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Shinobi - tips, tricks, faq

Post by destructor » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:22 pm

Because peoples e-mail to me and ask about Shinobi secrets I write about tricks and tips here.

-----------SIMPLE ENEMIES SCORING------
Enemies scoring:
hostage Guards = 500 points
other enemies = 100 points
one secod of time = 30 points

-----------SPECIAL BONUS----------------
If you finish stage without throwing stars or fire-bullets, you get Special Bonus 20000. Use sword, punch or kick for kill enemies. You can get special bonus on all stages and first boss. On second, third and fourth boss you must use throwing stars, on last boss no special bonus even if you don't use shurikens for kill him.

-----------MAGIC BONUS------------------
If you don't use magic on stage, you get bonus 5000. No magic bonus on stages in mission 5. In mission 5 and boss 5 (last boss) you can use magic because no magic bonus is there.

-----------POINTS FROM HOSTAGES---------
How to get all hostages (prisoners) for 1000 points?
This depend from third digit at end in your score when you get hostage. xxxDxx where D is this thir digit at end of score:
xxx0xx = 1000 points
xxx1xx = 1000 points
xxx2xx = 1000 points
xxx3xx = 500 points
xxx4xx = 500 points
xxx5xx = 500 points
xxx6xx = 500 points
xxx7xx = 200 points
xxx8xx = 200 points
xxx9xx = 200 points

Short. When D is:
0-2 = 1000 points
3-6 = 500 points
7-9 = 200 points

---------SPECIAL HOSTAGES 1UP------------
In game are special hostages, you can get 1up instead points from them. (I will add full list special hostages later). One from them is second hostage on stage 2-2.
How to get 1up from special hostage?
Simple, it's depend from your score. You must have three identical digits at end of your score (don't count last digit which is always 0) when you get hostage. Example:
70000
100000
109990
68880
141110
When you have 3 identical digits at end of your score (without last digit which is always 0) and you get special hostage, special icon 1UP should appear over hostage instead points.
How to made right second from end digit in your score? Observe your score and time counter when you enter to next stage. Every second is 30 points. Manipulate it. Example for xxxx0x, your score is 67830 points, you must wait one step before enter to next stage until in your time last digit will be 9, because 9*30 = 270, and when you add this 70 (from 270) to your score you will have 0 on before last position in your score. When secondes will be 9 immediately enter to next stage.
Next digits in your score (3 and 4 from end) you can easy manipulate on next stage.

BTW. More infos about 1UPs. In game is more than 1 special hostage but I noticed that in all Shinobi versions on MAME you can get one 1UP only during whole game, you can choose from which hostage (and it's 100%) you get 1UP when you have 3 identical digits at end of your score. When I play on real arcade machine I get 3-4 1UPs during whole game but it wasn't 100%, it was 95% (maybe 90%) chances for get 1UP instead points from special hostages.

---------BONUS STAGES-----------------
Bonus stages. Bonus stages are pattern.
Points on bonus stages: Ninjas on second platform are for 100 points, on first platform for 200 points. You can wait until Ninjas jump from second platform to first platform and next kill him. when you kill all Ninjas you get 1UP.

----------LAST BOSS SCORING-----------
Last boss. How many points you get for kill last boss (diabolic) is depend when you kill him (how high you kill him). If you kill him when he is on the ground you get 51000 points only. Try to kill him when he jump and is in air, next you jump too and shoot, kill him highest as you can. Points counter rolls until last boss fall down. In my 744k inp I get 61500 points from him.

----------WHERE TO MAXIMIZE SCORE--------------
Best for maximizing score is stage 2-1, I found method for get 14600 points with every life. Don't get hostages when you maximize score - you will have Guards again for 500 points.
Next stage for maximize points is stage 5-1. About 7000 points for life.

---------STOP FIRING BY ENEMIES-------------
In stages with Bazooka mans (stage 3-1 and 3-2) you can stop firing enemies. Push Bazooka man to wall and rebound from him (keep direction to him) a few times (10-20). After it shooting enemies doesn't firing any more (on this stage otherwise).

PS2. Score over 800k is possible. Gamest highscore is 760k, my highscore is 744k (and is on MARP).
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Post by destructor » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:04 am

MISSION 2 - special hostages with 1UP list:
stage 2 ->second hostage
stage 3 -> first hostage (here are only 2 hostages on stage, second is with fire bullet)
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Post by destructor » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:21 am

MISSION 3 - special hostages with 1UP list:
stage 1 -> second hostage (first lower hostage)
stage 2 -> fifth hostage

I remember that on arcade machine I get 1UP from hostage on stage 3 (3-3) too but once only.
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Post by INNUENDO » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:14 pm

GREAT SHINOBI FAQ, DESTRUCTOR!!

