Developer: Sega
Inspectah Deck immortalized this game's hero on Wu-Tang's classic "Triumph" when he boasted of "swinging swords like Shinobi." Of course Shaolin's finest had it kept it strictly for his ninjas—after all, Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master was one of the best ninja games ever. The assortment of attacks the game offered made its hero that much cooler. Plus its variety of bad guys and inventive gameplay gave it more shelf life than even the best Sega games. The only drawback? The last level was freaking impossible!