Just as announced, SEGA is right on schedule with rolling out a classic game from its catalogue every two weeks. After the first round of titles from SEGA Genesis and the more recent Virtua Tennis, the 16-bit games are back with The Revenge of Shinobi, one of the most iconic SEGA Genesis titles and a direct sequel to the first release in the Shinobi saga. As of today you can download and install it on your Android with no geographical restrictions of any kind.
This installment, released in Japan in 1989, came to Europe just a few months after the SEGA Genesis (as Mega Drive) came out there, making it one of the best-known among the first cohort of SEGA games. In it you play Joe Musashi as he tries to bring down the Zeed corporation – a plot that’s basically a pretext for the “ninjaexploitation” genre that was so in vogue at that time after several years of terrible films and a growing interest in Asian cultures.
The game itself, like the previous ones, is a corseted emulation on an interface that lets you modify the controls and save your progress – neither of which you could do in the original game. They’ve stuck with the strategy of offering in-app ads in the menus, but not during the game, and you can get rid of them by paying a few bucks. Still, at no point do they slow down the gaming experience.
With this addition there are now seven games released as part of the SEGA Forever line: Sonic The Hedgehog, Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star 2, and Virtua Tennis Challenge. All of them can be downloaded for free from Uptodown.