Shinobi (忍)

Released in 1987

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

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Shinobi marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

You play a ninja on a one man mission out to destroy a evil force and save kidnapped hostages.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 2080 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 10 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 4 Mhz
uPD7759 audio

Hardware Platform

Sega System 1B

Mame ROMs

shinobi, Shinobi (set 1)
shinobia, Shinobi (set 2)
shinobl, Shinobi (bootleg)

Game Details

Sega's Shinobi is a side scrolling action game where you throw ninja stars to kill numerous enemies or when the action gets rough, call on some ninja magic to kill everyone on the screen. Stages usually have 2 stories to hop up and down on by a super jump which helps in sneaking up on the enemy. Offers a good challenge, 1 hit and you're dead.

Runs on Sega's System 16 hardware. The board is natively non-Jamma so you will need a adapter to wire it up for a conversion.



Shinobi control panel
control panel


Shinobi cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Shinobi title screen
title screen
Shinobi gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Shinobi promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Ren_Hoek. Comment: "Classic!" 2003-11-23 01:26:42Z

***** by rupa. Comment: "one of my all time favorites. " 2004-11-27 04:54:52Z

***** by pipoca. Comment: "my favorit game ever wend i was a kid i spend so much money on this game i could finish the game without losing any lives." 2005-10-05 16:57:38Z

***** by rmicone. Comment: "This game rocked! I could never beat the end... those bastards on the Stilt level, blue and green ninjas coming up from below... such an amazing game... such satisfaction casting those spells and having every guy on the screen die... someone should port this to an Xbox 360 or PS3." 2007-01-26 12:36:45Z

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This game page was created 8/3/98 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/27/00 3:23:37 PM