The Revenge of Shinobi

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2002

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
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  1. The excellent presentation and style is marred by the sixteen character password system and occasional level design flaws.
  2. There's a really good game here trying to get out, unfortunately, the lightning wasn't captured in a bottle this time - it struck square on the head.
  3. Nintendo Power
    The game's play control and animation are a little rough, but overall, it provides lots of action and thrills. [Jan 2003, p.174]
  4. Game Informer
    It's a shame that Shinobi uses a password save, because I really would have dug this game if it wasn't for this blunder. [Feb 2003, p.110]
  5. Rarely rises above the level of a typical side-scrolling combat title.
  6. 50
    The graphics are generic, but the audio presentation is quite nice. The GBA has a large library of average side-scrolling action games, and Revenge of Shinobi is just a slight notch above them.
  7. Even diehard Shinobi fans won’t derive a great deal of entertainment from this one. It hurts to say it, but Shinobi truly has fallen from grace.
  8. Doesn't possess anywhere near the level of polish or charm of its Genesis namesake.
  9. 40
    Isn't a complete disaster, but it's undoubtedly the worst outing in the franchise's history. Its unresponsive controls and shallow gameplay are what holds it back from seeing its true potential.
  10. 32
    A disgrace. The only thing 3D6 Games has succeeded in (besides going out of business) is creating the worst Shinobi game ever, one which will turn away potential new fans and make old ones weep.
  11. The game quickly becomes boring and has you wishing you were doing something else.

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