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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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.

Slow laggy frame rate


I wanted to like this; I have played the PC Steam version of the game. But the app version of the game is insanely slow and laggy. What the heck!! It's an old Genesis game, not a modern fps. Sega, fix this, and then maybe I might consider buying the ad-free version.

Edit: ok, after the september 2017 update, the game is a little bit less laggy on the 1st stage, but it still lags a lot in general.

Developer Response

Hi there, we are very sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with the game, please can you contact us at with more information of the issue you are experiencing as well as the device and OS you are using, so that we can investigate the issue


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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