The Revenge of Shinobi

a.k.a. The Super Shinobi / Shinobi / ザ・スーパー忍

published by Sega in 1989-12-02, developed by Team Shinobi, running on Mega Drive
type: platformer, beat 'em up
series: Shinobi
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal review

A graphical and musical masterpiece, which showed how much potential the "new" 16-bit console MegaDrive/Genesis had in comparison to old 8-bit consoles. Gameplay is interesting as well, but there are some flaws regarding unfair situations, jumps and a nasty difficulty level per se.

# 2013-12-01 05:21:27

Official description

You are Musashi, master ninja. You are one of the mystic warriors, who see and know all things. You are deadly! Now you must destroy the vicious army of Neo Zeed. If you fail, then Naoko, their beautiful prisoner, dies! Attack with a ninja sword and crossed daggers! Somersault over fences while hurling deadly knives! Ward off bullets, Death Stars, and junked cars by leaping, twisting, and kicking! The Neo Zeed are masters of disguise. But you are a master of Shinobi, the art of stealth. You'll stalk the Neo Zeed through 24 treacherous scenes, while they stalk you! Battle ninja, musclemen, deadly lasers, and the diabolical Boss! Outfight Kung Fu gangs and armies of machine gunners. The Neo Zeed is almost unstoppable, but you have a secret weapon - ninja magic!
# 2017-05-21 13:23:48 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

Also included in Mega Games 6 Vol. 3 (aka Mega 6 Vol. 3), released in 1995 in Europe and published by Sega, rated ELSPA-3, that included Super Monaco GP, Sega Soccer, Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Revenge of Shinobi and Columns.

Also included in Mega Games 6 (aka m6 or Mega Games 6 Vol. 1), released in Europe in 1995 and published by Sega, rated ELSPA-3, that included World Cup Italia '90, Super Hang-On, Columns, Streets of Rage, The Revenge of Shinobi and Golden Axe.

Also included in Mega Games 2, released in Europe in 1993 and published by Sega, that included Streets of Rage, The Revenge of Shinobi and Golden Axe.
# 2013-02-11 07:29:02

Authors / Staff


Yuzo Koshiro (music)

External reviews (12) - average: 91% - median: 92.5%

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