The Revenge of Shinobi, published in Japan as The Super Shinobi is a video game developed and published by Sega in 1989. It was the first Shinobi game developed for the Mega Drive.
The game is a sequel to Shinobi, a 1987 arcade game, and boasts an acclaimed soundtrack by the famous video game music composer Yūzō Koshiro. The game was included in the compilations: Mega Games 2, Genesis 6 Pak, Sega Classics Arcade Collection (for Sega CD), and Sega Smash Pack (for the PC and Dreamcast). It was re-released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2009.
The introductory game screen features famous martial arts actor Sonny Chiba dressed as Hattori Hanzō from the popular Kage No Gundan TV series.
Because of copyright issues regarding certain boss characters (many of which were based on cultural icons) there were at least four versions of the game in Japan and North America, with the later two also appearing in Europe.
Since the licensed use of the boss Spider-Man was for a limited period of time, the game was subsequently prevented from being re-released in recent years on compilations and digital download services. The 2009 release for the Virtual Console features a new specific software revision (1.04) that omits the Marvel copyright notice and replaces Spider-Man with a pink palette swap of the character that still behaves the same as the licensed Spider-Man.
1992 side scrolling brawler
1994 side scrolling brawler for Sega Genesis