The Phantom Shinobi[1] is a boss that appears in Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus. It is a modified state of the Heavy Shinobi which he assumed in the Titanic Monarch Zone. He is also a member of the Phantom Heavies.


The Phantom Shinobi still retains the Heavy Shinobi's ninja aesthetic, with his biggest difference now being his missing appendages. Instead, the Phantom Shinobi possesses eight blades that surround him. The blades are green with yellow tips, with a gray line that connects the blades together onto Phantom Shinobi's body. The overall design of the Phantom Shinobi resembles that of a shuriken.


During their climactic fight with the Phantom Egg, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles got transported to a different room where they fought the Phantom Shinobi. Their fight was a brief one though, as Sonic and co. returned to their fight with the Phantom Egg before the Phantom Shinobi could finish them.

Powers and abilities

The Phantom Shinobi is capable of flight and possesses eight blades that form a shuriken around his body. By spinning around, the Phantom Shinobi turns into a giant lethal sawblade. He can also extend his blades over a wider range.





  1. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough. Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017.

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