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: MFi compatible controllers
- 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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What's New

Version 1.1.2

Bug fixes and refinements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Good nostalgic game


I remember when I got this game along with my sega genesis back in 1990 or so for Christmas. First thing that blew me away was the music, this game has some of the best 8 bit music ever composed (wear headphones, one of the things the Genesis brought to home consoles was stereo sound, and this game’s music was mixed to really showcase the stereo sound with clever panning). All that nostalgia came right back when I downloaded this game. Even the old unlimited shuriken cheat works (go options, select shurikens to 00, wait about ten seconds and watch the 00 transform to the unlimited sign. You’re welcome). This is overall a good port.

Now not all is good. As expected, the controls are as touchscreen clunky as they can be. There’s just not much to do about that. Also, the higher resolution means that the pixels are a bit too detailed, so everything looks blocky. CRT tv’s from back then hid that pretty good, but now with high resolution, you get to see all those little squares in detail. And of course the annoying ads, the save anywhere is a neat feature though.

It’s great but I have some ideas

A local Person

So the game is great good update it used to be laggy but now smooth I like that but I think what people have problem is the screen size I think that the game should have the full screen treatment like sonic 1,2, and CD and more button options where we can make the buttons more bigger and smaller but if you guys do read this then thank you

Works with Nimbus!

Vertigo One

As promised, the update fixed my lag issues, so I’m upgrading my review to a well deserved 5 stars! If you’re using a Bluetooth controller, the on screen controls disappear and what you’re left with is a great excuse to not be here reading reviews! Go play it now!

Developer Response

Hi there, we have an update that will be coming out very soon which will be fixing the frame rate issues that you are currently having. Please keep an eye out on the App store for the release.


Sega America
178.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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