Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi

a.k.a. シャドーダンサーザ・シークレット・オブ・シノビ

created and published by Sega in 1990-12-01, running on Mega Drive
type: platformer, beat 'em up
series: Shinobi
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

Plataformas y acción inclemente encarnando a un asesino ninja con un ilimitado número de shurikens. Está bien ya que obliga a estar atento a todo posible peligro súbito que aparezca, aunque se hace algo repetitivo.

5 de 10

# 2014-07-18 19:20:12

Official description

The Shinobi explosion is back! The master of stealth and the death-dealing art of Shuriken returns to avenge the murder of his friend Kato. It's war with all the lightning-fast combat, evil menace, and magic of the arcade powerhouse. The ultimate evil is Sauros, a crazed reptilian monster with the power to invoke cataclysmic catastrophes. His army of vicious ninja controls the city as he summons sudden firestorms, earthquakes and avalanches! Lizard henchmen guard terrified hostages that you must rescue. Dodge through the inferno! Hurl yourself across crumbling buildings. Conjure up total devastation with powerful ninja magic. Heave an onslaught of Death Stars - the last things the evil ones see! Shinobi's fearless attack dog Yamato joins your race through danger. He combines the strength of three men, razor jaws, and the speed of a Shinobi Sabre. You're Shadow Dancer. They've dishonored you. They die!
# 2019-01-18 17:22:47 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor notes (3)

It is a whole new game, strongly influenced by the arcade game, but it is NOT a port from it.
# 2015-01-27 07:47:00
Included in Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection (Steam version)
# 2014-08-27 23:42:13
Alson included in Sega Top Five (aka Mega Games 5-in-1), released in Brazil in 1997 and published by Tec Toy, that included Sega Soccer, Super Thunder Blade, Super Monaco GP, Shadow Dancer and Flicky.

Also included in Sega Top Ten, released in Brazil and published by Tec Toy, that included World Cup Soccer, Super Hang-On, Shapes and Columns, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow Dancer, Flicky, Super Monaco GP and California Games.
# 2013-02-11 07:57:40

External reviews (9) - average: 82.9% - median: 83%

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)uk411991-02778/100077%
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de491991-0210/1283%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk1111991-0263/10063%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr301991-0282/10082%
Player Onefr101991-0690/10090%
The Games Machine Italyit281991-0289/10089%
Tilt 39-113fr871991-0218/2090%

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