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Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi

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Platform: Genesis
Genre: Action (Platformer)
Developer: SEGA


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Staff Reviews

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi review

Reviewed December 20, 2003

Marc Golding says: "I don't think our hard-ass hero, Joe Musashi, would be pleased with the name of this adventure: ''I know it's a stealth thing, but it sounds so...fruity!'' Regrettably, Joe did not have much say in naming the game, so the title stood. Shadow Dancer (snicker) is the side-scrolling, shuriken-shooting, arcade follow up to Shinobi. However, it was released for the Genesis after the console-only Revenge of Shinobi, and that is partly responsible for gamers not giving it its due. After all, it's hard to follow a class act like RoS - especially when in many ways, Shadow Dancer is a step backward. "
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Reader Reviews

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi review

Reviewed July 01, 2009

joseph_valencia says: "This is “Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi”, and you’re probably wondering what Shinobi’s big secret is. I know it, so I’ll tell you: the secret of Shinobi is that “Shadow Dancer” for the Sega Genesis is better than “Revenge of Shinobi” and “Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master”. This is the best kept secret in Sega history. For years, agents both in and outside the company have created the illusion that “Revenge of Shinobi” is somehow a classic and “Shadow Dancer” isn’t. The conspiracy fa..."
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Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi review

Reviewed May 19, 2013

pickhut says: "Coming off the heels of Revenge of Shinobi, a highly-praised game during the Genesis' launch year, was Shadow Dancer, a follow-up that Revenge fans weren't expecting."
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