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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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:50 pm

I voted Megadrive Shadow Dancer. It's the best out of the ones I've played but to be honest half of them I've had no experience with at all.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by shiftytigger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Megadrive Shadow Dancer - I love Super / Revenge of but that one jump in the docks has me raging at times. I wrote an in depth guide and sent it to MM Sega , detailing all the hidden items and lives and for the most part it is a fantastic game - even now.

However - playing Shadow Dancer with and also without shuriken really stretched my skills as a youngster and i still play the game frequently now.
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by ArchaicKoala » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:01 am

As a kid I really didn't enjoy Shadow Dancer as I just found it too hard and so I preferred Revenge of Shinobi, now though I would put Shadow Dancer as one of my top 10 Mega Drive titles :mrgreen:

The one hit kills used to really annoy me and in turn put me straight off the game but upon picking it up a few years back now I much prefer this concept (plus actually realising how to use the dog made the game much easier!)
I love going back to this game at least once a year now and playing a sword only run, just so much fun! :mrgreen:

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:42 am

In terms of Mega Drive shinobi's it's probably the second best, after Shinobi III. I find Revenge to be a little too slow paced nowadays. I still like it but that first level is a real chore.
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Ryan GH » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:04 am

Anyone played Cyber Shinobi on the master system? It wasn't the best.....
I can remember one of the big bosses was a bulldozer. :roll:

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:23 am

Ryan GH wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:04 am
Anyone played Cyber Shinobi on the master system? It wasn't the best.....
I can remember one of the big bosses was a bulldozer. :roll:
To be fair a lot of shinobi games feature vehicles as bosses, including the first. A bulldozer is a bit pants, though.
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Ryan GH » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:52 am

I loved the helicopter in Shinobi complete with awesome ninjas jumping from it. :P
Wasn't too hard either unlike the next boss.

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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Shinobi » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:53 pm

Ryan GH wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:52 am
I loved the helicopter in Shinobi complete with awesome ninjas jumping from it. :P
Wasn't too hard either unlike the next boss.
Mandora the robot boss after the Helicopter can be skipped. Destroy 3 of the 4 robots and jump onto the head of the last robot. Use the ninja magic (you fall between the robots) mash jump and you will bounce right through the robots. The the giant robotic head after the robots is easy..
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Re: Is Megadrive Shadow Dancer the best Shinobi game

Post by Ryan GH » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:32 am

Thanks alot for that tip, I think I will use an emulator to play it again. It would be nice to finally defeat that censored!

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