The September 16th, 1993 Shadow Warrior prototype (called Ninja) is a proof of concept demo sent to Scott Miller of Apogee by Jim Norwood, one of the game's original creators. The demo is a very barebones first person game that features the player in a Japanese-like environment with some ninjas roaming around. There is nothing to do besides explore the level and quit. This is a rare glimpse at what a game looks like when it's first pitched to a publisher.
Of note is that the graphical style in this prototype is very similar to the graphics seen in the 1994 prototype, including some graphics shared between the two.
This demo has a neat little intro that plays as soon as the game is started. It starts off with a shot of a city with cars moving and a helicopter flying to the city, then cuts to an image of a guy in a room getting ready to do some martial arts stuff. Suddenly, a yellow bolt comes down and he turns into a NINJA!!!! The intro then repeats until the player hits a key, after which the player is sent to the demo's playable level.
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