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Release year: 1988 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Tecmo
Ninja Gaiden (NES)
Ninja Gaiden (AKA 忍者龍剣伝 or Ninja Ryūkenden) is a side scrolling ninja video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) developed by Tecmo and released in 1988 (Japan), 1989 (USA) and 1991 (Europe). Ninja 80’s power is here!
In the game, which became very popular because of its great plot and its cinematic scenes anime type, you, a ninja named Ryu Hayabusa, find a letter by your recently missing father, Ken, telling you to go to America and meet with an archaeologist Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith tells you that two statues hidden by your father and the doctor have the power to end the world if united. You end up in South America and battle Jaquio, an evil cult leader bent on reviving the ancient demon called “Jashin” and responsible for the attack on Ken Hayabusa.
Go with Ryū throughout 6 acts (20 action-packed pixel art stages) and use your katana and other weapons, such as shurikens, to destroy all enemies that stand in the way. Will you be able to defeat the final boss of Ninja Gaiden epic platform game?
The gameplay of Ninja Gaiden is similar to Castlevania, Batman, Super Mario Bros, and other NES video games of the 80’s.
To the amazing graphic quality and the frenetic development, we must add a really catchy soundtrack, a high but reasonable difficulty (mostly on the last levels), and a charm difficult to explain in words. Not in vain, it became instantly one of the most desired games of the NES console, and still remains on the lists of favorites of many fans, us included.
Ninja Gaiden game was launched first in Arcade and has been ported to Nintendo NES (this version), PC Engine, Sega Master System, Game Gear, Super NES, Virtual Console, Game Boy, and iOS / Android smartphones.