- Release Date (NA): April 10, 2020
- Release Date (EU): April 10, 2020
- Release Date (JP): April 10, 2020
- Publisher: JKM corp
- Developer: JKM corp
- Genres: Shinobi
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- PEGI Rating: Seven years and older
Single playerLocal MultiplayerOnline MultiplayerCo-operative
I didn't see any advertisement for this new arcade game and felt after playing it that it deserves to be shared between fans asap!
It's been ages since a real Shinobi-like was in the spotlight. All fans of that favorite franchise that premiered as a side-scrolling arcade title back in 1987 has finally seen it reborn anew better than before with Shadow Gangs! This is more than a resurrection, it’s a bundle of joy and a constant flow of rewarding game moments. Fans like me of the original games are no doubt enjoy seeing the series resurrected for the better by this game.
I played first as rising ninja, it gave me a few hits before death and reached the second level with rushing bikers and lombo drivers! At that moment I knew I should restart the game under ninja or crimson ninja difficulty. This game is to be enjoyed granularity, death after death, meter after meter to really appreciate all of it, and it’s more than worth it! Every new level or encounter is a reward for your hard efforts and a forgotten frustration to push a little further to the next amazement.
Under ninja and crimson ninja difficulty, think dark souls but shinobi-style. And I feel it’s how it should be played!
Kudos to the admirable five yearlong effort of developer JKM corp, which ultimately made an astounding package resurrecting this long-dead gameplay that Shinobi perfected from its predecessor rolling thunder by Namco.
Time to reach Act2!… :-D
|What I Liked . . . Gameplay is dynamite! HD Graphics are gorgeous and unique Music is great Game is 15 different levels but feels short because its that good||What I Didn't Like . . . Not yet on other platforms beside pc its hard on normal difficulty, but its a dark soul like game anyway|
Very beautiful game with its own HD style. I am glad they didn't go for pixel art as it won't fit this System16 shinobi resurrection
The gameplay is even better than the original shinobi. its pixel perfect!
Play as ninja or crimson ninja and youll keep playing forever to hone your ninjitsu skills. Every time I finish a level I think of how I could have finished it better.
out of 10
(not an average)
I don't post reviews, but as a shinobi fan, Shadow Gangs is what I have been waiting for. Think of the oldie you loved and never received any worthy sequel, fan or official and you'll understand that this game more than nails it. you start amazed and when you reach the second level you will feel a joy that will just keeps on getting better as you advance further. Damn lombo drivers!
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