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Alex Kidd continues his adventures in Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, featuring remixes of the music you heard from Shinobi, and featuring the common enemy: Ninjas.

The Dark Ninja, whom was banished 10,000 years ago, has returned to rule Miracle World. He also takes young Alex's girlfriend and use her as a sacrifice. To help Alex defeat the Dark Ninja and rescue his girlfriend, a god enters Alex's body, causing Alex to become a ninja master.

There are four rounds, with three levels each, and has Alex travel through locations like office blocks, construction sites, shipyards, and jungles. He must go through each level defeating ninjas and other wildlife. In the last levels, he must defeat bosses including Kabuto, Heli, Robster, and Hanzo. To survive some levels, you must learn the secret jumping technique, described on page eight of the game's instruction manual. You start the game with three lives and are presented with an energy bar with three units, but you'll lose one if an enemy touches you. Furthermore, If you lose all three energy units, you lose a life, and if you lose all three lives, the game is over.

Additional energy units can be obtained by collecting hearts that can be found by breaking treasure chests. The maximum units you can get is six. From there, the heart is replaced by a mini-Alex. Collect this and you've earned yourself an extra life. You'll get hearts if you have less than six units.

You can also get weapons like spears and power swords by breaking these treasure cheats. However, if you're lucky, you can obtain a Tornado icon, letting you transform into a tornado while mini-Tornados whirl around the screen, seeking enemies. This allows you to either go left or right so your enemies get sucked in and are knocked out.


Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Over the lava pit
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Alex says: "How am I supposed to reach the exit?"
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System The undead
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World SEGA Master System Nice view of the mountains

Promo Images

Alex Kidd in Shinobi World Screenshot
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Shinobi Kid" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Truly Plays like Shinobi + Alex Kidd. A Must Play for the Master System. Emperor MAR (2615) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Retro Game Reviews May 26, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 Sep 30, 2006 81 out of 100 81 Sep 24, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Zero Dec, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Aug, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Retrogaming History May 10, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Dec 19, 2016 7 out of 10 70
GamesCollection Nov 03, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65


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Alternative Cartridge Label

Sega produced a very limited number of this game with a blue cartridge label instead of the regular red.

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Katakis | カタキス (41056) added Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (SEGA Master System) on Mar 01, 2003
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