The Revenge of Shinobi

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For the Game Boy Advance game, see The Revenge of Shinobi (2002).

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The Revenge of Shinobi / The Super Shinobi
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-Tech, PlayStation 3, Virtual Console, Steam, PlayStation Now, Android, iOS
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor:
Sega Mega Drive
Marvel Entertainment Group (1.01, 1.02, 1.03)
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action[3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4019
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9964.99[7] 1105
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.9529.95[8] 1105C
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic rerelease)
1105C
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1105
Sega Mega Drive
FR
369F369[13] 1105
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1105
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[11][12] 1105
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4004JG
Sega Mega Drive
KR
(Rerelease)
GM4064JG
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?























Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[15]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[16]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[17]
PEGI: 12+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts800[17]
USK: 6
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[20]
OFLC: M
Steam
US
$2.992.99[22] 211207
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[22] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[22] 211207
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[22] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[22] 211207
OFLC: M
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[24] 211207
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[24] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[24] 211207
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[24] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[24] 211207
OFLC: M
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[24] 211207
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[24] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[24] 211207
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[24] 211207
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[24] 211207
OFLC: M
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥571 (600)571 (600)[30] NPJB-00090
CERO: B
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$4.994.99[25] NPUB-30325
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.494.49[26] NPEB-00413
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.494.49[27] NPEB-00413
USK: 6
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.693.69[28] NPEB-00413
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.756.75[31] NPEB-00413
OFLC: M
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩6,3006,300[29] NPHB-00251
GRB: 12
PlayStation Now
JP
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
OFLC: PG
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+

The Revenge of Shinobi, known in Japan as The Super Shinobi (ザ・スーパー忍), is a Sega Mega Drive action game developed by Sega R&D 2 and published by Sega. First released in Japan in December 1989, the game is an evolution of the 1987 arcade game Shinobi, and was one of the most impressive games in the Mega Drive's early library. A critical and commercial success, The Revenge of Shinobi is fondly remembered as a classic and seminal Sega game, and would receive numerous sequels, ports, and re-releases.

The introductory cutscene and subsequent title screen feature the famous martial arts actor Sonny Chiba dressed as Hattori Hanzou from the popular TV series Kage no Gundan.

Story

Taking place three years after Shinobi, the criminal organization Zeed from the original game has reformed and renamed themselves Neo Zeed (literally New Zeed). Neo Zeed decide to have their revenge on the first game's protagonist Joe Musashi and his fellow members of the Oboro Ninja Clan, by killing Joe's master and kidnapping his fiancée Naoko. Joe, having reached his Clan too late, manages to learn of Neo Zeed's plot from his dying master. Joe decides to travel the world to gain his revenge on Neo Zeed, and try to save his fiancée before it's too late.

Revenge of Shinobi does not reference the arcade sequel to Shinobi, Shadow Dancer. However the Mega Drive reimagining, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, is considered a sequel to this game.

Gameplay

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The Revenge of Shinobi is a side-scrolling action platform game. The player controls Joe Musashi, who must traverse several districts before his final confrontation with the head of Neo Zeed. Joe is moved around with Left or Right and can crouch with Down. He can move while crouching with Down-left and Down-right. He can jump off a platform by pressing Down+C.

Joe can attack with B, which throws shurikens at distant enemies or stabs or kicks enemies in melee range. Shurikens are limited and must be collected. The player can find a Power Pack item that empowers Joe's shurikens, gives him his sword, and lets him block enemy projectiles while moving forward, though these effects are lost if he takes damage. Joe can jump with C. A key move in The Revenge of Shinobi is the somersault, performed by jumping and pressing C again at the apex of a jump. The somersault maximizes Musashi's jumping height and enables him to throw eight shuriken at once by pressing B during the maneuver. Additionally, some stages have foreground and background layers; jumping between these is also accomplished using the somersault move.

Joe also has a special ninjutsu ability that can be used once per life with A. The player can choose between four ninjutsu abilities, which can be selected by pausing the game with  START . If Joe finds a Ninjutsu item, he can use two ninjutsu abilities on the same life. The game awards the player a bonus for completing a round without using a ninjutsu ability or for finishing with a certain amount of shurikens (eleven shurikens for each life that the player has remaining).

Joe has a life gauge, which is diminished each time he takes damage from an enemy weapon. It can be replenished by items. Touching an enemy but not a weapon knocks Joe back. If Joe loses his entire life gauge, he loses a life. Extra lives can be found in the rounds and are also given for every 50,000 points accumulated. If he loses all of his lives, the game ends, but it can be continued. The game starts with three continues. The player can choose between four difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Hardest). As difficulty increases, amount of starting lives decreases from 10 to 1. Musashi takes twice as much damage on Hardest. From the options menu, the player can also choose the amount of starting shuriken from 0 to 90 (though there is a trick to enable infinite shurikens).

