.

Stages

CyberShinobi SMS Stage1.png Stage 1 - Construction Site
Boss: Crazy Bull, a modified bulldozer.
CyberShinobi SMS Stage2.png Stage 2 - Harbor
Boss: Sea Bat, a powerful submarine armed with missiles.
CyberShinobi SMS Stage3.png Stage 3 - Field
Boss: Heli Blast, an attack helicopter.
CyberShinobi SMS Stage4.png Stage 4 - Jungle
Boss: Blacktiger, an overgrown beast as the name implies.
CyberShinobi SMS Stage5.png Stage 5 - Waterfall
Boss: Red Hopper, a octopus-like robot.
CyberShinobi SMS Stage6.png Stage 6 - Enemy Hideout
Boss: Psy Gunner, a robot equipped with a variety of weapons and a protective barrier.

Production credits

  • Planner: Cap-Elf, Min
  • Designer: Hide, Udi, Mic-Satho, Fudho-Jyo
  • Programmer: K.Tany, 凨雲, Sekihin
  • Composer: Shirige Nuki, Shiriko Dama
  • Director: Chief-N
  • Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: The Cyber Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
54 №1, p25Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[3]
46 №114, p74[4]
58 №1, p132Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[5]
76 №14, p150[6]
58 №5, p72-74[7]
77 №7, p41[8]
26 №1/91, p182[9]
71 №7, p48[1]
55 №18, p30/31
40 №23, p56
Sega Master System
56
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, EU
CyberShinobi SMS EU Box 6.jpg
Cover
CyberShinobiSMSEUManual3L.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (8 languages)
CyberShinobi SMS EU Box 8.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
CyberShinobi SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
CyberShinobi SMS BR Cart Back.jpgCyberShinobi SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Raze UK 07.pdf, page 48
  2. File:Supergame BR 08.pdf, page 48
  3. File:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf, page 25
  4. File:CVG UK 114.pdf, page 74
  5. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 132
  6. File:Joystick FR 014.pdf, page 150
  7. File:MeanMachines UK 05.pdf, page 72
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 007.pdf, page 41
  9. File:PowerPlay DE 034.pdf, page 182


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)