Sega's Crazy Pitch For Modern Remakes Of Its Classic Games

Here's something so nutty it might actually have worked: a few years back Sega's Australian studio pitched an idea for a series of remakes called "Sega Reborn", which wouldn't just recreate classic games like Golden Axe and Altered Beast, but somehow tie them into the same, single universe. » 8/27/13 11:30pm 8/27/13 11:30pm

The Most Badass Classic Ninja Games

There's no doubt that ninja are among the coolest video game characters. They do everything with style; running, jumping, fighting, even breathing. These games—mostly platformers—were able to capture this no matter how limited the hardware capacity was; ninja always look awesome. » 2/06/13 7:00am 2/06/13 7:00am

Shinobi Takes Revenge This Tuesday on 3DS

It's been a hell of a month for side-scrollers from 20 or more years ago. First Sonic, next Mario and now Shinobi. Joe Musashi is back, on the 3DS. This launch trailer sets up his mission of revenge and shows off what looks like some gyrometer-enabled gameplay. Players will mix a new combo system in with good old… » 11/11/11 9:30pm 11/11/11 9:30pm

You’ll Be Able to Play Shinobi and Sonic Generations on the 3DS in…

So, you've held on, 3DS owner. You've maintained ownership Nintendo's stereoscopic handheld despite a software portfolio that's been rough going. When will you be able to play a classic arcade ninja or a beloved, speedy hedgehog, you've cried?! One Japanese publisher has heard you and their answer is soon. » 10/27/11 12:40pm 10/27/11 12:40pm

These Are All Real Achievements: Not in the Face, Quit Poking Me,…

Shinobi isn't just a wonderful throw-back to the classic, painfully hard Shinobi of the 80s, it's also a game with a surprisingly long, surprisingly humorous list of achievements. » 10/12/11 10:40am 10/12/11 10:40am

Shinobi's StreetPass for Nintendo 3DS Has Something I Really, Really…

I love Shinobi, the original 1987 arcade game, more than almost any other video game created since. Yes, I'm serious. So I'm probably atypically excited that Joe Musashi from Sega's arcade classic is unlockable in Griptonite's Shinobi for 3DS. » 9/30/11 5:40pm 9/30/11 5:40pm

Shinobi 3DS Is Losing Beauty Contests to Metal Gear Solid 3DS

If you thought Metal Gear Solid 3DS looked ugly, get a load of what Sega and Griptonite are doing to Shinobi. Maybe they'll look better in 3D? » 8/18/11 2:20pm 8/18/11 2:20pm

More Waiting for Nintendo 3DS Games As Sega Delays Two

Sega's side-scrolling ninja game Shinobi and puzzler CRUSH3D, both originally due in September have been pushed. Griptonite's Shinobi is now a November 15 release in North America, with CRUSH3D moving way out to February 21 of next year. » 7/19/11 4:20pm 7/19/11 4:20pm

We Must Teach Younger Gamers the True Meaning of Ninja

Commenter Kevwood112 worries that we as a community may have lost sight of what it means to be a ninja, which should be a good thing, as you aren't supposed to see them anyway. Let's Speak Up about it. » 7/18/11 11:20am 7/18/11 11:20am

These Are the First Game Gear Games for the Nintendo 3DS eShop

Game Gear and the Turbografx are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. According to Nintendo, here are the first Game Gear titles, all with a "Summer" release window: Columns, Dragon Crystal, Shinobi, Sonic Drift, Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble. » 6/13/11 6:00am 6/13/11 6:00am

Shinobi Delivers a Rare 3DS Game To Get Excited About

Ignore that this is a 3D game for Nintendo's latest portable. Ignore that it's been nearly a decade since we've seen a new title staring Joe Musashi. Embrace, instead, the fact that this is a Shinobi that fans of the 1987 side-scrolling arcade game may recognize and could come to love. » 5/26/11 11:00am 5/26/11 11:00am

Sega's Shinobi and Sonic Generations Outed for Nintendo 3DS

It would appear that the Sonic game with double the Sonic is, in fact, coming to Nintendo 3DS, as already semi-announced by, well, Sega itself. But Shinobi? Well, that's good news too. Thanks, Nintendo Power magazine! » 5/24/11 8:30pm 5/24/11 8:30pm

Sega Genesis Classics Now Available On Steam

The first batch of downloadable Sega Genesis games for the PC has hit Steam, giving gamers a new way to spend $2.99 apiece on games like Ecco the Dolphin, Vectorman, and Sonic 3D Blast. » 6/01/10 4:30pm 6/01/10 4:30pm

ESRB Rates Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Blaster Master For Virtual…

The Wii Virtual Console is due to get a double dose of 8-bit adventure soon, as the ESRB has rated Sega Master System spin-off Alex Kidd in Shinobi World and NES classic Blaster Master for Nintendo's service. » 12/07/09 3:40pm 12/07/09 3:40pm

The Nintendo Download: Rayman, Street Fighter, And Shinobi

Eleven new titles make their debut across WiiWare, DSiWare, and the Virtual Console this week, with performances by Street Fighter Alpha, the arcade version of Shinobi, and a little Rayman for your DSi. » 12/07/09 12:40pm 12/07/09 12:40pm

Before Pink Spidey, There Was Shinobi's Green Spidey

This weekend's post about the Wii Virtual Console version of Revenge of Shinobi swapping a bubblegum pink "Spider-Man" for the copyright offending blue and red version in the Genesis original reminded me of the changes made to the XBLA Shinobi. » 8/10/09 9:40pm 8/10/09 9:40pm