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The Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)

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Description

In this game, once again you are Shinobi, but this time you're out not to free hostages, but to gain your revenge.

All you have to do is go around killing people with "shurikins", or throwing knives. You can also get power pack upgrades. Once you touch it, your knives turn into fire and you have a ninja sword.

You have to do 3 rounds per zone, kick the butt of a boss and hey presto! You're done on that zone.

Screenshots

The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis Starting
The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis Just the three of us and the moon above
The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis Here, boy... that's a good dog...
The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis Title

Alternate Titles

  • "ザ・スーパー忍" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Super Shinobi" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Not played this game in years, but I remember the good times M.Allen (76) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
The best launch game of the Genesis! Mavi Bacon (15) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) Jun, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Power Play Mar, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Retrogaming History Feb 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Pixel-Heroes.de May, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Jun 27, 2004 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 10.7 out of 12 89
The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 34 out of 40 85
IGN Aug 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Genesis version of The Revenge of Shinobi appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development and characters

Early versions of The Revenge of Shinobi had you fighting Batman as a boss, but because SEGA failed to get the licensing rights for the Caped Crusader, he was replaced by a winged demon in later versions of the game. In earlier versions the round 7's boss was no other than Godzilla, but it was eventually replaced by a skinless dinosaur. One of the other bosses is very reminiscent of the Hulk. Spider-Man is also present as a boss. Both Batman and Spider-Man were deleted from from versions of the cartridge released as the "classic edition" and on the version found with the SEGA CD. Instead of Spider-Man and Batman you fight a character that turns into a were-bat.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Game of the Year (Forecasting the 1990 Award Winners) (tied with Super Mario Bros. 3)
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Worst Ending in a Game
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Genesis Game in 1990

paul cairey (321) added The Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis) on Nov 11, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (32364), Michael Cassidy (9924) and Sciere (281317)