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Game & Watch

Nintendo's first line of handheld devices

Game & Watch was a series of handheld video game systems designed and manufactured by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991. Conceived and created by Gunpei Yokoi, each Game & Watch handheld featured a single dedicated built in game. The series of handhelds were Nintendo’s first entry into the handheld video game market and was Nintendo’s first home consumer product to gain mainstream success.

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Shinobi

Developed by Sega R&D1

Shinobi is a side-scrolling action video game developed by Sega R&D1 and published by Sega for arcades.   The game was developed using the Sega System 16 arcade board, a 16-bit successor to the Sega System 1 and Sega System 2 arcade boards.

The game places players in control of a modern-day Ninja named Joe Musashi who has to stop a terrorist organization named Zeed who are kidnapping the students of his clan.  As Musashi players battle their way through each level in search of hostages that need rescuing while facing a boss battle at the end of each stage.

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