DATA009: The Revenge of Shinobi


Collaborating once again with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro, Data Discs is thrilled to present one of the most revered and timeless soundtracks of the 16bit era: The Revenge of Shinobi. Composed in 1989, the music for the Mega Drive game (known as The Super Shinobi in Japan) blended Western dance music with Japanese overtones, to create something truly unlike anything else before. The soundtrack was Koshiro’s first commissioned work for SEGA and served as a forerunner to his seminal Streets of Rage trilogy, where the concepts and styles he founded with Shinobi would be expanded upon to astonishing effect. Koshiro’s work on The Revenge of Shinobi remains a testament to the ingenuity of early game composers who, when given enough creative freedom, found the means of drawing new and unexpected sounds from extremely limited hardware.

The Revenge of Shinobi is presented as a 180g LP, cut at 45rpm and packaged in a 425sgm outer sleeve, with heavyweight inner sleeve and double-sided lithographic print, featuring original artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan. The release also includes exclusive liner notes written by Koshiro himself. It is available in the following editions:

  • 180g Bone and Black (Limited Edition)
  • 180g Bone
  • 180g Classic Black


A1. Opening / A2. Long Distance / A3. The Shinobi / A4. Terrible Beat / A5. Sunrise Blvd. / A6. Make Me Dance / A7. Like a Wind / A8. Run or Die / A9. Round Clear

B1. Ninja Step / B2. The Dark City / B3. China Town / B4. Over the Bay / B5. Labyrinth / B6. The Ninja Master / B7. Silence Night / B8. My Lover / B9. Failure / B10. Game Over

Note: Some copies are in shrinkwrap, others are in resealable polypropylene sleeves; all are brand new and unplayed. Due to the manufacturing process, some copies of the bone edition may show small traces of black.