Poor ol’ Joe, he just wants to watch the adventures of White Teenagers With Autotune Problems and they keep digging him out of the retirement home to go rescue some spoiled brat.
Shinobi was a really good platformer. It was kind of like Rolling Thunder but not so stupidly hard, and even let you fight Spider-Man until the lawyers got involved. I played it on everything that it was released for and distinctly remember being floored at seeing the screenshots of the Genesis version. That thing was a great little tech demo for what that machine was good at – lots of big sprites whizzing around the screen at a frantic pace.
The C64 version even had this neat thing where the loading screen kicked in a second after you typed in LOAD”*”,8,1:RUN, which was a very cool thing that made it feel more like a console game.