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
¥3,800 G-3302
Sega Game Gear
$39.95 Media:GamePro US 026.pdf[1] 2402
Sega Game Gear
£29.99 Media:ACE UK 50.pdf[2] 2402
Sega Game Gear
?F 2402
Sega Game Gear
DM ? 2402
Sega Game Gear
?Ptas 2402
Sega Game Gear
R$? 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)

Magazine articles

Main article: The GG Shinobi/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №47, p73Media:ACE UK 47.pdf[3]Media:ACE UK 47.pdf
91 №0, p117
94 №116, p102/103Media:CVG UK 116.pdf[4]Media:CVG UK 116.pdf
88 №17, p14
96 №26, p44Media:GamePro US 026.pdf[1]Media:GamePro US 026.pdf
78 №8
92 №1, p56Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf[5]Media:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf
97 №17, p124Media:Joystick FR 017.pdf[6]Media:Joystick FR 017.pdf
90 №10, p58/59Media:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf[7]Media:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf
82 №11, p44Media:Raze UK 11.pdf[8]Media:Raze UK 11.pdf
73 №22, p12
100 №23, p61
79 №6, p28Media:SegaPro UK 06.pdf[9]Media:SegaPro UK 06.pdf
93 №13, p27
90 №22, p71
Sega Game Gear
Based on
15 reviews

Game Gear, US
GGShinobi GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGGShinobi GG US Box Front.jpg
GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Game Gear, EU
GGShinobi GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGGShinobi GG EU Box Front.jpg
GGShinobi GG US Cart.jpg
Game Gear, JP
GGShinobi GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngGGShinobi GG JP Box Front.jpg
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) | Kunoichi Original Soundtrack (2014) | 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)
  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 026.pdf, page 46
  2. File:ACE UK 50.pdf, page 128
  3. File:ACE UK 47.pdf, page 73
  4. File:CVG UK 116.pdf, page 102
  5. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 48
  6. File:Joystick FR 017.pdf, page 124
  7. File:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf, page 58
  8. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 44
  9. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 28