Shadow of the Ninja
|Shadow of the Ninja|
Also known as: Blue Shadow (EU), Yami no Shigotonen Kage (JP)
Shadow of the Ninja is basically Natsume's take on Ninja Gaiden... except this game features co-op!
At the "players" prompt of the title screen, press A (×4), B (×4), A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B and listen for a sound. Then, hold the combination of buttons shown in the table below and press Start on Controller 1.
|Stage||Controller 1||Controller 2|
At the "players" prompt of the title screen, press A (×4), B (×4), A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B and listen for a sound. Then, hold A + B on both controllers and press Start on Controller 1.
The European version lacks a ninja-related title entirely, due to contemporary UK censorship laws that forbade children's media from referencing ninja (see: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles). This was a rather half-hearted change, though, as the intro text still refers to the characters as "Ninja".
You can start the game without having to wait for the intro cutscene to start in the Japanese version. The logo preceding the title screen was changed from Natsume's to Taito's in the European version.