The GG Shinobi
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|The GG Shinobi|
|System(s): Sega Game Gear, Palm OS, Virtual Console|
|Developer: Sega CS|
|Number of players: 1|
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The GG Shinobi (Ｔｈｅ ＧＧ忍), also referred to simply as Shinobi on western game covers, is an entry to the Shinobi series. Released exclusively on the Sega Game Gear in 1991, it sees the player rescue different coloured Shinobi characters, each completely playable with their own special skills.
The GG Shinobi was followed by Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (The GG Shinobi II in Japan), another exclusive Game Gear game.
Main Weapon: Short range 180 degrees sword slash towards the front.
Special Technique: None
Ninjutsu: Earthquake. Damages all enemies on the screen and destroys cracked boulders.
Main Weapon: Manriki-kusari. Blade with a long chain. Powerful and has better range.
Special Technique: Can use his weapon to swing from grappling points.
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.
Main Weapon: Chi blasts. Medium range weak projectiles fired from hands. Holding the attack button allow firing a more powerful blast.
Special Technique: Walking over water.
Ninjutsu: Ikazuchi. Creates a lightning barrier that protects the user from damage until it takes enough damage or dissappears.
Main Weapon: Short ranged but powerful bombs.
Special Technique: Can walk on ceilings.
Ninjutsu: Flash. Creates a blinding light that stuns the enemies and illuminates dark areas.
Main Weapons: Shurikens, long range but weak power.
Special Technique: Double Jump. Pressing attack button during double jump fires 5 shurikens towards the ground. (Similar to the special attack in Revenge of the Shinobi and Shinobi 3)
Ninjutsu: Mijin. Creates a powerful blast that will kill all enemies on the screen and cause heavy damage to bosses. It costs one life though.
One of these aliases is Yukio Futatsugi
- Main article: The GG Shinobi/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- File:GGShinobi GG EU Box Back.jpg
- File:GGShinobi GG JP Box Front.jpg
- https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (archived: 2018-12-07 04:57)
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 27
- GamePro, "September 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 46
- Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
- Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 97
- http://www.sega.com/palm/purchase/buy_select_shinobi.jhtml (archived: 2003-04-17 04:47)
- http://vc.sega.jp/3ds/ggshinobi/ (archived: 2017-10-29 06:58)
- http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/us4h9rLO3WTM2ZjsLYfadJ_OielVrsMW (archived: 2012-03-09 02:17)
- http://www.nintendolife.com/games/gamegear/shinobi (archived: 2017-07-04 15:13)
- Mega Drive Fan, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-08), page 140
- ACE, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-08), page 73
- Consoles +, "Tilt Hors-Serie" (FR; 1991-07-xx), page 117
- Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 149
- Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 102
- Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-05-10), page 14
- Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
- Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 35
- Games-X, "14th-20th June 1991" (UK; 1991-06-14), page 35
- Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 48
- Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 124
- Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 58
- Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
- Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 44
- Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 12
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61
- Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 28
- Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 25
- Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
- User, "Mártios 1992" (GR; 1992-0x-xx), page 86
- Zero, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 71
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