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Old 31 March 2020, 07:23   #1
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Shinobi Arcade Conversion

Hi everyone.

Many years ago (1999 i think), i was dreaming of an arcade conversion of shinobi for amiga, but due to laziness i didn't bother about it. Is it possible? I mean the amiga conversion was a huge disaster and i rather play the c64 version which are superior in my opinion.

Now then rygar is done, it might not be impossible to make it happen???
Ryggar btw, is a really nice game.
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:47   #2
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Hmm, just looked at the Amiga version of Shinobi and yeah, it does look pretty bad. Gameplay looks ok-ish (but slow), and the gfx and are terrible along with the jerky scrolling.

It should have been a much better port at least graphically, the arcade game had nice gfx, but the Amiga could get much closer than this conversion – the enemy sprites are woeful.
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Old 31 March 2020, 10:10   #3
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Mcgeezer, author of rygar, made a poll to see which game to port next
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...=Mcgeezer+poll

Vote and get your wish
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Shinobi on Amiga was a huge disappointment especially for those of us who absolutely loved the arcade version (and of course I have the orignal Arcade PCB to play on ;-)
So a remake (re-port?) would be some justification for the Amiga which surely can do a lot better than what we got.
But as Gordon mentioned, there's a poll by Mcgeezer. Instead of just voting, maybe joining forces and co-develop it would be a good idea? ;-) Right now Shinobi is at #1 in that poll.
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well, maybe ask tryphon the source code of his remake for megadrive, and adapt it on Amiga ?
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Old 31 March 2020, 12:20   #6
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I've said it countless time previously; Shinobi on Amiga... for me the biggest disappointment ever!!!

What a major abomination; it doesn't get any worse

For all you guys that love Shinobi on the Arcade; you need to check this out when released on the 10th of April: Shadow Gangs

Absolutely friggin' awesome; Jack has done an incredible job here
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I've said it countless time previously; Shinobi on Amiga... for me the biggest disappointment ever!!!

What a major abomination; it doesn't get any worse

For all you guys that love Shinobi on the Arcade; you need to check this out when released on the 10th of April: Shadow Gangs

Absolutely friggin' awesome; Jack has done an incredible job here
Yes it looks absolutely awesome.. A true spiritual successor to Shinobi unlike a lot of the official sequels.
Also, finally we can fight evil Freddy Mercury Shinobi-style

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I would love to see a more arcade faithful version on the Amiga. I know someone has recently done it on the Megadrive and its pretty much arcade perfect so I'm sure the Amiga is a platform where a much better version can be done.
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I'm sure the Amiga is a platform where a much better version can be done.
Why? The Megadrive is a lot better for a game like this in every single aspect.
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I will assume you have misread what he said... read it back
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I've said it countless time previously; Shinobi on Amiga... for me the biggest disappointment ever!!!
I agree, I was disappointed with it but I didn't pay for it so.... Maybe that was the best they could do aimed at a target machine of 512K ram and a 1 button joystick??
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Shinobi II, shadow dancer conversion is pretty good.

The usual amiga limitations, US gold, Atari, more than 8 sprites on screen etc...
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Why? The Megadrive is a lot better for a game like this in every single aspect.
I will also assume you misread Superman's comment but whatever. The Megadrive is some ways a budget version of the Sega System 16 Arcade board where the goal was to have a good experience with playing the arcade games at home.
So yea, it is suitable for these types of games for sure..
(Rumor has it the actual successor to the Master System was abandoned when SEGA found out about Nintendo developing the Super Nintendo, so they realized they had to up their game and the System 16 arcade hardware was already there, it was successful, developers knew how to develop for the 68000 etc..)

I think the main motivation to do a better Amiga port is to prove it could have been so much better if only the devs would have done a better job. A lot of people were frustrated at the lazy port we got, so its a matter of vindication ;-)
Also, the guy making the Megadrive version is also trying to prove they could have got an arcade perfect port back in the day, but how strange is it that they didn't even get a release at all?..
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I think shinobi on Md wouldn't have been as good if it was developped by sega in 90's due to the constraints of that time,better than the amiga version for sure, but far from the homebrew version too .
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