Here are the new features outlined on the official website:
■ Additional Options Unique to Sega Ages
The Sega Ages version of Shinobi also includes the western version of the game. Additionally, difficulty settings and the ability to select your favorite stages have also been implemented, allowing you to practice the stages you have trouble with.
Furthermore, for players aiming for the “Shinobi Bonus” obtained by clearing the stage without using any shuriken, the “Melee Attack” button can also be added. “HD Rumble” is also supported.
“Screen Mode” has also been updated. In addition to the familiar “Fit” and “Vintage” options, a new “Cabinet” option has been implemented. This option even reproduces the noise of the arcade, so you can get a sense of what playing at a game center feels like.
A mode that reproduces the original arcade version. Depending on the settings, you can also use the Sega Ages-original feature “Rewind” to practice. (This is similar to the “Helper” feature in Sega Ages Gain Ground.)
This is a special mode for players who find Arcade Mode too difficult to be able to enjoy the game. In this mode, you control white-robed Joe Musashi from The Revenge of Shinobi. White-robed Musashi is in a constant powered-up state with high attack power, and it takes two hits to kill him instead of one. The Rewind feature can also be used in this mode.
Other familiar Sega Ages features such as “Leaderboards” to compete for the high score against other players online in the arcade version, and a “Replay” feature have also been implemented.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.