The Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi








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By SEGA Category Action #81

Description & Details

Rain down ninja vengeance in SEGA’s legendary side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

Reap revenge in SEGA’s legendary side-scrolling beat ‘em up, now available on mobile for the very first time. You are Joe Musashi, a ninja out for revenge against the evil criminal organization ‘Neo Zeed’.

They've killed your master and captured your bride, so now you must travel the globe to dish out ninjutsu justice to the crime syndicate. Master ninjutsu techniques and collect mystical power-ups as you fight your way through this retro classic.

The Revenge of Shinobi joins the SEGA Forever classic games collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!

- Eight globe-trotting districts, each with its own unique boss battle
- Secret power-ups hidden throughout the game
- Collect shuriken to take out enemies from afar (psst... the old code still works!)
- Master ninjutsu techniques and devastate your foe
- Summon fire and thunder to take out entire waves of adversaries
- Four difficulty levels, from beginner to master ninja.

- LEADERBOARDS – compete with the world for high scores
- CONTROLLER SUPPORT – fully integrated wireless Bluetooth controller support
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- "I just didn't want to stop playing." [94%] - Julian "Jaz" Rignall, Mean Machines #1 (October 1990)
- "Brill graphics, exceptional sound, and uncomplicated gameplay make for excellent ninja-fighting thrills 'n' spills." [93%] - Paul Rand, Computer & Video Games #99 (February 1990)
- "Distressingly involving and hair-wrenchingly addictive." [92%] - Julian Boardman, Raze #3 (January 1991)

- Spider-Man was once an officially licensed character in the game
- There have been many revisions of the game due to copyright issues
- Legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro also wrote the music for both Game Gear Shinobi titles

- Originally released in 1989 in Japan and North America, with the European release arriving in 1990
- Known as The Super Shinobi in Japan
- Released in arcades on SEGA's Mega-Tech platform

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First Seen
Last Seen
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Android Version
4.4 and up
Content Rating
USK: Ages 12+
Installs (Google)
100000 - 500000
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  • SEGA's The Revenge of Shinobi Now Playable on Android | Droid Life

    (24 days ago)

    SEGA’s 1989 classic The Revenge of Shinobi is now available on Android, via that awesome SEGA Forever initiative. If you missed it, SEGA is launching a ton of its classic titles for mobile devices under this SEGA Forever umbrella, making them all free to play with the help of ads. If you pay a small … Continued

Latest Ratings

A 3
The game is a classic. But it is seriously let down by the controls. An example is the double jump which hardly works smoothly. Please improve the controls to a satisfactory level so this classic can be enjoyed by older and younger generation of gamers alike. If future classic games are in the pipeline, please consider releasing the Streets of Rage series (1-3) and Shinobi 3. Thank you Sega. Have been a fan since the 80s.
Christian 4
Double jump is so hard to time and touch screen doesn't make it any easier. After I get past stage 2, smooth sailing. Couldn't beat Spider-Man at 8yo, but he's grass now that im at 27
The 3
There is a problem with the controller. Every time I try to go backward, the controller makes me go forward. I got to fight with the controller to make myself go backward. It kept jumping when i dont want it to. It would have been a great game if that was not an issue. Bring back a lot of memories.
Look I love this game! The original gameplay was great, this is a true classic. Please Sega don't ruin your classic games surely you can do something about the horrendous mobile controls. I've downloaded all your games so far and apart from crazy taxi you've ruined my childhood so far. I'm trying to persevere with the controls, but you press jump and accidentally shoot or power it's frustrating I can't build momentum. I like a difficult game but not wonky controls.
Will 4
Blast from the past! This game is just as fun as i remember but, I have to be honest, I changed the difficulty setting to Easy and used the Shurikon cheat (unlimited ammo). The fact you can't move the on-screen controls is a letdown but toggling which button does what stopped me accidentally knocking the Samsung menu button every time I wanted to jump. Looking forward to see what the next SegaForever game will be. Streets of Rage!
Glenn 5
LOVE SEGA, SUCH GREAT MEMORIES BEING A KID! Keep bringing them back. I agree with people though the double jump is so hard too time correctly lol 😊😊😊
Abdul 2
The controls were really awful as you can't perform a double jump properly and also cannot move your player backwards as the game automatically redirects you forward. The only time the player can track back is when you crouch walk shinobi in that direction. Sega I appreciate you guys releasing the classics, but spend more time in testing and thawing out these bugs as consumers don't like being given a half functioning solution.
Justin 3
Revenge of Shinobi is a great, but tough platformer. Unfortunately, this release is a letdown. Touch controls aren't comfortable for the experience, and between both a Galaxy Note and an LG V20, there was an immense stutter that affected sound and video. This needs to be dealt with before I can see this release being good.
Andrew 2
Emulation is abysmal. Controller layout is wrong way round on nvidea shield controller. Easily emulated better on any other emulator. No excuse considering it is a official Sega product and also the only thing you get is ads lol over any other emulator. Not even any achievements.
John 1
Revenge of Shinobi is my favourite game ever. This version, however, is utterly unplayable. Please fix the awful lag and do this game justice.
Lags too much. If the jerkiness of game doesn't drive you NUTS...the stuttering music will. Too bad. The actual classic version is awesome


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