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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 530 ratings
  1. 10 (156)
  2. 9 (220)
  3. 8 (103)
  4. 7 (17)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (18)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    One of the funnest Ninja Games ever made

    So in this game you pretty much play as this ninja Joe Musashi(Shinbi), In this game you'll spend much of your time killing ninjas, blowing stuff up and using some super powers that can be quite useful in certain occasio... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

  • Rating:9

    One of the 16-bit era's all time classics.

    BEST SHINOBI GAME EVER. This is one of those games that makes me nostalgic for the old days of well executed side-scrolling platformers. Hopefully this game will resurface on the new batch of handhelds from Sony and Ni... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The best ninja game ever released.

    This was one of the first games that I ever truly played. It took me a long time to beat it at the age of 8, but the ending was life changing. Even going back and watching it now almost brings tears to my eyes. I play... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    A great game that doesn't age and it is quite hard.

    The first thing that I have to clarify. It is that I bought the game for PC on steam. Sega has it own emulator. It is just amazing. You can save in any part of the game. You can custimize gamepads and I don't have any pr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Shadow Master

    This game is my favorate in the Shinobi series because everything is just perfect. It's true that this game is a little easier over the second game at least by my standards, but that is because everything feels a little... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Shinobi III may be less difficult than the other games, but it still is the best game in the series.

    The good: Less challenging for people not used to the punishing difficulty. Awesome graphics and a memorable soundtrack, great awesome game-play The bad: Some hard core Shinobi fans won't appreciate the much less punish... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Shinobi returns once more, bringing the best game in the series, and one of the best games for the Genesis

    After beating this excellent game, I decided to write a review on it. This game is one of the best on the Genesis, and the best in the Shinobi series. Why? because you FEEL like a ninja in this game! That's right, un... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The very best!

    Regardless how old this game is now, I can still play it over and over again. Shinobi III is everything it should of been from start to finish. The game is full of lush graphics, excellent sound, terrific gameplay, and s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Classic Ninja Sprite Action

    There are few gems from my generation as a Genesis gamer that stand out. This one is certainly one of those gems. Weather you are new to the series and only are familiar with the 3D games or a 2D veteran, You owe it to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7

    The Ninja Gaiden of the past

    Shinobi 3 in words is one of the best side scroller games for the old generation of consoles. The game has everything you need to keep you playing until you beat the game. The story line is pretty basic your village is ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8

    A very awesome action packed game that will keep you thrilled.

    Do I like Shinobi? Yes. I do. I think the series are very awesome. Do I like other Shinobi stuff? Well, I think Shinobis rock. They kunai knifes, shuriken, weapons, and ninjustu. Do I like Ninja/Shinobi games? Yes. I do.... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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