The Revenge of Shinobi (Game Boy Advance)

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The Revenge of Shinobi
System(s): Game Boy Advance
Sega (EU), THQ (US)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
$29.99[1] AGB-P-A3RE
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Advance

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The 2002 release of The Revenge of Shinobi is a Game Boy Advance game developed by 3d6 Games. Though it belongs to the same series, it is unrelated to the Mega Drive game of the same name.

The game makes heavy use of prerendered graphics and uses plenty of asian stereotypes, not related to Japan or Ninja in particular, sometimes poorly implemented, e.g. the first boss you encounter uses thunder attacks and the Japanese Kanji for "Electricity" - "電" is displayed, albeit mirrored. Such a symbol does not exists.


Gameplay is much slower paced than other Shinobi games, with a bigger focus on collecting keys, pushing switches etc. It was not well received, both by fans of the original series and gamers in general.

Production credits

Shinobi Game Development By 3D6 Games Inc.
  • Producer: William S. Schmitt
  • Technical Director: Dan Filner
  • Lead Artist: Eric Desantis
  • Lead Programmer: Ken Grant
  • Programmer: Nick Robertson
  • Designers: Eric Desantis, William S. Schmitt, Troy Sheets
  • Artists: Rick Grossenbacher, Rod Stafford, Mathew Van Dinter
  • Scripting: Nick Robertson, William S. Schmitt, Troy Sheets, Martin Theyer
  • Special Thanks: Eric Asorson, Chris "The Dirty Buddha" Esaki, Eric Guerrero, Fabio Laguna, Chris Novak, Sean Turner, Todd Widup, Dede, Sega and Overworks, Shinobi's Original Creators, Shinobi's Loyal Fans
  • Music and Sound Effects: Slackmates Inc., Rob Abernethy, Dave Adams
THQ Inc.
  • Producer: Curtis Cherrington
  • Assistant Producer: Randy Planck
  • Senior Producer: Jamie Bafus
  • Executive Producer: Carolina Beroza
  • Lead Tester: Chuck Sheffield
  • Testers: Nars del Rosario, Shane Pierson, Joe Garofalo
  • QA Director: Jeremy S. Barnes
  • QA Manager: Monica Vallejo
  • QA Technician: Mario Wiabel
  • QA Database Administrator: Jason Roberts
  • Vice President of Marketing: Peter Dille
  • Group Marketing Manager: Alison Quirion
  • Associate Product Manager: Heather Hall
  • Marketing Coordinator: Michael Greene
  • Director of Creative Services: Howard Liebeskind
  • Senior Creative Services Manager: Kathy Helgason
  • Creative Services Manager: Kirk Somdal
  • PR Manager: Reilly Brennan
  • Associate PR Manager: Erik Reynolds
  • Packaging Design: Moor Design
  • Manual Writer: Keith Kolmos
  • Extra Special Thanks: Shinobu Toyoda, Kathy Schoback, Judy Jette-Hansen
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: The Revenge of Shinobi (Game Boy Advance)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Game Boy Advance, US
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RoS GBA US Cart.jpg
Game Boy Advance, EU
TRoS GBA EU Box Front.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
CRC32 DDB4496A
MD5 DA720531328FC7F37EEF8C9B07D30A91
SHA-1 3340D93161D979544D3BB1BE7D7771C59964E409
8MB Cartridge (EU)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
CRC32 E9339304
MD5 95B8CB63649F7BB62A2F9A6A39BF7388
SHA-1 22ADB84902A1D1B3B63986EDED3CC2A1BC9AA0B4
8MB Cartridge (US)


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)
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)
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)
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)