Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

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Which is the best game in Segas Shinobi series?

Arcade Shinobi 1987
2
8%
Master System Shinobi
1
4%
Super/Revenge of Shinobi
8
31%
Megadrive Shadow Dancer
10
38%
Arcade Shadow Dancer
1
4%
Cyber Shinobi
0
No votes
Super Shinobi 2/ Return of the Ninja Master
3
12%
Shinobi X Saturn
0
No votes
Revenge of Shinobi Gameboy advance
0
No votes
Other
1
4%
 
Total votes: 26

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Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Shinobi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:10 pm

So is it thoughts?
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by The Laird » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 pm

Was a hard choice between Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi 3. But I had to go with Revenge, it was the first Mega Drive game I bought.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:41 pm

No Alex Kidd in Shinobi world...................

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Shinobi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:13 pm

The Laird wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Was a hard choice between Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi 3. But I had to go with Revenge, it was the first Mega Drive game I bought.
Same here Super Shinobi and Shadow Dancer where the first games I bought. And a friend lent me Streets of Rage.

Shinobi 3 loses something on the later levels with that Robot Dinosuar etc.. Where Shinobi had Chinatown, Main Road and Lighthouse

Still can't decide between Suoer Shinobi and Shadow Dancer should have allowed 3 choices
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Shinobi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:16 pm

DPrinny wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:41 pm
No Alex Kidd in Shinobi world...................
Wasn't Alex Kidd in Shinobi land just a re skinned Master System Shinobi with the Samurai boss lobster being a actual lobster that threw bananas

I realised I missed the Game Gear, Nes and 3DS Shinobi.
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:20 pm

Nope its a new game
https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/11/ale ... -sms-beta/

First boss was going to be called Mari-oh
Its not a long hard game, but its a fun diversion with its own additions

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by silvergunner » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:42 pm

Loved Alex Kidd in shinobi world.

For me revenge of shinobi is the best game. Almost a perfect balance of difficulty for me.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:07 am

I don't think I've ever played a Shinobi game.....
DPrinny wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:20 pm
Nope its a new game
https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/11/ale ... -sms-beta/

First boss was going to be called Mari-oh
Its not a long hard game, but its a fun diversion with its own additions
Having Alex Kidd parody the Sega franchises sounds to me like it would have been a great idea, especially for the Master System. Shame they didn't bother (assuming the Wiki info isn't BS, of course).

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by RetroMartin » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:48 pm

The gamegear Shinobi was definitely up there but Revenge will always win for me as I played it way too much as a kid and the music was better.
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by scottiewolfe » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Damn ... I think it WAS the best game technically... although I hold a soft spot in my heart for the game gear version!

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Treguard » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:56 pm

It's a great game, but for simple nostalgia it had to be the original Shinobi. So many intellectual property infringements...

Incidentally anyone who picks Arcade Shadow Dancer is clearly a complete masochist.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Gigifusc » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:39 am

I'm assuming you mean this one right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAJs-D8hjKA

Was just such a sublime game. Once you 'got it' you just felt very at one with the controller.

Revenge was a great game too though. I think it depends on whether you prefer a more arcadey game you're more likely to go with Shadow Dancer but if you prefer a slightly slower pace and just a smidgen of thought, you'll go Revenge.

Oddly for me though - I usually prefer a slower pace to arcade, but I think Shadow just got it SO right that it beats Revenge by a very small margin.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by batman877 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Check out this old thread comparing the ports of the original Shinobi...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8965&hilit=shinobi+ ... son+thread
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Ryan GH » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:15 am

Shinobi 3 for its horse riding and jet skis!!

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 am

Game Gear Shinobi and Game Gear Shinobi 2, obvs :D
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