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Squad Challenge - Shinobi (Sega Master System)


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Sega Master System
Difficulty Level: Default
SINGLE LIFE: Achieve high score using only one life to win challenge
Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST May 31st, 2019



OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between May 15th through May 31st, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor!


ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome!


PLAY RULES: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.


DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Default. There are no difficulty options in Shinobi. Press Start to play.


SINGLE LIFE RUN: You are only allowed ONE LIFE to achieve your high score in this Squad Challenge.


FAIR PLAY: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater.


MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: https://forums.atari.io/topic/1219-high-score-squad-how-to-play/


MESSAGE: Welcome to our 60th Squad Challenge! This will be our FIRST Squad Challenge for the Sega Master System and for one of the system's pillar titles: Shinobi! This is a SINGLE LIFE RUN Challenge, and you are only allowed ONE LIFE to achieve your high score in this Squad Challenge. ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing!


NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for Atari Lynx. Be there!









Shinobi.pdf Shinobi.sms

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4 hours ago, atarilbc said:

Great pick for the squad challenge!  This is my first time playing this version of Shinobi since at least 1991! My childhood best friend had an SMS and I loved this game.  

Shinobi is what introduced me to the Sega Master System. It was the first game I played. I was at a friend's house, and he and his older brother were Shinobi ninja masters. I really loved the Sega Master System, there are a lot of really awesome games on there. I wish we could do a Phantasy Star Squad Challenge. SMS is what opened me up to other systems and made me realize I had a passion for 8-Bit gaming outside of just Atari. It's hard to imagine 1986-1989 without enjoying all of these systems to the max.


3 hours ago, atarilbc said:


Dude that is incredible.

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1 hour ago, atarilbc said:

I can't remember if it was Shinobi, Rampage or Space Harrier that I played first. I just recall being very impressed when I first played an SMS in 1989.  At the time I had an XEGS so you can imagine how much better the SMS looked and played compared to Atari's repackaged A8. 

Absolutely can! One of the first games I played on Sega Master System at my friend's house was F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was my first time seeing a Sega Card. I thought it was one of the coolest things I had ever seen! This was before the TurboGrafx-16 came out. The Sega Cards were less expensive than regular game cartridges and F-16 Fighting Falcon wasn't that impressive of a game, honestly this is one example where the XEGS may have outshined the SMS with Flight Simulator II. But playing video games on something the size of a credit card seemed really impressive. The other thing that stood out to me was using dual controllers to play F-16 Fighting Falcon. My friend and I (we were kids at the time) made a really cool "cockpit" out of cardboard boxes and magic marker. We taped the two Sega Master System controllers to our cardboard cockpit and flew what we thought were the coolest missions. Our cardboard controller beat Nintendo Labo by 30 years. :sega_master_system:

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I did this on a live stream tonight, around the 8:00 mark. First time I've played this game in a long time! Gave the site some shout outs too.


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Awesome challenge!! I already see a lot of great attempts 😅

I’ll definitely have a crack at this. The Master System was my second console after the 2600 and shinobi was one of my favorite games back then! Never managed to beat it though, curious to see how I’ll do now 😄


allright here’s my first try:

139050. Only 1 bar left when I got to tha choppaaa!


Edited by ThatBuffGamer
Score update

The game is never over!

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