The very first confrontation between Joe Musashi and The Ninja Master. He is also the first boss to display such evil laughter during the fight. A key move in The Revenge of Shinobi is the Hassou tobi (in Japanese: 八双飛び: Hassou styled flight), or double jump, which maximizes Joe's jumping height and enables him to perform a shuriken burst. I was successful. While the music is possibly a bit overrated compared to Koshiro’s other works of the era, like Streets of Rage and Actraiser, there are a number of decent tunes, especially the boss battle “Terrible Beat“.. MegaTech magazine praised the "smart gameplay, graphics and sound". 1993. In the original version of the game, "Spider-Man" is implied to actually be a shapeshifting ninja. The player controls Joe Musashi and must complete eight districts before the final confrontation with the head of Neo Zeed. Joe decides to travel the world to gain his revenge on Neo Zeed and try to save his bride before it's too late. The game was included in numerous compilations, such as Mega Games 2, Mega Drive 6 Pak, Sega Classics Arcade Collection (for Mega-CD), and Sega Smash Pack (for the PC and Dreamcast). Thankfully, power-up boxes are strewn throughout each stage, granting weapon power-ups and shuriken refills. You not only fight against a muscleman who lobs cars at you and slowly turns green as he takes damage, but later bosses include a dinosaur that looks suspiciously like Godzilla, while the most controversial is a battle against famous super heroes Spider-Man and Batman. by Kurt Kalata on September 13, 2017. After enough damage is taken, he transforms into what appears to be Batman and continues the fight. The Ninja Master trapped Joe's bride, Naoko in a cell trap where it can kill her. Keeping with its lineage, The Revenge of Shinobi is incredibly difficult, although Easy Mode grants nine lives. Couple of notes:\r\r1) The magic used on the first boss does NOT count... the boss is already dead XD.\r2) You can block the second boss's shots.\r3) 3 needs no notes. Posted Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat., The Ninja Master is in fact the older brother of the one with similar hair in. It was also included on the Sega Smash Pack Vol. WARNING! The Revenge of Shinobi is also renowned for its soundtrack, created by Yuzo Koshiro. He can throw his main of hair like a shuriken and attacks the player with it by whipping his hair towards them to stab them like a sword if close. The third version includes a copyright by Marvel, indicating that Spider-Man is an official cameo. The directional pad moves Joe around, while the A, B, and C buttons are used to perform ninjutsu techniques, attack, and jump respectively. A screenshot of Batman attacking Joe Musashi. Being a direct sequel to The Revenge of Shinobi , the game consists of Joe Musashi combating Neo Zeed, the evil organization that has returned once more to take over the world. The Revenge Of Shinobi isn’t unfair, but if you’re not with the game’s rhythm you get punished. Reviewing the game's appearance in Sega Arcade Classics, Glenn Rubenstein said it "was one of the first Genesis games released, and it shows how far Sega has come since then.". In all later versions of the game, "Batman" appears as a demon-like creature who bears little resemblance to the superhero (though it does strongly resemble Devilman, a Japanese manga character). Because of copyright issues regarding certain enemy 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. The latter is quite useful, because it also refills your health after using it, thereby skirting the level checkpoint you normally get sent back to when you die. Revenge Of Shinobi also happens to contain some of the most flagrant – and frequent – instances of cheerful copyright infringement in any game in the medium’s history. They decide to have their revenge on the Oboro clan and Joe by killing his master and kidnapping his bride, Naoko. The Revenge of Shinobi is considered the best in the Shinobi series. However, the frames of animation and bat sprites remained nearly unchanged. The Revenge of Shinobi (JP: The Super Shinobi) is a ninja action game from Sega and part of their Shinobi franchise, released exclusively for their fledgling Genesis console in 1989. Zeed was the organization that Musashi fought in the original Shinobi video game. :P\rHere we go again! Exclusive postcards, book previews, and more. In making respectable use of his likeness, and traits, he attacks Joe with his trademark webbing and overhead diving. The entire last level is a huge maze in a Japanese castle, and the final boss battle is a race against time – you fight an evil kabuki master while your fiance Naoko is trapped in a cage, threatened by the rock ceiling about to crush her if you’re not fast enough. Three years after their defeat at the hands of Joe Musashi, the criminal organization Zeed has reformed and have renamed themselves "Neo Zeed". You also have a selection of four different ninja spells which you can use at any time, including a screen-clearing fire attack (Karyu), a lightning barrier (Ikazuchi), a high jump spell (Fushin), and a ninjitsu that will cause Joe to explode (Mijin), taking away one of his lives, but doing massive damage to everything on the screen. It was also played during the encore as the most voted song when PLAY! Mega placed the game at #18 in their Top Mega Drive Games of All Time. Indeed, once Spider-Man is defeated, he merely leaves without changing his form, allowing the second boss of the stage to appear. Just insane timing.\r4) The trick to the boss is to NOT hit him after he throws the trash, otherwise he pulls off an unavoidable attack.\r5) Safespots for the win.\r6) I go kinda crazy in the second portion of the fight... you need to take out as many bats as possible!\r7)The boss does not register all the hits.. as you can see in the video. The Revenge of Shinobi introduced many new moves for Joe Musashi and its famed soundtrack, as composed by Yuzo Koshiro, is considered the best on the Genesis. Joe defeated the Ninja Master and rescues Naoko and reunites with her. It seems that at some point the copyright holders stepped in and regulated.