The GG Shinobi

From Sega Retro


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The GG Shinobi
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console
ROM size: 256kB
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
1991-04-26 ¥3,800 G-3302
Sega Game Gear
1991 $? 2402
Sega Game Gear
1991 £29.99 [1]Media:ACE UK 50.pdf 2402
Sega Game Gear
199x $? 012110

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
¥286 (300) ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
$3.99 ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
£3.60 €4.00 ?

The GG Shinobi (The GG忍), also referred to simply as Shinobi on western game covers, is an entry to the Shinobi series. Released exclusively on the Sega Game Gear in 1991, it sees the player rescue different coloured Shinobi characters, each completely playable with their own special skills.

The GG Shinobi was followed by Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (The GG Shinobi II in Japan), another exclusive Game Gear game.

Production Credits

Planning: The Hase, K.O.B.
Program: Lunarian SG, Yuichi.M
Artwork: Kudor-Yo, 7July Big King
Sound: Yuzo Koshiro
Sound Management: TN
Special Thanks: LLG, Asohy, B.Back Stage
Presented by Sega
(One of these aliases is Yukio Futatsugi)

Physical Scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №47, p73Media:ACE UK 47.pdf
91 №0, p117
94 №116, p102/103Media:CVG UK 116.pdf
88 №17, p14
78 №8
97 №17, p124
90 №10, p58/59Media:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf
82 №11, p44Media:Raze UK 11.pdf
73 №22, p12
100 №23, p61
79 №6, p28Media:SegaPro UK 06.pdf
93 №13, p27
90 №22, p71
Sega Game Gear
Based on
13 reviews

Game Gear, US
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GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Game Gear, EU
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GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Game Gear, JP
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GGShinobi GG JP Cart.jpg
Game Gear, BR
Shinobi GG BR Box.jpg
Ggshinobi gg br cart.jpg
Shinobi gg br manual.pdf


External links

Shinobi series of games
Arcade Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Sega Mega Drive The Revenge of Shinobi (1989) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
Sega Game Gear The GG Shinobi (1991) | The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)
Logo-sat.png Shinobi Legions (1995)
Logo-gba.png The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Logo-ps2.png Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Logo-3DS.png Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Shinobi related media
Albums The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | Shinobi Original Soundtrack (2002) | Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi Music Collection (2009) | Shinobi 3D Original Soundtrack (2012) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (2015)
Books Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)