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7.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 500 ratings
  1. 10 (53)
  2. 9 (72)
  3. 8 (207)
  4. 7 (100)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (19)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (11)

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  • Rating:7.5

    If you like games that make your fingers hurt and getting your ass kicked thousands of times, then this is for you!

    --PROS-- Very tight controls | Tons of large stages to explore | Decent graphics and soundtrack | Very challenging boss battles | Awesome "Tate" combos --CONS-- The controls can sometimes hurt your fingers (Especialy ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Inspiring and Frustrating... in a good way.

    Nightshade, or a kunoichi, a female ninja which is best suited for hotsuma (lol) well how do we begin, first the story, the story is a sequel to the famous "shinobi" by hotsuma, you play the role of hibana a female ninja... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    This game gets exponentially better once you unlock Hotsuma.

    Playing with Hibana has its quirks, and her character design, in my opinion, adds to the challenge of this game. Once Hotsuma is unlocked, it's havoc on a different level. He doesn't have to dive-kick opponents to break ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Old-School action as tight as they come.

    I loved Shinobi when it came out for the PS2, even with its over-the-top difficulty. It took me 2 years (almost) to finally slay the final boss of the game, which was just in time for Nightshade to come out. If there was... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.3

    This game can be descirbed with one word....bleh

    The gameplay is very bland and it isnt too hard when you learn the controls. Its cool until you play for 45 min and then you'll want to move on. Most of the levels look n feel the same it isnt really all that. The combat... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    THIS is better than Shinobi?!?!?!

    I knew it was gonna be hard, but did it have to be because of endless chasms and pits? What kind of crap is this? Okay, so maybe it has some good points, like the extended combo ability wit the short swords, that allow y... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    It's always good to see games with sexy ninja girls...

    This game is one of the greatest I've ever played, mosto gaes today take one wek or less to be beaten, I've been playing this one for 5 months and I haven't even unlocke 1/4 of it. The game looks like a Dreamcast game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.8

    Thumb hurting.

    Sega games are meant to be good, but this one isn't, period. Graphically, Nightshade is ok, with nice models and good animations. The most appraisable feature is the frame rate: rosk-steady and smooth during all the gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    A rushed game

    I can honestly say that i do not like this game. The only reason i'm giving this a 5.5 because i had some sort of fun with it. Shinobi was a great game and it was fun and Very Challenging. The story was good and the game... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8

    This Game Is Great And I Just Can't Get Off Of It And This Game Is So My Type I Love It So Much And I Don't Know If I..

    Can get off of it this game is so good i am glad i've picked it up from the store and it was the last copy their it's very hard i want to brake my controler in half i don't know this game is hard very hard and very fun i... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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