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Shinobi Arcade

Hack of Shinobi


This hack was made to improve the ugly graphics of the game Shinobi for the NES,so the graphics and palettes have been changed to resemble more to the Arcade version.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Shinobi (U).nes
  • SHA-1: 66662F77437A69A9BA0470F877754E7946C157D7
  • ROM MD5: 3BC8F6E9E606E28F40655531CB5CC5EE




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
the jabuHacking

User Review Information

Makes the NES version playable

Reviewed By: Rodimus Primal on 21 Mar 2015

If you’ve played this game in the arcades, on the Sega Master System, Commodore 64, or elsewhere, then playing Tengen’s unlicensed port of this sometimes forgotten gem is an eyesore. The choices of color palettes is blinding and the sprites look like they rushed to draw them. The thing is, the gameplay is still solid all things considered.

Now this comes along and actually brings the arcade classic home on the NES. The colors no longer are blinding, and they better match the arcade. The sprites look so much better redrawn. My only issue is the change of colors on the sprites during the night. The arcade did not do that and while it adds effect, I think he should stay the same gray throughout the game. That aside, this is a great improvement and is highly recommended.

Update for 1.1. Includes a separate hack for those of us who are purists that allows Joe Musashi to remain in his arcade colors throughout the game. Improvements abound. This hack is worth it.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Makes the NES version playableRodimus Primal21 Mar 20151.1Yes