Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Shinobi, Revenge of Shinobi, The Super Shinobi and now The Cyber Shinobi. Doesn't this Shinobi guy ever give up? Les Ellis wished he would
Old Zeed has been quiet since his defeat by the grand old ninja, Mushashi, In the previous Master System encounter Shinobi. The world has learned to live in peace and harmony, and all the daisies are nice pretty colours, ah... But death, destruction and domestic disputes are soon to return as Zeed plans his ultimate victory, nuclear meltdown of the planet.
Zeed has sent out his minions, the Cyber Zeed, to steal the world's supply of plutonium. Realising this, the countries of the world rally together and form a coalition force to stop this atrocity. But it is all to no avail. The forces don't know what they're coming up against, and under estimate the power of ninjutsu (the magic used by ninjas).
But there is one man who knows only too well the power that the Cyber Zeed forces possess, and that man is Joe Mushashi, grandson of the great ninja Mushashi. Joe is a master of the four ninjutsus - fire, tornado, lightning and Earth element - and the only man who can defeat Zeed.
To get to Zeed, you must fight your way through six tough levels. You move through the levels jumping obstacles and using a combination of martial arts moves and weaponry to defeat all Zeed's minions. Extra power-ups can be collected along the way, details of which are listed in the box on this page. At the end of each level, you'll encounter one of Zeed's major henchmen. Each big guy has a weak point which is revealed before you start the level.
The whole game takes place against the old enemy, time. Will you be able to save the world from total destruction? The clock is ticking...
POWER (-UPS) TO THE PEOPLE
There are many boxes littering your path. Break them open to reveal these useful power-ups.
Life - When your life gauge is full, picking this up gives you an extra chance at the round.
Ninjutsu - Gives you the magic of the ninja.
Power - Increases the bash-power of your ninja sword.
Shot - Gives you the use of different types of weapons.
✘ The animation is a bit rough.
✔ Detailed and colourful backdrops.
✘ Awful music plays throughout.
✘ Hit effects can't be heard over the din.
✘ Let down badly by jerky scrolling.
✔ Six challenging levels of ninja fodder
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