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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
- GAMES RELEASED EVERY MONTH - Download them all!

- "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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Customer Reviews

Disappointed 😒

Why is it so hard for big name companies to properly emulate / remake their games? First Mega Man 2, now these mediocre Sega games. I loaded this up and it was a laggy mess. The sound started skipping while I was watching the intro. The game played poorly after that. (This shouldn't happen on an iPad Air 2, which is WAY more powerful than a Sega Genesis.)

So, I quit all open apps, quit the game and tried again. What a terrible interface. It's so slow just to press start. I have to wait again for the intro to get started. (It's even more tedious to start the game if you want to change the options... which is highly likely, as that's how the infinite ammo trick works.)

OK, so I got the game working. Wow, I forgot how tedious this game was. The game was tough back in the day. With a touch screen, it's ridiculous.

Also, since I haven't played this game in years, I thought this was the game with the wolf. Nope, that's Shadow Dancer. I think I enjoyed that game more back in the early 1990s.

Sega did well with the Sonic the Hedgehog remake. That's how every rereleased Sega Genesis game should be. I have iTunes credit ready to spend on quality games. I was excited, at first, to see Revenge of Shinobi on iOS. But unfortunately, it doesn't have the level of love that Christian Whitehead put into the Sonic remake.

Gotta' get my revenge on.

When the Genesis/Mega Drive launched, way back in 1989, this was one of the launch titles. Revenge of Shinobi demonstrated that Sega was truly onto some next level stuff. Well, now I get to play this system seller while on the go. The touch controls do take some getting used to. But, once you do, there is an amazing classic to be played and enjoyed here. It definitely doesn't hurt that RoS can be downloaded free of charge. Once again, thanks, Sega.

Another terribly emulated mess

Even for free this is a giant waste of time and space. I can forgive Sega using the version without the licensed characters (no Spider-Man, Godzilla etc...) But everything else is a disgrace.

My main complaint is the frame rate in this game on a 2017 new iPad is atrocious. I had old PCs in the late 90s that played emulated Genesis games better than this. It really makes the game unplayable. Other complaints:

The music is good. Definitely better than the Flashback plug and plays, but the music pops and crackles!! The High Score did not work. The more games option does not work. Ads on the free version are both on-screen and while switching the menus. Had issues getting controller support working but after a force quit it work. Very laggy.

You are better off picking up tge ATgames Flashback, PC versions, or any of the console releases for a much much better version of this game.

The Revenge of Shinobi
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.0.9
  • Size: 157 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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