Sunday 26 May 2024

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis review)

Developer: Megasoft
Publisher: Sega
Released: 1993

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is an action game and the sequel to The Revenge of Shinobi (1989, Sega Genesis).

+ Challenge is more balanced than the previous game and the slow-paced difficulty curve allows you to learn the ropes.

+ Comprehensive move-set makes you feel incredibly agile, and using the environment to traverse through levels is fun.

+ New moves such as wall jumping are welcome additions that open up the gameplay to give you more options.

+ Skilled play is rewarded, as avoiding damage enables you to keep your Power Pack item that quickly dispatches enemies.

+ Auto-scrolling sections vary up the gameplay, and the imaginative bosses feature some awesome multi-part battles.

+ Graphics are beautiful with some lush parallax scrolling from the outset, and the music is both tense and energising.

- Double-jump can be finicky, and Level 6 might frustrate some players due to its doors that throw you back to previous areas.

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