The Cyber Shinobi

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The Cyber Shinobi
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
£29.99[1][2] 7050
Sega Master System
?F 7050
Sega Master System
DM ? 7050
Sega Master System
?Ptas 7050
Sega Master System
$? ?
Sega Master System
R$? ?

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The Cyber Shinobi is a Sega Master System game released in 1990 by Sega. It is a sequel to Shinobi, set in the future time of "2XXX", where the grandson of Joe Musashi must defeat the evil Cyber Zeed terrorist organisation who stole massive amounts of plutonium from world governments and threaten to start a nuclear war.

Game was not well received due to its slow gameplay and the large status screen that covers nearly 30 percent of the screen.


Cyber Shinobi is a platforming game. Musashi's main weapons is a sword which he can use to attack his enemies. By pressing down 1, he can make a powerful slash. By pressing 2, Musashi can jump and by pressing and holding 2, he can make a long jump; holding Up and pressing 2 makes Musashi jump higher.

Musashi has access to several ranged weapons, which can be used by holding Up and pressing 1. By capturing shot power-ups, he can upgrade his ranged weapons.

Traditional in Shinobi games, Musashi also has access to Ninja Magic. Similar to shot power-ups, he can use stronger ninja magic by not using the magic immediately and saving them. Difference between magics, other than overall damage is simply cosmetic, however.


  • Shuriken: A powerful ninja star that moves in a straight line.
  • Arm Vulcan: Musashi removes his cyborg arm and unleashes a stream of bullets in from of him. Weaker than other weapons but very fast.
  • Grenade: A hand grenade causes massive damage and moves over a small parabolic arc.


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Stage 1 - Construction Site
Boss: Crazy Bull, a modified bulldozer.
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Stage 2 - Harbor
Boss: Sea Bat, a powerful submarine armed with missiles.
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Stage 3 - Field
Boss: Heli Blast, an attack helicopter.
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Stage 4 - Jungle
Boss: Blacktiger, an overgrown beast as the name implies.
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Stage 5 - Waterfall
Boss: Red Hopper, a octopus-like robot.
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Stage 6 - Enemy Hideout
Boss: Psy Gunner, a robot equipped with a variety of weapons and a protective barrier.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: The Cyber Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Ação Games (BR)
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Console XS (UK) PAL
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK) PAL
Joystick (FR) PAL
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
Player One (FR) PAL
Power Play (DE) PAL
Raze (UK) PAL
Sega Power (UK) PAL
Sega Power (UK) PAL
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
User (GR) PAL
Sega Master System
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Master System, EU
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Master System, EU (8 languages)
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Master System, AU

Master System, BR
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Master System, GCC

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 1350e4f8
MD5 9878c298077be78b765ac2264815100b
SHA-1 991803feb42a6f0f93ac0e97854132736def2933
256kB Cartridge (EU)


The Cyber Shinobi
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Games in the Shinobi Series
Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System
Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
IBM PC compatibles
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
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)
Shinobi: The Fear Pavilion (1994) | Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi: The Rise of Hotsuma (2002) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)