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Description

Shinobi III involves a ninja named Joe "Shinobi" Musashi (you) going and kicking some bad guy butt, in this case his old enemy "Neo Zeed".

In normal Shinobi style, you are presented with side-scrolling playfields which you must slash and shuriken your way through, to meet the end boss of each round.

Screenshots

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Genesis Classical Edo enemy
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Genesis Must be the boss guy? #2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Genesis Title Screen
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Genesis Rumble in the jungle

Promo Images

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Screenshot
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Screenshot
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Screenshot
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ザ・スーパー忍Ⅱ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Super Shinobi 2" -- Japanese title
  • "Shinobi 3" -- Informal title
  • "3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master" -- Nintendo 3DS title

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User Reviews

What the Genesis was about... J. G. (7) unrated
Best. Shinobi. Game. Ever. MasterMegid (896) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2001 A 100
Defunct Games Jun 29, 2012 A+ 100
That Gaming Site Nov 09, 2009 9.8 out of 10 98
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Shin Force Jul 08, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
Sega-16.com Dec 26, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Megablast Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Play Time Sep, 1993 85 out of 100 85
SegaFan.com Dec 22, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Sega Force Nov 04, 1993 82 out of 100 82

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Trivia

Development

The original UK release went back to the drawing board for a few extra 'tweaks' and the result was the horse riding and the surf sub levels.
Tibes80 (1495) added Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Genesis) on Jan 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17935), Sciere (414850), Foxhack (12855) and gamewarrior (5060)