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As with the original games, Shinobi for the GG (the first portable member of the franchise) is a action side-scroller in which you take the role of an elemental ninja seeking revenge, your task to clear several stages filled with evil ninja and other assorted enemies.

New to this release is the MegaMan-like ability to select which stage (all also unique for this release) to play in any sequence. Each stage contains a fellow elemental ninja held prisoner, who gets released once you complete the level. You can then switch between available ninja mid-stage to take advantage of their unique abilities (green ninja double jumps, blue ninja has a grappling hook, yellow ninja walks on water, etc.) which become a necessity to successfully complete all the levels.


Shinobi Game Gear "Pink" has this nice feature. Using this, new paths are available :)
Shinobi Game Gear The main title screen, with "Shinobi" kanji.
Shinobi Game Gear Blue's has a harpoon, not only as a weapon but hooks on certain pegs.
Shinobi Game Gear Pink awoke and let's use him right in the next map.

Alternate Titles

  • "The GG Shinobi" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Gear Jul, 1991 94 out of 100 94 Game Gear Apr, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Game Gear Jul, 1991 90 out of 100 90
neXGam Game Gear Dec 27, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Video Games Game Gear Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Game Gear Aug, 1991 83 out of 100 83 Game Gear Feb 12, 2010 16 out of 20 80


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  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Game Gear Game in 1991

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