The year was 1997. Following the demise of the Neo Zeed Crime Empire, the world had finally found peace – a peace that would ultimately become short-lived. Unknown to all, a new league of evil was about to wake from its slumber; bigger, stronger and more deadly than before. Its name – Union Lizard.
In a plot for world domination, the villainous regime selected New York City as its initial target.
No stone was left unturned as streets were reduced to ruin in one fail swoop. The lights of the big city had been extinguished, illuminated only by the flames that laced the horizon. Those citizens lucky to survive the anarchy were captured, held prisoner by their cold-blooded captors as terror reigned supreme.
Seemingly, all was lost – but there was hope. Armed with magic, a machete and shurikens a mysterious ninja rose from the shadows. Accompanied by his faithful canine companion, the duo took to the streets to return order to the city and overturn the sinister Union Lizard, in what would come to be known as the Secret of Shinobi.
A big thanks to @megabitesblog for the overview, comments and notes on this game.