Shonobi is a 1989 Pc Engine game by Asmik. Is the home porting of the famous Sega arcade. It's lodged on a 3 Mbit cartridge.
Back in the late 80's Shinobi was one of the most played and well reveived arcades around. It was natural, in 1989, to see a load of home portings. Let's be clear, in 1989 the home systems weren't so powerful, and the only console that could have had a good convertion was the Sega Megadrive, but it was later grace by an outstanding reboot of the serie. So, the most powerful machine in which you can play Shinobi, was the Pc Engine. Let's start from the beginning: while it was considered the best home conversion, there is a whole bunch to say. The graphics are heavily dowmgraded: few on screen colors, animation frames missing, sprite dimension reduced. The sound is downgraded also, and some tracks were removed. The whole stage 2 is missing (so no helicopter, no ninja-subs). The bonus stage has been removed also (no scaling effects). Some enemies were removed, the close combat kick was taken out, the power up also, as the voices. The boss battles were also less spectacular (Mandara had only a row of buddha-like statues, ken-oh dimensions are blatantly reduced). Ok, a lot of stuff is missing, but this conversion, if you turn back the clock in 1989, was more than accettable. The arcade feeling was present, the game was recognizable and looked like the arcade, moreless. In conclusion, this version of the game has aged pretty bad, but in 1989 was the closest to the arcade you could have at home. If you expect a perfect reproduction of the arcade, don't buy it. #sega#shinobi#asmik#pcengine#nec#turbografx16#retrogame#retrogames#retrogamers#retrogaming#gamestagram#consoleaddict#oldschoolgaming#8bit#16bit#arcade#arcades
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