Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is a great game from Sega developer, which was first launched in 1993. In the Japanese market, the game was released under a different name Super Shinobi II on July 23rd, 1993. Also, it was available in the US on August 22nd. By 1994, the European region could enjoy this game on the Sega Genesis platform.
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is a sequel to The Revenge of Shinobi. However, it has a more complex story and more levels for players to explore. Besides, the game also brings many new moving and fighting techniques. The story of the game began with a special event, a dangerous criminal organization called Neo Zedd returned. It was announced to be completely destroyed two years ago. But it reappeared with a new name, the Shadow Master. Receiving the above information, Joe Musashi (who holds the Oboro Ninjitsu techniques) decided to go down the mountain and confront this criminal organization once more for protecting the world.
Compared to the previous versions, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master has faster gameplay. However, the difficulty of the game will be reduced. In the game, the two basic weapons are a katana and a shuriken. In it, katana is used for melee attacks, while Shurikens allow the player to attack from afar. However, Shurken is limited, so gamers have to can collect more shurikens on the way. Besides the basic skills, players also discover four different ninjitsu techniques, including summoning fire dragons, using lightning bolts to create a shield, committing suicide (each life is deducted when using it) and speed boost. Note, each ninjitsu skill can only be used once in a level. Besides, players can activate ninjitsu skills once again, after collecting a support reward in the secret area.
Also, the challenges and obstacles will be designed in different stages. The stages take place with horizontal movement, and there will be some challenges during the level. The left side of the screen will display an energy bar. To recover, you need to destroy the wooden crates and collect the boost items inside.