Ninjutsu Spells

Besides his regular assortment of moves and attacks, Musashi has the ability to perform four special ninjutsu techniques. Only one can be used in each level, unless a Ninjutsu item was picked up, or the Jutsu of Mijin was used to reset your life total.

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Jutsu of Ikazuchi (The Art of Thunder)
Envelopes Musashi with a shield of lightning energy that sustains damage for four consecutive hits.
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Jutsu of Karyu (The Art of Fire)
Summons four dragon-shaped columns of flame that move across the screen and damage all enemies in their path.
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Jutsu of Fushin (The Art of Floating)
Improves Musashi's agility by heightening his jumping capability.
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Jutsu of Mijin (The Art of Pulverizing)
The most powerful Ninjutsu technique in the game. Musashi explodes, damaging all enemies on screen at the cost of one life. Minjin will, like Karyu, destroy all weaker enemies on screen, but with this ninjutsu, Musashi's power against boss enemies is much greater. This is an interesting and strategic ninjutsu, as though Joe loses a life in performing it, doing so causes his health to be fully restored and he is granted an extra ninjutsu attack. It is possible to use Mijin on Joe's last life, but this requires a continue to be used to resume his quest.

Items

A variety of crates can be found in each level, some hidden in the scenery, which can be broken open to release items.

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Power Pack
Increases Musashi's strength, giving him a sword in melee range, empowering his shurikens, and defending him against enemy projectiles while walking forward. The effects are lost after taking damage.
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5 Shurikens
Gives the player 5 more shurikens.
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10 Shurikens
Gives the player 10 more shurikens.
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Small Heart
Heals Musashi for two health bars.
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Large Heart
Fully heals Musashi.
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1-Up
Gives the player an extra life.
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Ninjutsu
Gives the player the ability to use another ninjutsu on the same life.
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Bomb
Explodes and harms Musashi if he is caught in the blast.

Rounds

Rounds consist of three scenes, the last of which is a battle against a unique boss character.

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Ibaraki Province, Japan
This bamboo forest is where the game begins. Through these ancient ruins, Musashi must make his way to the House of Confusion. At the end of this district, he is confronted by the mighty samurai Blue Lobster.

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Tokyo
Musashi begins this stage near a rocky canyon. Winged ninja swoop down from the sky to attack him. Past the waterfalls, Joe stalks the darkened roof tops of Tokyo, and eventually enters a blinding disco where he must battle with the Shadow Dancer.

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The Military Base
This Neo Zeed military complex is heavily guarded by armed soldiers. Joe must contend against light infantry as well as enemies armed with flame throwers and attack dogs. The second scene takes him on board an air carrier. If he touches one of the air locks, he dies. The aircraft is controlled by a powerful supercomputer that houses a human brain, which Joe must defeat in order to progress.

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Detroit
Detroit is one big junkyard, with countless cars being moved by conveyor belts and into a melting furnace. A tough Terminator-like android guards the site.

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Area Code 818
This stage takes Musashi past skyscrapers and freeways. The final battle is fought on top of an armoured vehicle carrying a gigantic ballistic missile.

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Chinatown
After a showdown with the kung-fu gangs of Chinatown, Musashi hops on board a speeding train. Eventually he finds himself in the clutches of a shapeshifter who attacks in the form of Spider-Man and Batman. A revised version (1.01; see below) of the game replaced Batman with Devilman. The first scene of this round contains a particulary hard jump, which you also will encounter in the next round. It's recommended to practise the jump here as you don't get punished for failing it yet.

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New York
Ninja and machine gunners guard the breakwater of New York's dockside. Leaping from boat to boat, Joe infiltrates Neo Zeed's container ship and comes face to face with Godzilla. The first scene has a famously hard jump. Jutsu of Fushin isn't helpful in this case as it only increases your vertical reach of a jump while horizontal distance stays the same.

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Neo Zeed Marine Stronghold
Here Musashi will face his final enemy, the leader of Zeed himself. His fiancée Naoko is trapped somewhere beneath the maze-like cellars of this stronghold, and Joe must terminate Zeed quickly before Naoko is killed by the latter's trap.

Achievements

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi/Achievements.

History

Soundtrack

Notable was the high quality of composer Yuzo Koshiro's soundtrack for the game. While game developers were generally discouraged or even prohibited from crediting themselves in their work (to prevent them from gaining recognition and asking for increased salaries, and from being headhunted by other companies), Koshiro was already renowned for his exceptional video game soundtracks, and his celebrity was capitalized upon by directly crediting him on the title screen.

