Shinobi for the Nintendo 3DS is a prequel to the other games, and stars original shinobi Joe Musashi’s father, Jiro Musashi. Jiro is after the criminal organization ZEED, who you might remember from the original series. Here’s a look at the game’s main cast:
Jiro Musashi: Joe’s father, and the character you play as. Joe, the protagonist of the original Shinobi series, can be unlocked as a playable character, too.
Shadow Master: Head of the criminal organization known as ZEED.
Colonel Sarah Kreeger: Commands the special forces. Their identity is unknown, but they appear to be at odds with ZEED.
Stage 1 – Oboro Village: This is the game’s first stage and ends in a boss fight against a snow woman.
Stage 2 – ZEED City: The game’s second stage features a boss named “Trick Shot”.
Stage 3 – Transport Train MG97: After a showdown with Trick Shot, Jiro ends up falling off a high-rise, which leads into this stage. Stage 3’s boss is “Cryo-borg”.
Shinobi also has tough Challenge Maps that you can unlock to play. Here’s four screens from challenge maps 2, 4, 5 and 6: