A traditional side-scrolling platform game where the player controls Joe Musashi and must defeat enemies from eight districts before the final confrontation with the head of Neo Zeed.


Taking place three years after the first game, the criminal organization Zeed from the original game has since reformed and have renamed themselves "Neo Zeed". They decide to have their revenge on the Oboro Ninja clan and Joe Musashi by killing his master and kidnapping Joe's bride, Naoko. Joe, having reached the clan too late, manages to learn about Neo Zeed's plot by his dying master. Joe decides to travel the world to gain his revenge on Neo Zeed as well as try to save his bride before it's too late.

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12 February 1989 (USA)  »

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The Revenge of Shinobi  »

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Since the licensed use of the boss Spider-Man was for a limited period of time, the game was subsequently prevented from being re-released years later. The 2009 release for the Virtual Console as well as the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network 2012 releases features a new specific software revision that omits the Marvel copyright notice and replaces Spider-Man with a pink palette swap of the character that still behaves the same as the licensed Spider-Man. See more »


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Great sequel.
19 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this game. Put an end to the vile terror organisation known as "Neo-Zeed" I got this game for my PC and my Sega MegaDrive(Genesis). I just have to find the first-original Shinobi for my Sega Master System. I love the music as composed by Koshirosan. Ironically, the villains in this game were Batman, Godzilla, Spider-Man & The Incredible Hulk. I laughed when I faced those bosses. Shinobi has always been and always will be the best game series in years to come. I also own Shadow Dancer for my Genesis. I also must get Shinobi III. You are Joe Musashi, a martial arts teacher. This is one of the best Genesis launch titles. Before owning a Genesis, This game was in Sega Smash Pack Volume one for the PC.

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