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Shinobi III - Complete Video Game Score - Hirofumi Murasaki

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With music composed by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao, Shinobi III is a relentless bass-driven soundtrack which, upon its release in 1993, pushed the Mega DriveÕs audio capabilities to its limit. Its strong percussive elements are something of a technical marvel and, like all of the greatest soundtracks of the 16bit era, showcases the ingenuity and resolve of game composers when faced with extremely limited hardware.

180g vinyl packaged in a 400gsm matt finish sleeve with traditional OBI strip. All copies also include a foldout poster featuring the original Japanese artwork, sourced from the SEGA archives.

Available in the following editions, each priced at £19.99:

  • 180g oxblood and bone split colour (limited edition and exclusive to this website, while stocks last)
  • 180g oxblood coloured vinyl
  • 180g black

With audio sourced directly from a Japanese Model 1 Mega Drive (AV Intelligent Terminal, VA5 with stereo output mod) and painstakingly remastered for vinyl, Shinobi III should appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in video game culture, FM synthesis or electronic music in general.


Track Listing
Side A
A1. Shinobi
A2. Storm Wind
A3. Japonesque
A4. Hassou!
A5. He Runs
A6. Mandara
A7. Idaten
A8. Ninja Soul
A9. Shadows
A10. Getufu
A11. Round Clear
Side B

B1. Inner Darkside
B2. Trap Boogie
B3. My Dear D
B4. Whirlwind
B5. Shinobi Walk
B6. Rush and Beat
B7. Izayoi
B8. Solitary
B9. Shadow Master
B10. Sakura
B11. Game Over