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The Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi is Sega Mega Drive and Genesis game from 1989 and 1990.

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The Revenge of Shinobi Review

  • Aug 26, 2009
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Sorry folks, I don't have access to the script, my Wife earsed it. So here is the blurp used on the Game Knights channel.

The Revenge of Shinobi review! Kwing is back for another video review of another retro classic game, now on the Wii's virtual console! What does Kwing think of Revenge of Shinobi or Shinobi 2? Watch the review to find out. Game Knights entertainment is associated with All footage and music used with expressed permission by Sega America, for use in this kwing produced video review.

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September 02, 2009
I love your website! That's some cool stuff you've got there. Great review, too. Please do post the script when you get the chance! :)
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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.



Batman in The Revenge of Shinobi

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.

  • Software revision 1.00 (1989): Bosses clearly resembling Godzilla, Spider-Man, The Terminator and Batman are present. Both Spider-Man and Batman are actually fake representations of themselves conducted by someone able to morph into his shape when enough damage is inflicted.
  • Software revision 1.01 (1989): Batman is replaced by anime character Devilman. Godzilla, and Spider-Man remain unmodified, the latter still morphing into the bat-like creature when defeated. Enemy soldiers with flamethrowers are also changed ...
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