The GG Shinobi

From Sega Retro

The GG Shinobi
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 JP 1991-04-26 ¥3,800 G-3302
Sega Game Gear US 1991 $? 2402
Sega Game Gear EU 1991 £29.99 2402
Sega Game Gear BR 199x $? 012110

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) JP 2012-03-14 ¥286 (300)  ?
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) US 2012-03-15 $3.99  ?
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) EU 2012-03-29 £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 Game Gear 86 Sega Retro Average for The GG Shinobi on a scale from 0 to 100 
Based on 12 reviews
Publication Score Source
ACE 70 №47, p73
Consoles + 91 №0, p117
Computer & Video Games 94 №116, p102/103
Games-X 78 №8
Joystick 97 №17, p124
Mean Machines 90 №10, p58/59Media:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf
Raze 82 №11, p44
Sega Power 73 №22, p12
Sega Power 100 №23, p61
Sega Pro 79 №6, p28Media:Segapro UK 06.pdf
Sega Pro 93 №13, p27
Zero 90 №22, p71
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)
Books Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)