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Old 03-24-2010, 08:23 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide & Road Map

Achievement Guide & Road Map for Shinobi
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-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 12 (200)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 200: 2-4 hrs
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 3 (What's A Ninja, Negociator, Points III)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (Often Say Die, Chopper Stopper)
-Glitchy achievements: 1 (Often Say Die)
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? No

Welcome to Sega’s Shinobi. This original classic title debuted back in 1987, and several sequels were released in the years after that. It’s a pretty easy platform game and should be no challenge to complete. It has a nice “save game” feature that will come in handy and help you finish the story without too many frustrations. When I finished the game, the in-game clock ended somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes, but because of the amount of saves and reloads, it took me a few hours to complete. There are 5 missions and each mission has 3 to 4 short stages. Some areas can be difficult, but saving and reloading very often will help you get through the game easily. Remember this game is from a while ago and the AI wasn’t that developed as it is nowadays. Therefor, the enemies spawn at the same locations and have the same move/attack patterns. In order to achieve a 100% completion, it is important you play on the hardest difficulty. This road map in combination with the achievement guide will help you get the full 200 So... let’s get started!

Step #1: Playthrough on Hardest Difficulty
From the main menu, start a Single Player game. Customize the game’s setting by setting difficulty to Hardest , lives to 5 and continues to 5 as well.
You might also want to use the video walkthrough that you can find here to help when you get stuck on a level or on a particular boss.

Mission 1:
As soon as the game starts, press to save your game. Now, let yourself get killed using all your lives and continues until “Game Over” appears on the screen. This should unlock the Often Say Die achievement. If not (like it happened to me), restart a new single player game with the same settings except for continues, set this time to 4 instead of 5. Repeat and you will get the achievement.
Now reload your saved game. On the first enemy you encounter, you can unlock the Kick It achievement. Now go on with the playthrough. Be sure to “rescue” the girls along the way.
It is important when you get killed, to reload a saved game as it is necessary to finish the first mission without dying in order to unlock the What’s A Ninja achievement.
On Mission 1.2 you can unlock the Killer Winds achievement.
Assuming you did the save-reload trick and didn’t die once, you will unlock the What’s A Ninja achievement after defeating the boss on Mission 1.3.
Before Mission 2 starts, you’ll get a challenge level. Save at the beginning of this challenge level, as you’ll want to unlock the Perfect Challenge level here. The challenge levels after this one only become tougher, so keep reloading until you’ve unlocked it. It’s really not that difficult. You should also have unlocked the Points I achievement by now.

Mission 2:
On Mission 2.1 you can unlock the It’s Electric achievement. Save often. When you come to the end of Mission 2.1, you’ll see a part of a ship’s bow. Save here (and be sure not to overwrite that save)!! The ship’s bow is the place where we’ll be grinding for the Points II and Points III achievements. Refer to the guide for further information.
At the end of Mission 2.4, you’ll get the Chopper Stopper achievement once you’ve destroyed the chopper and move on to the next mission.

Mission 3:
Very early on Mission 3.1 you’ll unlock the Negociator achievement assuming you rescued all the girls before. There are no other achievements to unlock here.

Mission 4:
There are no achievements to unlock here.

Mission 5:
The only achievement left should be the Complete The Game achievement, that will unlock once you’ve defeated the boss on Mission 5.4. Use the video walkthroughs if you’re not sure how to kill the last boss.

Like I said earlier, and you will probably agree, it’s an easy set of achievements even on the hardest difficulty. The save-reloading may be annoying at times, but a must in order to achieve the 200 unless you’re a god at this game.

Last edited by Trikke; 03-27-2010 at 08:31 AM.
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