Game The Revenge of Shinobi
Author/Vendor Sega
Released 1989
Game Type Beat 'em up
Language English and Japanese
(set console accordingly)
Gens (1.00)
First in a popular series of arcade games involving a Japanese warrior and his faithful hound ported to the Genesis in order to boost the platform's slow sales. Revenge of Shinobi, has the most faithful "feel" of the original arcade ports, and also features a cameo by Spiderman.

Impressive in their day, with neat 2D sidescrolling graphics. Animation is rather limited, but it's the wild gameplay that everybody remembers. The series gets better as it goes, but they're no match for the arcade originals.