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The Revenge of Shinobi

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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...
Genesis
88
3.8
Windows
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1.0
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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 Japanese title screen
The Revenge of Shinobi Genesis No, you  won't get me from there, suckers!
The Revenge of Shinobi Arcade In a house.
The Revenge of Shinobi Arcade Title Screen.

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Dragon Genesis Nov, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Mar, 1992 96 out of 100 96
Player One Genesis Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
That Gaming Site Genesis Nov 02, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Shin Force Genesis Jun 26, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1990 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Genesis Mar 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Mag'64 Wii Jan 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

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

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Genesis Game in 1990

Contributed to by Charly2.0 (30542), Michael Cassidy (4461), paul cairey (323) and Sciere (232458)