Shinobi (home computers)

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Shinobi
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Publisher: The Sales Curve
Developer:
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, IBM PC, MSX, and ZX Spectrum.

History

Development

Rights to the home computer version of Shinobi were originally granted to FIL (French Image Logiciel)[8].

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


IBM PC 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


ZX Spectrum version

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


MSX version

Original Spectrum version: Binary Design
MSX version: Masters Assembler Development
Programmed by Javier Fáfula, Gonzalo "Gonzo" Suárez

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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Print advert in VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #10: "November 1989" (1989-1x-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #95: "October 1989" (1989-09-16)
also published in:
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Print advert in Tilt (FR) #70: "Octobre 1989" (1989-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Pixel (GR) #59: "Októvrios 1989" (1989-xx-xx)
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Print advert in New Computer Express (UK) #56: "December 2 1989" (1989-11-30)
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Print advert in Pixel (GR) #67: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
39
[1]
Amiga Computing (UK)
53
[12]
Amiga Format (UK)
36
[13]
Amiga Joker (DE)
62
[14]
Amiga Power (UK)
66
[15]
Commodore User (UK)
77
[16]
The Games Machine (UK)
50
[17]
Games-X (UK)
10
[18]
New Computer Express (UK)
0
[19]
Power Play (DE)
48
[20]
Commodore Amiga
44
Based on
10 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

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 
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[21]
The Games Machine (UK)
60
[17]
Zzap! (IT)
58
[22]
Amstrad CPC
64
Based on
3 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
39
[1]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
79
[21]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
60
[4]
The Games Machine (UK)
48
[23]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[24]
Atari ST
57
Based on
5 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Commodore Force (UK)
80
[25]
Commodore Format (UK)
82
[26]
Commodore User (UK)
76
[27]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
87
[21]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[6]
Games-X (UK)
90
[28]
Your Commodore (UK)
50
[29]
Zzap!64 (UK)
86
[30]
Zzap! (IT)
86
[31]
Commodore 64
81
Based on
9 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

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

IBM PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
23
[32]
Joystick (FR)
70
[33]
IBM PC compatibles
47
Based on
2 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

IBM PC, 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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Crash (UK)
76
[34]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[21]
The Games Machine (UK)
54
[17]
Sinclair User (UK)
75
[35]
Your Sinclair (UK)
71
[36]
Your Sinclair (UK)
73
[37]
ZX Spectrum
72
Based on
6 reviews

Shinobi (home computers)

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 ACE, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-xx), page 56
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 File:CommodoreUser UK 73.pdf, page 26 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":File:CommodoreUser UK 73.pdf_p26" defined multiple times with different content
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Computer & Video Games, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-16), page 103
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-15), page 91
  5. File:CGW US 065.pdf, page 92
  6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-15), page 85
  7. File:YourSinclair UK 091.pdf, page 87
  8. The Games Machine, "October 1988" (UK; 1988-09-15), page 35
  9. Crash, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-19), page 4
  10. New Computer Express, "October 7, 1989" (UK; 1989-10-05), page 11
  11. Commodore User, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-23), page 40
  12. Amiga Computing, "Volume 2, Number 8: January 1990" (UK; 19xx-xx-xx), page 43
  13. Amiga Format, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-xx), page 50
  14. Amiga Joker, "Dezember '89" (DE; 1989-11-26), page 24
  15. Amiga Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-24), page 96
  16. Commodore User, "September 1989" (UK; 1989-08-xx), page 20
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Games Machine, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-12), page 82
  18. Games-X, "12th-18th September 1991" (UK; 1991-09-12), page 15
  19. New Computer Express, "October 7, 1989" (UK; 1989-10-05), page 59
  20. Power Play, "12/89" (DE; 1989-11-13), page 68
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Computer & Video Games, "August 1989" (UK; 1989-07-15), page 16
  22. Zzap!, "Novembre 1989" (IT; 1989-xx-xx), page 77
  23. The Games Machine, "December 1989" (UK; 1989-11-09), page 79
  24. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1990" (ES; 19xx-xx-xx), page 33
  25. Commodore Force, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-24), page 20
  26. Commodore Format, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-19), page 41
  27. Commodore User, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-26), page 68
  28. Games-X, "15th-21st August 1991" (UK; 1991-08-15), page 11
  29. Your Commodore, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-27), page 39
  30. Zzap!64, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 17
  31. Zzap!, "Ottobre 1989" (IT; 1989-xx-xx), page 36
  32. Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1991" (DE; 1991-11-15), page 76
  33. Joystick, "Juin 1990" (FR; 1990-05-xx), page 143
  34. Crash, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-19), page 46
  35. Sinclair User, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-18), page 35
  36. Your Sinclair, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 35
  37. Your Sinclair, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61


Shinobi (home computers)

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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)
Game Boy Advance
The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Nintendo 3DS
Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages Shinobi (2019)
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
Shinobi: The Fear Pavilion (1994) | Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi: The Rise of Hotsuma (2002) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)