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

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  • User Rating 10

    Shadow Master

    Rated on October 14, 2009 by sh811a

    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 every...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    One of the Sega greats!

    Rated on January 26, 2006 by Ranger-X

    As much as people would love to hear about Shinobi 3 in full detail, I will just say that from gameplay to graphics and to music this is a very memorable game and if the reader tries out the game I th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    The entire Shinobi series were instant classics and this is no exception.

    Rated on January 23, 2005 by User2k

    Gameplay: Never have my needs of hack and slashing my way through hordes of ninjas been better fulfilled. The main weapons in the game are Shurikens, your trusty katana, your fists and feet, and of ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Pure arcade action on your Sega Genesis. This should be in your collection if you like action games.

    Rated on September 14, 2006 by rossdh1982

    Shinobi III upgrades the shinobi series in every way possible. Better game play, graphics, sound, and control. Our hero is now more agile and can do running attacks, jump kicks, etc. You can really sp...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    This is a must have for anyone with a Genesis that likes side-scrolling action platformers.

    Rated on February 14, 2005 by RacinJason

    Shinobi III was released in North America on 7/22/93 for the Sega Genesis. It's a side scrolling action platformer that is one of the great classics on the Genesis that any Genesis owner should play....

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The very best!

    Rated on July 04, 2008 by Castlevania1986

    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, terr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.1

    I'm only glad the recent titles redeemed the series because this game is BLAH.

    Rated on May 02, 2005 by Geusprime

    The good things- Most noteably here, Joe Musashi is really freaking cool. He's a ninja with no need for camo. In fact, he wears white so enemies can see the guy that's about to throw kunai in the...

    3 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    The best Shinobi game

    Rated on August 25, 2005 by Shawn_Watson

    After 'Revenge' the Shinobi games went downhill quite bit with the rather tepid Shadow Dancer. I know I'm not the only person in the world who was disappointed with the Genesis port because the arcade...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A good game today, an exceptional game in its time.

    Rated on March 08, 2006 by Bodboy466

    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master was a game I enjoyed greatly during my time on the Genesis. It was a very good looking game to me and had a unique style to it. In Shinobi III the basic idea ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

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

    Rated on September 28, 2012 by phrozac

    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 handhe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.