The GG Shinobi

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The GG Shinobi
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Palm OS, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action[2][3][4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-3302
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.9539.95[6] 2402
Sega Game Gear
EU
2402
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.9924.99[8][7] 2402
Sega Game Gear
BR
012110
Palm OS
US
$19.95 ?



Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
¥286 (300)286 (300)[10]
CERO: B
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
US
$3.993.99[11]
ESRB: Everyone
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
EU
€4.004.00[13]
PEGI: 12+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
DE
€4.004.00[13]
USK: 12
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
UK
£3.603.60[13]
PEGI: 12+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
AU
OFLC: PG

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The GG Shinobi (The GG忍), also referred to simply as Shinobi on western game covers, is an entry to the Shinobi series. Released exclusively on the Sega Game Gear in 1991, it sees the player rescue different coloured Shinobi characters, each completely playable with their own special skills.

The GG Shinobi was followed by Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (The GG Shinobi II in Japan), another exclusive Game Gear game.

Gameplay

Characters

Red Ninja

Main Weapon: Short range 180 degrees sword slash towards the front.

Special Technique: None

Ninjutsu: Earthquake. Damages all enemies on the screen and destroys cracked boulders.

Blue Ninja

Main Weapon: Manriki-kusari. Blade with a long chain. Powerful and has better range.

Special Technique: Can use his weapon to swing from grappling points.

Ninjutsu: Tatsumaki. Turns into a whirlwind and flies around the screen. Can be controlled. Use it to reach high places. Also damages enemies it touches while flying.

Yellow Ninja

Main Weapon: Chi blasts. Medium range weak projectiles fired from hands. Holding the attack button allow firing a more powerful blast.

Special Technique: Walking over water.

Ninjutsu: Ikazuchi. Creates a lightning barrier that protects the user from damage until it takes enough damage or dissappears.

Pink Ninja

Main Weapon: Short ranged but powerful bombs.

Special Technique: Can walk on ceilings.

Ninjutsu: Flash. Creates a blinding light that stuns the enemies and illuminates dark areas.

Green Ninja

Main Weapons: Shurikens, long range but weak power.

Special Technique: Double Jump. Pressing attack button during double jump fires 5 shurikens towards the ground. (Similar to the special attack in Revenge of the Shinobi and Shinobi 3)

Ninjutsu: Mijin. Creates a powerful blast that will kill all enemies on the screen and cause heavy damage to bosses. It costs one life though.


Rounds

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History

Legacy

The game was later re-released as one of the four games pre-installed on the red model Game Gear Micro.

Production credits

One of these aliases is Yukio Futatsugi

Magazine articles

Main article: The GG Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (JP) #1991-05: "May 1991" (1991-04-08)
also published in:
  • (JP) #16: "May 1991" (1991-04-08)[16]
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Print advert in (GR) #96: "Fevrouários 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
70
[17]
(BR)
92
[18]
(DE)
83
[19]
(JP) NTSC-J
63
[20]
(FR)
91
[21]
(UK) PAL
84
[22]
(UK)
94
[23]
(UK)
92
[24]
(CZ)
88
[25]
(UK)
90
[26]
(US) NTSC-U
96
[6]
(DE)
73
[27]
(UK)
78
[28]
(ES)
92
[29]
(FR)
97
[30]
(ES)
72
[31]
(UK)
90
[32]
(UK) PAL
91
[33]
(DE)
83
[34]
(UK)
82
[35]
(UK)
73
[36]
(UK) PAL
100
[37]
(UK)
79
[38]
(UK) PAL
93
[39]
(UK) PAL
84
[40]
(JP) NTSC-J
76
[41]
(GR) PAL
92
[42]
(DE)
84
[43]
(UK)
90
[44]
Sega Game Gear
85
Based on
29 reviews

The GG Shinobi

Game Gear, JP
GGShinobi GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngGGShinobi GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
GGShinobi GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, US
GGShinobi GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGGShinobi GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Shinobi GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
GGShinobi GG EU Box Back.jpgShinobi GG EU BoxSpine.jpgGGShinobi GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Shinobi GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, BR
Shinobi GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Ggshinobi gg br cart.jpg
Cart
Shinobi gg br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 83926bd1
MD5 21d2e4e7c508e6abbb12bb96c7aac868
SHA-1 c5e1c2329f94f0804140792a3e3d5be2ac0d5d0d
256kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 6201c694
MD5 48d741774004eab9c19c1dd43758bf2b
SHA-1 cd57301d16202ea02d9f97bd8b17d71772782c94
256kB Cartridge

External links

  • Sega of Japan 3DS VC catalogue pages: Game Gear
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: JP, US, UK, AU

References

  1. https://www.mtwo.co.jp/development/retrogame-2/#tab-4
  2. File:GGShinobi GG EU Box Back.jpg
  3. File:GGShinobi GG JP Box Front.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 27
  6. 6.0 6.1 GamePro, "September 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 46
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
  8. Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 97
  9. http://www.sega.com/palm/purchase/buy_select_shinobi.jhtml (Wayback Machine: 2003-04-17 04:47)
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://vc.sega.jp/3ds/ggshinobi/ (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-29 06:58)
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/us4h9rLO3WTM2ZjsLYfadJ_OielVrsMW (Wayback Machine: 2012-03-09 02:17)
  12. http://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Console-virtuelle-Nintendo-3DS-/Shinobi--275825.html (archive.today)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/gamegear/shinobi (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 15:13)
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Nintendo-3DS-/Shinobi--275825.html (archive.today)
  15. https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Virtual-Console-Nintendo-3DS-/Shinobi--275825.html (archive.today)
  16. Mega Drive Fan, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-08), page 140
  17. ACE, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-08), page 73
  18. Ação Games, "Setembro 1991" (BR; 1991-09-xx), page 53
  19. Aktueller Software Markt, "August/September 1991" (DE; 1991-07-26), page 122
  20. Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-08), page 28
  21. Consoles +, "Tilt Hors-Serie" (FR; 1991-07-xx), page 117
  22. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 149
  23. Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 102
  24. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 169
  25. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-05-10), page 14
  26. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
  27. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 35
  28. Games-X, "14th-20th June 1991" (UK; 1991-06-14), page 35
  29. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 56
  30. Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 124
  31. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 80
  32. Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 58
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  34. Power Play, "8/91" (DE; 1991-07-1x), page 122
  35. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 44
  36. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 12
  37. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61
  38. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 28
  39. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 27
  40. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
  42. User, "Mártios 1992" (GR; 1992-0x-xx), page 86
  43. Video Games, "3/91" (DE; 1991-09-06), page 80
  44. Zero, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 71


The GG Shinobi

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Games in the Shinobi Series
Arcade
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
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)
Book
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)