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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] As the ninja Shinobi (Joe Musashi) you must stop the criminal organization known as Zeed, who have kidnapped the children of the Oboro clan. Test your ninja skills through five missions of increasing difficulty, and make your way to Zeed's headquarters to free all the hostages. The Ring of Five, the leaders of Zeed, are determined to stop you as you face off against one of them at the end of each stage. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Even though I was hoping to keep this review short, the game is still cool for school. Shinobi spawned a variety of other Ninja inspired games during the 80’s and hopefully we will see some of these on XBox Live.
  2. A solid little action game that works beautifully with the 400-Point price-tag.
  3. 60
    If you're a Shinobi fan or just someone looking for a cheap title to play, you might take away some fun from the XBLA package of Shinobi, but if you're looking for more substance in your XBLA experience, we don't recommend you go a round with this ninja.
  4. Unless you're an avid Shinobi fan, let this one pass you by. [Oct 2009, p.77]
  5. Entertaining enough, but not the best Sega arcade title on XBLA. [Issue#48, p.99]
  6. 40
    Shinobi isn't worth $5. It's that simple.
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