Revenge of Shinobi ambushes weekly Nintendo DLC

Last week, Nintendo announced its virtual console lineup will be spangled with Star Wars classic games in the coming weeks. Although the last download update included Super Nintendo hit Super Star Wars, the sci-fi series is conspicuously absent from this week's slate. Instead, gamers can now pick...

Last week, Nintendo announced its virtual console lineup will be spangled with Star Wars classic games in the coming weeks. Although the last download update included Super Nintendo hit Super Star Wars, the sci-fi series is conspicuously absent from this week's slate. Instead, gamers can now pick up to two new games each for the Wii and DSi, with The Revenge of Shinobi on the Virtual Console.

Published by Sega for its Genesis platform in 1989, The Revenge of Shinobi is the sequel to the 1987 arcade game Shinobi. As the titular ninja, players traverse bamboo forests and modern cityscapes, using shurikens and a katana to vanquish their enemies. The title costs 800 Wii points or $8.

For the Wii, Picture Book Games: Pop-Up Pursuit is a family-friendly board game that costs 800 Wii points or $8. As the title partly suggests, the board game takes place in a pop-up picture book, and contestants use cards and coins rather than roll dice. The other WiiWare game, Family Slot Car Racing, features three racing circuits, each with multiple tracks. For 500 Wii points ($5), gamers can choose among several slot cars and race alone or against another player.

Meanwhile, DSi owners can download Gameloft's Guitar Rock Tour for 500 DSi points ($5). As a drummer or guitarist, players tap the touch screen and press buttons to match the beat of recent and classic hit songs. The same 500 DSi points could also be used to purchase Nintendo's Brain Age Express: Sudoku. The game has three different skill levels and the franchise's signature Brain Age scoring system.

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steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

Hey, how about they make a new Shinobi game instead? Or, a 3D remake of this one? Or even a high-definition version? Those I'd buy. If I wanna play the original, my Genesis is right next to the PS3 and 360.

NND1
NND1

Or you can download and play it under pc emulation which has been available for free for years....

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

You can actually buy a compilation of Sega classics (including RoS) for just a little more. 800 points just for this is ridiculous.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Man. I wish this would hit Xbox Live. I have Revenge of Shinobi 2 for my Saturn, but I would love to have this one , not to mention the achievements. C'mon Sega, release this one ,Crazy Taxi, and Panzer Dragoon on Xbox Live!

Pixy64
Pixy64

Any hope for xbox 360? :(

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@skullboy950 You do realize that FFCC Darklord sold over one-million in a month and classics such as SMB still sale one million each month.

Mickael
Mickael

Revenge of Shinobi was one of THE best Genesis titles. also one of the very first. But at 8 bucks, no thanks. This should be a part of a Shinobi collection at the very least.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Revenge of Shinobi: $8 for 1 game ... Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection: $30 for over 40 games, almost all of them better than Revenge of Shinobi.

clsmithj
clsmithj

Since I don't have a Wii and DSi doesn't seem to be getting any worth while games to download. I'll just stick with the superior version of this game on Sega CD.

NuKkU
NuKkU

omg i love revenge of shinobi

Wings_008
Wings_008

yup, i remember when i saw spider man and i was like it's SEGA that's normal now lets kick some arachnophobia's ass i think the flying man with spiderman also was a cartoon character

DanBal76
DanBal76

Since i don't have a Wii, i would love to get it for Xbox Live Arcade.

jadefury27
jadefury27

agree w\ burns112233 this game featured the most random cameos ever.

burns112233
burns112233

Godzilla, Terminator, Spider Man and Batman as bosses = best game ever

ilovecrash
ilovecrash

Why can't Nintendo just use regular currency (like the playstation store) instead of Wii points and DSi points? It's stupid. And it's not worth $8.

Way2fonky
Way2fonky

Revenge of Shinobi is a solid game, even in this day and age. I've never played Shinobi III, and I've heard that it is better, but if you like classic gaming that is somewhat challenging, then this is worth your eight bucks. Seems like Nintendo is back on the ball with the VC.

leeko_link
leeko_link

The Revenge of Shinobi was a much better offering this week considering it was never included in any of the Sega collections. Glad Nintendo didn't just rush all three Super Star Wars games for VC too soon.

jjjrrr11211
jjjrrr11211

The Only Shinobi i liked was the one for ps2.They Should Make That To Download

prodtek
prodtek

Shinobi III is already on Virtual Console

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

Give us Shinobi 3. Damn good game.

philonious_matt
philonious_matt

Last week, Nintendo announced its virtual console lineup will be spangled with Star Wars classic games in the coming weeks. Although the last download update included Super Nintendo hit Super Star Wars, the sci-fi series is conspicuously absent from this week's slate. Instead, gamers can now pick up to two new games each for the Wii and DSi, with The Revenge of Shinobi on the Virtual Console.

Published by Sega for its Genesis platform in 1989, The Revenge of Shinobi is the sequel to the 1987 arcade game Shinobi. As the titular ninja, players traverse bamboo forests and modern cityscapes, using shurikens and a katana to vanquish their enemies. The title costs 800 Wii points or $8.

For the Wii, Picture Book Games: Pop-Up Pursuit is a family-friendly board game that costs 800 Wii points or $8. As the title partly suggests, the board game takes place in a pop-up picture book, and contestants use cards and coins rather than roll dice. The other WiiWare game, Family Slot Car Racing, features three racing circuits, each with multiple tracks. For 500 Wii points ($5), gamers can choose among several slot cars and race alone or against another player.

Meanwhile, DSi owners can download Gameloft's Guitar Rock Tour for 500 DSi points ($5). As a drummer or guitarist, players tap the touch screen and press buttons to match the beat of recent and classic hit songs. The same 500 DSi points could also be used to purchase Nintendo's Brain Age Express: Sudoku. The game has three different skill levels and the franchise's signature Brain Age scoring system.