Legacy

The Revenge of Shinobi was later released on the Mega Drive based arcade platform the Mega-Tech.

The game was also released in several compilations: Mega Games 2 and 6-Pak for the Mega Drive, Sega Classics Arcade Collection for the Sega Mega-CD, Sega Smash Pack for PCs, and Sega Smash Pack for the Sega Dreamcast. It was re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console in 2009 and on the Sega Vintage Collection series as part of the "Alex Kidd and Company" digital compilation for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade in 2012.

From a strictly Japanese perspective, The Revenge of Shinobi was followed by Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (a.k.a. The Super Shinobi II). However, from a western perspective the Shinobi III name can cause problems, as it either implies Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is the "second" game (with RoS being the first), or that Shadow Dancer is not part of the main series (which appears to contridict earlier promotional material).

Comic adaptation

Few comic strips were made primarly based off The Revenge of Shinobi. The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1991 had "The Dark Circle" single-part story, which can be seen as prequel to Sonic the Comic stories. Sonic the Comic would then host few more Shinobi story arcs, that are connected by a single plot of Joe Musashi rescuing Naoko and defending himself against Neo Zeed. Story arcs are: "The Fear Pavilion" (issue #1 to issue #6), "The Art of War" (#19 to #24) and "Power of The Elements" (#47 to #53). Sonic the Poster Mag 4 special issue also included a single-part story "Way of the Warrior".

Versions

Because of copyright issues regarding certain boss characters (many of which were based on cultural icons) there were at least four versions of the game released, one in Japan, three in North America, and the later two also appearing in Europe. Another revision was eventually released for the Wii's Virtual Console.

Version Details
1.00 (1989) The Super Shinobi. This is the original 'final' version, only released in Japan and the only version released in Japan.
Bosses clearly resembling Godzilla, Spider-Man, the Terminator and Batman are present. Both Spider-Man (albeit red and black, not red and blue) and Batman are actually impersonations by the boss of Chinatown, who upon defeat reverts to a small bat-like creature and flies away. Furthermore, enemies with flamethrowers resemble the movie character John Rambo.
1.01 (1989) The Revenge of Shinobi. First international release.
Batman is replaced by the anime character Devilman. The fake Spider-Man is recoloured into the licensed character from Marvel Comics. Since he is now the real Spider-Man, he doesn't morph into a bat-like shape; instead he actually leaves the battle when enough damage is inflicted, with Devilman entering to replace him. Enemy soldiers with flamethrowers are also changed to bald men with headbands, away from their original likeness to John Rambo. Godzilla remains unmodified.
1.02 (1990) The Revenge of Shinobi. Second international release.
Spider-Man is acknowledged by a copyright notice (Sega already had the license to the character for another game they were developing at the time, Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin). Godzilla is still unaltered.
1.03 (1990) The Revenge of Shinobi. Third international release.
Godzilla is replaced by a skeletal dinosaur. Everything else remains intact from the previous revision, including the licensed use of Spider-Man. This version was used in the 6-Pak cartridge.
1.04 (2009) Since the licensed use of Spider-Man was for a limited period of time, the game was subsequently prevented from being re-released in recent years on compilations and digital download services. The 2009 release for the Wii Virtual Console features a new specific software revision that omits the Marvel copyright notice and replaces Spider-Man with a pink palette swap of the character, which still behaves the same as the licensed Spider-Man. The picture of Sonny Chiba used on the title screen was also altered slightly to resemble a more generic ninja, presumably as the license to use his likeness also expired.

Prototype versions also exist, one of which was (presumably mistakenly) released on the compilation Sega Smash Pack. This version features some cheats enabled by default, missing bosses and music, and other differences.

Instead of each region having their own ROM regional version, the game uses a single universal one. It runs different code depending on what region of console it detects at startup:

  • If it detects a Japanese console then it will show "The Super Shinobi" at title screen and the good ending will play fully, showing credits.
  • If it detects US console then it will show "The Revenge of Shinobi" at title screen and good ending will have credits cut.
  • If it detects PAL console then it will do same thing as for US console. The gameplay speed is not optimized for PAL thus being slower. Music plays at correct speed.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English The Revenge of Shinobi The Revenge of Shinobi
English (US) The Revenge of Shinobi The Revenge of Shinobi
Japanese ザ・スーパー忍 The Super Shinobi

