Shinobi (忍) is a side-scrolling platform action game where you play a modern-day ninja named Joe Musashi who is trying to discover who is responsible for several children being kidnapped. Each stage is crawling with thugs that Musashi must dispatch by hitting them with shurikens, kicks, his katana, explosive bullets, or one of his deadly ninjitsu techniques. The game is broken up into five missions, each with 2-3 stages and a boss.
Shinobi uses Sega's popular System 16 arcade hardware.
Shinobi's music was composed by Yasuhiro Kawakami who combined traditional Japanese-sounding instruments with a modern rock beat. In addition to several background tunes, Kawakami added a couple fanfares to round out the soundtrack.
|01||BGM 1||Yasuhiro Kawakami||1:14||Download|
|02||BGM 2||Yasuhiro Kawakami||1:32||Download|
|03||BGM 3||Yasuhiro Kawakami||1:42||Download|
|04||BGM 4||Yasuhiro Kawakami||1:43||Download|
|05||Stage Clear||Yasuhiro Kawakami||0:03||Download|
|06||Boss 1||Yasuhiro Kawakami||2:23||Download|
|07||Boss 2||Yasuhiro Kawakami||1:09||Download|
|08||Mission Clear||Yasuhiro Kawakami||0:04||Download|
|09||Bonus Stage||Yasuhiro Kawakami||0:21||Download|
|10||Ending (Game Over)||Yasuhiro Kawakami||0:29||Download|
The game has credits, but it is all aliases. Some of the aliases are now known, but there is no indication which one, if any, is for Yasuhiro Kawakami. Kawakami's name is ascribed to Shinobi in the Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi - Music Collection soundtrack.
Source verification is needed.
The music was logged to VGM format during game play. The internal format is, as of yet, unknown, and a true audio program rip does not yet exist. The soundtrack was recorded with Game Emu Player v1.191 in foobar2000.