I´ve learned more with this. But I have too many difficulties to kill KEN ON very fast. You teaches me, but sometimes, I fall behind him.

I can´t beat you, but..

CAN YOU BEAT THE WORLD RECORD ON SHINOBI?? I hope so!! :) :) :) :D

Thanks for this FAQ.
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Post by destructor » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:30 am

INNUENDO wrote:I´ve learned more with this. But I have too many difficulties to kill KEN ON very fast. You teaches me, but sometimes, I fall behind him.
Don't touch joystick when you jump and kick him. Touch joystick forward after kick.

PS. Reply after 1 year :lol:

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Post by INNUENDO » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:45 pm

Yes, Destructor!!! After 1 year!!

I try, try, but for me, is very hard playing doing points. I have problems to take the 1.000 for EVERY HOSTAGES. ;(

Des, try beat the world record, man!! YOU CAN!!!
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Post by destructor » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:02 am

Section about 1UP edited. Must be not zeros at end of scores, can be others but 3 identical digits. Thanks to jdllama (TG member).

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Post by BBH » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:28 am

Congratulations on beating the Japanese world record, destructor!

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Post by PeterPunk » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:53 am

Congratulations destructor by your new world record.
Shinobi is my favourite game but I can't reach the 200K bonus extra at stage 2-1.

PD: Sorry by my english, I speak spanish
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Post by destructor » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:02 am

Thanks for congratulations. it is not end for me. Score can be higher ;)
PeterPunk wrote:Shinobi is my favourite game but I can't reach the 200K bonus extra at stage 2-1.
Where is key? Key is in timing on first 2 stages and first bonus stage. When you enter to stage 1-2 your score must be xx9xx. Why 9? Becuse you can get all hostges on 1-2 for 1000 points with no combinations. Watch how I play at end of stage 1-2 where I don't stop moving even before guard. Your finish time in stage 2-1 should be about 2:20. Best if is 2:21 or higher. Boss 1 - kill him in 2:47-2:48 time (fastest is impossible probably). And now key is in how you will play on bonus stage. Watch carefully how I play on bonus stage, when I shot and when not. Observe dark blue ninjas, they are key. On second platform they are scored 200 points, on first 400 points. Your score after bonus stage should be about 108800.

On stage 2-1 is possible to get 14500-14600 points for every life (5) and about 19300 with last life but last life is never mind. Key is in score before this last life. Best if score after first 5 leeching lives will be 1815xx (this 5 on third place is most important). If yuor score is 1815xx don't leech more! Why 5? Because when you will play using last life you will get all hostages for 1000 points with no stop moving. Otherwise are possible other combinations, for example with score 1820xx, but 1815xx is easiest.

Calculations:
score after bonus stage 108800.
5 lives for 14500 on 2-1 = 72500.
Sum = 181300.

With 181300 is possible to get 200k using last life too but must use a small combinations. Best is get 14600 minimum 2 times on 2-1 or get 109000 or more after first bonus stage, then 1815xx is easy to get.

But still remember -> most important for get 200k on 2-1 is score after first mission.

If someone will be interested I can write (with my weak english :D) how to play on bonus stages with screenshots.

EDIT
In this replay I made one wrong move on first bonus stage :D I kill two dark blue ninjas who appear on stage after first two dark blue ninjas. When third dark blue ninja appear (from left side of second platform) I should not shoot, move to left side of stage and shoot on left side after dark ninjas move to left side :D Haha, best is show it in replay ;)
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Post by INNUENDO » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:13 pm

I KNEW, I KNEW!! Now, you did it! Congratulations, Des! I belived on you!

And I´m interested!! Can you send me by mail?? Or private messages??

My e-mail has changed. Now is rygarj2@gmail.com

Thank you, Destructor.
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Post by wuzel » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:11 pm

damn des it was a pleasure to watch this reply.
i discovered that this ninja dude is almost look like you :)
hats off.
It's good 2 be here with U guys :)

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Post by Alpha » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:42 pm

Congratulations Destructor!!! Mathematics is the key it seems ;-) I don't think I can beat your score. Well done! ALP

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Post by destructor » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:52 pm

Huh, hello Alpha. Good to see you here again ;)

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Post by Alpha » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:47 pm

destructor wrote:Huh, hello Alpha. Good to see you here again ;)
Yeah, work + my son are limiting my MARP adventures :roll:
But my son already says 'MAME', or was that 'mama' ;-)

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