Version history

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi/Changelog.
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Google Android OS
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Download.svg (info) (55.95 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [37] RoS Android icon 109.png
Download.svg (info) (43.83 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 43MB 201810312018-10-31 [38] RoS Android icon 109.png
Download.svg (info) (43.15 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000020000010000000000001.2.1 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [39] RoS Android icon 109.png
Download.svg (info) (41.41 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 48MB 201709262017-09-26 [40] RoS Android icon 111.png
Download.svg (info) (47.56 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 48MB 201709132017-09-13 [40] RoS Android icon 109.png
Download.svg (info) (47.57 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000000000090000000000001.0.9 45MB 201707262017-07-26 [33] RoS Android icon 109.png
Download.svg (info) (44.88 MB)
iOS
0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 146.4MB 201912122019-12-12 [41]
iOS
0000020000020000000000000000002.2.0 152.7MB 201906032019-06-03 [42]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 144.5MB 201901312019-01-31 [43]
iOS
0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 140.2MB 201810312018-10-31 [44]
iOS
0000010000020000010000000000001.2.1 134.3MB 201808062018-08-06 [45]
iOS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 178MB 201710092017-10-09 [46]
iOS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 201709252017-09-25 [45]
iOS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 177MB 201709132017-09-13 [47]
iOS
0000010000000000090000000000001.0.9 157MB 201707262017-07-26 [34]

Downloadable content

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi/Downloadable content.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits (Japanese version only)[48]


Soundtrack

The Revenge of Shinobi's soundtrack was composed by Yuzo Koshiro, who composed the music for other games including the Streets of Rage series.

A suite of music from The Revenge of Shinobi was performed live by an orchestra at the Fourth Symphonic Game Music Concert in 2006 at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Germany. The arrangement was done by Koshiro himself. Music from the game was also performed at two concerts of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007, and during the encore as the most voted song when PLAY! was performed in Singapore in June 2007.

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[49]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[50]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
89
[51]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
83
[52]
Computer Entertainer (US)
100
[53]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
94
[54]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
94
[55]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
94
[56]
Console XS (UK) PAL
90
[57]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[58]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[59]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
85
[60]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
60
[61]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
93
[62]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[63]
The Games Machine (UK)
88
[64]
Joystick (FR)
96
[65]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
81
[66]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
81
[67]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
83
[68]
Mega (UK) PAL
91
[69]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[70]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[71]
MegaTech (UK)
94
[72]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
93
[10]
Mean Machines (UK)
94
[73]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
94
[74]
Megazone (AU)
96
[75]
Player One (FR)
95
[76]
Power Play (DE)
91
[77]
Raze (UK) PAL
92
[78]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
93
[79]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
100
[80]
Sega Pro (UK)
96
[81]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[82]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
81
[83]
Tilt (FR)
90
[84]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-U
72
[85]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-J
82
[86]
User (GR) NTSC-J
90
[87]
Zero (UK)
97
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Sega Mega Drive
86
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Mega Drive, KR
RoS MD KR cover.jpg
Cover
SuperShinobi MD KR carttop.jpg
SuperShinobi MD KR cartback.jpgSuperShinobi MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR (re-release)
RoS MD KR alt cover.jpg
Cover
SuperShinobi MD KR 4064 cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
RoS MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,
RevengeofShinobi MT cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2009 1.04
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 4d35ebe4
MD5
SHA-1
1990 1.03
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 fe91ab7e
MD5
SHA-1
1990 1.02
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 05f27994
MD5
SHA-1
1989 1.01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5c7e5ea6
MD5 c296021f74ab1192ed7e1865cdebc972
SHA-1 d5807a44d2059aa4ff27ecb7bdc749fbb0382550
512kB 1989-09 Cartridge (JP) 1.00
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-02-01 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1989-08-21 Page

External links

References

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The Revenge of Shinobi

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Music: The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | The Revenge of Shinobi (2016)

Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1989-08-21 | 1990-02-01



Games in the Shinobi Series
Arcade
Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System
Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
IBM PC compatibles
MSX
Shinobi (1989)
Sega Mega Drive
The Revenge of Shinobi (1989) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
Sega Game Gear
The GG Shinobi (1991) | The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)
Sega Saturn
Shinobi Legions (1995)
Game Boy Advance
The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Nintendo 3DS
Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages Shinobi (2019)
Shinobi related media
Music
The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | Shinobi Original Soundtrack (2002) | Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi Music Collection (2009) | Shinobi 3D Original Soundtrack (2012) | Kunoichi Original Soundtrack (2014) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (2015) | The Revenge of Shinobi (2016) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (2022)
Book
Shinobi: The Fear Pavilion (1994) | Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1995) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Shinobi: The Rise of Hotsuma (2002) | Shinobi: The Complete Guide (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)