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Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: C
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52238 & SLUS-20810
Japanese: SLPM-65447
German: SLES-52238
French: SLES-52238
Spanish: SLES-52238
Italian: SLES-52238
Korean: SLKA-25135
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20810
Release date: February 10, 2004
CRCs: 519E816B
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52238
Release date: March 5, 2004
CRCs: 3B470BBD
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLAJ-25031 (Asia)
SLKA-25135 (Korea)
SLPM-61059 (Trial)
Release date: December 2, 2003 (Asia)
December 4, 2003
February 12, 2004 (Korea)
CRCs: 3FB419FD
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Overworks
Publisher(s): Sega
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic68/100
Game description: A new evil sweeps across Tokyo and a young female ninja Hibana is called upon to battle the menacing demons and monsters. Fight enemies atop moving jets and trucks while dodging enemy missiles. Master the ancient Tate Attack and Stealth Dash moves to land multiple fatal blows. Fight your way through 13 destructible locals and defeat the Hellspawn awakened by the ancient Akujiki curse. Put your skills to the test in game modes including Story, Time-Attack and Survival.
The game is a direct sequel to the 2002 PS2 game Shinobi.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
  • Geforce 9600GT
0.9.8 GSDX r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • Lilypad r4510
BIOS: USA v2.00, Can get GS slowdowns, 40-60/60FPS because of it. Software mode can be faster. Machina
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
  • Nvidia GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 r5593 GSdx 5580 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 5559
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
Playable., Status
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
1.1.0 r5800 GSdx r5800 SSSE3
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5800
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 r5800
Game works fine and stable., GSdx Hw mode gives very dark scenes. Software mode works fine.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 4790
  • AMD RX 570
1.7 dev 1709 D3D11, 5x res scale, 16x AF Sync Mode: Async mix Fullspeed in HW mode with skipdraw 1,1. Minimal or no graphical issues. Some audio cuts out for a bit with async mix but comes back eventually. Nyahello


  • Original names: (SLPM-65447), 쿠노이치 (SLKA-25135)
  • Also known as くのいち (JP), Kunoichi (JP)
  • Widescreen supported through patch supplied with PCSX2. Go to the System tab and click "Enable Widescreen Patches".

Known Issues

Incorrect Shadows

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows don't appear or cause darkness issues in different levels.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Huge slowdowns

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Game slows massively when multiple enemies are visible in HW rendering mode.
  • Workaround: Enable hardware hacks in graphics settings, and set skipdraw to 1,1.
Public compatibility forum links