Shinobi II: The Silent Fury

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Shinobi II: The Silent Fury
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,5003,500 G-3315
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9934.99[6] 2421
Sega Game Gear
EU
2421
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM 89.9589.95[7] 2421
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[8][9] 2421
Sega Game Gear
BR
075280

Shinobi II: The Silent Fury, known as The GG Shinobi II (The GG忍II) in Japan, is the sequel to The GG Shinobi. It was released for the Sega Game Gear in 1992.

Story

The evil Techno-Warriors have enlisted the Black Ninja, master of ninja techniques, to help them take over Neo City. This evil syndicate has captured the four Elemental Crystals and their guardian ninjas. Joe Musashi, the Red Shinobi, must rescue his four fellow ninjas and retrieve their corresponding Elemental Crystals, before the final showdown against the evil Black Ninja in his castle.

Gameplay

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Pause menu

The GG Shinobi is an action platform game similar to its predecessor. The player begins the game as the Red Ninja, whose mission is to retrieve five Elemental Crystals that were stolen by the enemy and spread across different locations. Similar to the original game, the first four rounds can be played in any order, and the player gains control of another ninja after completing each. Each ninja character has a unique weapon, ninjutsu, and ability. Some of the ninjas have different abilities from the previous game. Depending on the stage, the player must use a specific ninja's ability in order to reach the location of the crystal. As a result, some of the stages must be played more than once if the player does not have the necessary character yet. When the first four crystals are all gathered, the player gains access to the enemy's main base, where the fifth crystal is being held by the Black Ninja.

The ninja can be moved around with Left or Right and can crouch with Down. He can move while crouching with Down-left and Down-right. He can enter doors and elevators with Up. He can jump with 2 and jump off a platform with Down+2. The 1 button strikes with the ninja's primary weapon. The  START  button invokes up a menu that allows the player to change the currently played ninja or use the current ninja's ninjutsu ability by selecting 忍術. The player can use ninjutsu abilities a finite amount of times; the player starts with no uses available but can gain opportunities by finding the Ninjutsu item throughout the game. The number of uses of ninjutsu is retained between rounds but not if the player loses a life.

The ninjas share a life gauge, which is diminished each time a ninja takes damage from an enemy weapon. It can be replenished by finding a Heart item. Each round (except the last) contains a Power-Up item that permanently augments the player's life gauge. Touching an enemy but not a weapon knocks the ninja back without doing damage. If a ninja loses the entire life gauge, the player loses a life. If the player runs out of lives, the game ends, but it can be continued. The game also has a password system for continuing at a later time.

Characters

The Red Ninja is initially available, but the others must be unlocked by completing rounds.

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Red Ninja
  • Main Weapon: Short-ranged, 180-degree sword slash towards the front.
  • Special Technique: None.
  • Ninjutsu: Teleportation. Teleports to the beginning of the round or to a Transport item if found.
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Blue Ninja
  • Main Weapon: Manriki-kusari. Blade with a long chain. Powerful and medium range.
  • Special Technique: Swinging from grappling points by hitting them with the end of his weapon.
  • Ninjutsu: Tatsumaki. Turns into a whirlwind and flies around the screen. Can be controlled. Use it to reach high places. Also damages enemies it touches while flying.
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Yellow Ninja
  • Main Weapon: A large shuriken with sharp edges that returns to the user after throwing, similar to a boomerang.
  • Special Technique: Walking over water.
  • Ninjutsu: Ikazuchi. Creates a lightning barrier that protects the user from damage until it takes enough damage or disappears.
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Pink Ninja
  • Main Weapon: Short-ranged but powerful bombs.
  • Special Technique: Walking on ceilings by jumping and holding 2 on the ceiling. Release 2 to drop off the ceiling. The ninja cannot attack while on a ceiling.
  • Ninjutsu: Flash. Creates a blinding light that stuns the enemies and illuminates dark areas.
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Green Ninja
  • Main Weapons: Small shurikens, weak power but longest range.
  • Special Technique: Double jump by jumping and pressing 2 again at the height of the jump. Pressing 1 during the double jump fires 5 shurikens towards the ground, similar to the special attack in Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi III.
  • Ninjutsu: Earthquake. Damages all enemies on the screen and destroys cracked boulders.

Rounds

The first four rounds are available immediately and can be played in any order. Each contains an Elemental Crystal and unlocks a different ninja as a playable character once completed. Rounds can be replayed after they have been completed, and each contains areas and items that can only be accessed by a particular ninja's abilities.

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Castle
The Pink Crystal is hidden within the castle, with the Pink Ninja joining your team on defeating the boss.

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Building
The Yellow Crystal is hidden here, and the Yellow Ninja is unlocked after beating the round.

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Canyon
The Blue Crystal can be found within the caves of the canyon, and the Blue Ninja held by the round's boss.

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Factory
The Green Crystal is somewhere in the Factory, and defeating the boss will reward you with the Green Ninja.

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Enemy's Base
Unlocked once you have all the Crystals and Ninjas, this incredibly tough maze has a few surprises before you reach the final boss...

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Final Boss

Items

Items are revealed by breaking open item boxes and then can be collected by moving onto them.

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Heart
Replenishes two points on the player's life gauge.
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Ninjutsu
Gives the player another opportunity to use a ninja's ninjutsu ability.
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Transport
Allows the Red Ninja to teleport to the location of this item when using his Teleportation ninjutsu.
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Power-Up
Permanently increases the player's life gauge by two points. There is one hidden in each of the first four rounds.
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1-Up
Gives the player an extra life.
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Elemental Crystal
The objective of the game. One is found in each stage.
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Bomb
Explodes and damages the player if in range.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Shinobi II: The Silent Fury Shinobi II: The Silent Fury
English (US) Shinobi II: The Silent Fury Shinobi II: The Silent Fury
Japanese The GG忍II The GG Shinobi II

Production credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Shinobi II: The Silent Fury/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
83
[13]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
80
[8]
Game Power (IT)
65
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[6]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
91
[16]
Joypad (FR)
90
[17]
Joystick (FR) PAL
91
[18]
Player One (FR)
90
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
73
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[22]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
83
[23]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
84
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
75
[25]
User (GR) PAL
93
[26]
Video Games (DE) PAL
85
[27]
Sega Game Gear
83
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17 reviews

Shinobi II: The Silent Fury

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 30f1c984
MD5 8fa7438dec1403f2e9d7b1ca60b29f1a
SHA-1 2e7303f82d885cb84fa557e211954808c8ebe779
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:ShinobiII GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. File:ShinobiII GG JP Box Front.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
  4. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 90
  5. GamePro, "November 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 176
  6. 6.0 6.1 GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 150
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (DE; 1993-03-26), page 31
  8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1993 (Go! Issue 16)" (UK; 1993-01-15), page 20
  9. Sega Zone, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 17
  10. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 29
  11. Todo Sega, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-03-15), page 2
  12. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 2
  13. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1993" (DE; 1993-02-08), page 129
  14. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1992" (JP; 1992-11-07), page 33
  15. Game Power, "Febbraio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 85
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 84
  17. Joypad, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 151
  18. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 166
  19. Player One, "Janvier/Février 1993" (FR; 1993-01-10), page 100
  20. Sega Power, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 70
  21. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 37
  22. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  23. Sega Zone, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 16
  24. Sega Force, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 86
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
  26. User, "Ioúlios-Ávgoustos 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 50
  27. Video Games, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-27), page 119


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