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































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3302
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.95More...[1] 2402
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99More...[3]More...[4] 2402
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2402
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2402
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2402
Sega Game Gear
IT
2402
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 012110



Palm OS
US
2003-04-14[5] $19.95 ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
286 (300)
B
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
US
$3.99
Everyone
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
EU
€4.00
12+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
DE
€4.00
12
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
UK
£3.60
12+
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
AU
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

Rounds

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Production credits


One of these aliases is Yukio Futatsugi

Magazine articles

Main article: The GG Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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also published in:
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Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 More...[13]
91 More...[14]
94 More...[15]
88 More...[16]
96 More...[17]
78 №8
92 More...[18]
97 More...[19]
90 No results[20]
82 More...[21]
73 More...[22]
100 More...[23]
79 More...[24]
93 №13, p27
90 More...[25]
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88
Based on
15 reviews

Game Gear, US
GGShinobi GG US Box Back.jpg
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GGShinobi 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.jpg
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GGShinobi GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
GGShinobi GG JP Box Back.jpg
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GGShinobi GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
GGShinobi GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
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. GamePro, "September 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 46
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 27
  3. Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 97
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
  5. http://www.sega.com/palm/purchase/buy_select_shinobi.jhtml (archived: 2003-04-17 04:47)
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://vc.sega.jp/3ds/ggshinobi/ (archived: 2017-10-29 06:58)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/us4h9rLO3WTM2ZjsLYfadJ_OielVrsMW (archived: 2012-03-09 02:17)
  8. https://archive.is/OQciu
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/gamegear/shinobi (archived: 2017-07-04 15:13)
  10. https://archive.is/2QPvj
  11. https://archive.is/G5p4n
  12. Mega Drive Fan, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-08), page 140
  13. ACE, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 73
  14. Consoles +, "xxxx" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 117
  15. Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 102/103 (102)
  16. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-05-10), page 14
  17. GamePro, "September 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44 (46)
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 56 (48)
  19. Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 124
  20. Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 58/59 (58)
  21. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 44
  22. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 12
  23. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 28
  25. Zero, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-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)
Nintendo 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 (TBD)
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)