DescriptionA.D. 1997, New York City
Having vanquished the evil crime empire, Neo Zeed, the ninja master Shinobi and his combat ninja skills were not heard from for some time. But a new threat arose, in a reptilian form that lived on vicious instinct alone. The colossal monster moved slowly and quietly, and its attack was relentless. The souls unfortunate enough to survive became hostages, and mass panic swept the streets.
It remained only for Shinobi to take action. His weapons were stealth and quickness of attack, his only allies facing overwhelming forces. Relying on Ninja weapons and magic, Shinobi fought on, assisted by his faithful dog.
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is similar to Shadow Dancer for home computers, and consists of five missions containing three stages each. However, there are a few differences between the two. For example, in this Sega Genesis/Mega Drive exclusive, the stages are different, and you rescue hostages rather than disarm bombs. Each mission ends up with you fighting a boss, and when you defeat each (except the final one), you also participate in a bonus stage where you must shoot all ninja flying towards you.
Some of the enemies are also quite different. Some of the lizards, which appear in later missions, leave a "lizard coin", which you can collect for bonus lives.
- "シャドー・ダンサー ザ・シークレット・オブ・シノビ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Console Generation Exclusive: Sega Genesis
- Setting: Future now Past
- Shinobi series
- Theme: Ninjas
|The Video Game Critic||Sep 06, 2001||A-||91|
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|SegaFan.com||Dec 22, 2002||8.4 out of 10||84|
|16bit||2004||81 out of 100||81|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)||Nov 28, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Feb, 1991||778 out of 1000||78|
|Power Play||Mar, 1991||75 out of 100||75|
|Video Games||Mar, 1991||75 out of 100||75|
|Retroage||Aug 02, 2014||7 out of 10||70|
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Katakis | カタキス (42793) added Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Genesis) on Nov 02, 2003
Credits (16 people)
13 developers, 3 thanks
Takubon, Kazu K.Character Design:
Hiroyuki Kawaguchi (Hiro K.)Graphic Design:
Rieko Kodama (Phenix Rie)Assistant Graphic Design:
Tomohiro Kondo (Mu)Music Composer:
Keisuke Tsukahara (Tsukachan)Supervisor:
Kankan, Tantan, HayhayTest Player:
Arcade 'Shadow Dancer' Staff, Arcade 'Shinobi' Staffand ... Special Thanks to: