Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (W) / The Super Shinobi II (J)

Sound chips: SN76489 YM2612
System: Mega Drive
Composers: Masayuki Nagao Morihiko Akiyama Hirofumi Murasaki
Developer: Megasoft
Publisher: Sega
Release date: 1993-07-23 (J) / 1993 (W)
01. He Runs 2:33 + 2:28
02. Ninja Soul 2:11 + 2:08
03. Shadows 1:14 + 1:04
04. Hassou! 0:44 + 0:41
05. Inner Darkside 2:28 + 2:21
06. Shinobi Walk 1:42 + 1:36
07. Rush and Beat 1:19 + 1:10
08. Storm Wind 0:11
09. Round Clear 0:05
10. Wabi 0:05
11. Sabi 0:05
12. Shinobi 0:55
13. Getufu 0:10 + 0:09
14. Sakura 1:27
15. Idaten 1:18 + 1:11
16. Game Over 0:05
17. Japonesque 1:13 + 1:05
18. Solitary 0:50 + 0:49
19. Izayoi 1:38 + 1:24
20. My Dear D 0:57 + 0:50
21. Stage Clear 0:03
22. Trap Boogie 1:02 + 1:00
23. Mandara 1:06 + 0:55
24. Shadow Master 1:04 + 1:00
25. Ground Zero 1:32 + 0:40
26. Whirlwind 0:58 + 0:45
27. Hassou! (Beta) 0:44 + 0:41
28. Sakura (Beta) 2:07
29. Mandara (Beta) 1:16 + 0:55
30. Ground Zero (Beta) 1:37 + 0:39
31. Ogiman Z (Beta) 0:57 + 0:45
Total: 33:21 + 24:10
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1.03 2022-01-04 andlabs Fixed txt file for vgmrips.
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Here you will find the songs from the final
version, as well as a few from the last beta
version, from 1992.

The beta version of the game featured poorly
translated intro text, as well as a different
song list. There are a lot of translation
improvements between the two versions of the
game.

The following notes refer to the beta version,
ripped by vampirefrog:

I used Fusion 3.64 for logging, vgmlpfnd to
find the loops, and on many of the songs the
loops found were 5x longer, so I divided the
number of samples in the loop length by 5 and
got the proper loop length.

Here are the corresponding songs in the sound
test:

1992 Beta             Final
-----------------------------------------------
01: He Runs           He Runs
02: Ninja Soul        Ninja Soul
03: Shadow's          Shadows
04: Hassou!           Hassou!
05: Inner Darkside    Inner Darkside
07: Shinobi Walk      Shinobi Walk
08: Rush & Beat'em    Rush And Beat
09: Before Storm      Storm Wind
10: Round Clear       Round Clear
11: Wabi              Wabi
12: Sabi              Sabi
13: Getsufu           Shinobi
14: Ju Goya           Getufu
15: Sakura            Sakura
16: Idaten            Idaten
17: Game Over         Game Over
18: Japonesque        Japonesque
19: Solitaly          Solitary
20: Izayoi            Izayoi
21: My Dear D         My Dear D
22: Stage Clear       Stage Clear
23: Trap Boggie       Trap Boogie
24: Uma               (not ripped)
25: Mandara           Mandara
26: Jommar Mutado     Shadow Master
27: Ground Zero       Ground Zero
28: Ogiman Z          Whirlwind

Here is a transcription of the intro text,
typos and all:

THE NINJA WHO EXISTS ONLY IN THE
SHADOW AS THE SECRET AGENCY.
FOR LONG CENTURY  WORLD WAS BROKEN
APART BY THE TWO BIG NINJA PARTIES.
ONE WAS THE EVIL NINJA AND ANOTHER
WAS THE OBORO NINJA STRUGGLE TO SAVE
THE WORLD AGAINST THAT.

TWO YEARS AGO JOE MUSASHI OF OBORO
PARTY KILLED MASKED NINJA THE
COMMANDER OF THE HUGE DARK PARTY
NEO ZEED.
EVERYBODY THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS NOW
IN PEACE. BUT IT WAS NOT A TRUTH.
MUSKED NINJA WAS AN ONLY DUMMY AND
THE REAL BEHIND-THE-SCENE MANIPURAT
-OR WAS THE SHADOW MASTER!

The sound test also had a sound calld 'Uma',
but that's just the sound of horse feet, so
I removed that.

There are small differences between a few of
the songs, between versions. Thanks to
ValleyBell for pointing the songs out.

External links:
Tomoyuki Ito interview:
  http://goo.gl/zhBVqy
16 Bit Shinobi Shrine:
  http://goo.gl/RkKBUe
-vampirefrog

CRV

Source: VGMRips

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