"To succeed, Ryu must battle through six American cities, punching and kicking opponents who appear both in front and behind him."
Ninja Gaidena game by Tecmo
This visual masterpiece for the Atari Lynx system sports intense graphics and excellent sounds. Ninja Gaiden has all the excitement, power ups, and weaponry of the original coin-op classic. Rare is a game translation that retains the phenomenal feel of its parent game.
A particular surprise in Ninja Gaiden is the graphic integrity of the backgrounds and character animation. The colors are vibrant and lack no luster at all. Also, the animations are brilliant and smooth.
Lastly, Ninja Gaiden consists of the one thing that few games offer: marvelous player control and response. Fans of the original Ninja Gaiden will be pleasantly thrilled with this rendition. Every aspect of the game flows smoothly and cleanly. Bravo, Atari!!
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- Nintendo / Tecmo
- Type: Action
- Levels: 7
- Difficulty: Avg.
The sequel to the smash hit of '89, finally hits the NES! Ninja GaiDen continues the adventures of Ryu Hayabusa as he works to destroy evil and rescue the pretty Irene.
A new master of darkness, Ashtar, has resurrected the dead armies of Jaquio and plans to take over the world with the new Sword of Chaos. New intermissions, characters and storylines compliment action familiar to Ninja GaiDen fans.
Ninja GaiDen 2 lives up to its predecessor in game play and surpasses it in graphics and intermissions. Part two has more levels, different environments and all new shadow Ninjas. Although some power-ups are missing, the game is great from beginning to end!
Probably the best sequel ever made with near-perfect graphics, challenging game play and intermissions which entice you to always go round further. Other than the difficult game play in higher levels, Ninja GaiDen 2 is as good as an action game can get!
Unbelievable! This has got to be the best looking Nintendo game ever made! The backgrounds are spectacular and the cinema displays are absolutely amazing! Excellent game play make this super sequel one of the best new games of the year! A truly AWESOME challenge!
There's no denying the fact that Ninja GaiDen 2 is a superb game. It outdoes the original in nearly every department. It's addictive and the intermission and story are terrific. Using the same Bosses that were in the first game is a let-down, but it's still worth the price of admission.
"Say it ain't so, Ryu." You know it ain't. Ryu didn't do in Irene, he was framed. Prove it by bringing the real culprit to justice, the despicably evil Clancy.
- Pound Clancy in his super robo-suit with the Art of the Fire Wheel. When he raises his arm to summon lightning bolts, move quickly in either direction and you'll be unscathed.
- Stand on either platform and slash Clancy the demon on his head. Leap in-between the mini-fireballs and run for your life in either direction when the monster fireball forms.
- Strike the mho-insect final boss in its cabin but watch out for tow blows from the underbelly's defenses. After the cab explodes, aim for the exposed heart and avoid the side gunners' shots.
A white-robed ninja joins the ski mask fiend. One-on-one both these guys are no match for average gamers, but a mob of clones swamps you on every level, forcing you to be quick or dead. However, the unlimited continue option still makes this game easy to finish. Your challenge should be to try to finish this game without using any continues.
We recommend Ninja Gaiden as a well-balanced game with plenty to offer dedicated video ninjas. Sometimes you have to create your own challenges.
Ninja Gaiden, the mighty warrior, is a member of a secret police force who possesses unimpeachable credentials and the highest moral values. Armed with his special shuriken and sword Ninja confronts evil forces with super strength and agility, to defend his country, its people, their wealth and ancient traditions. The mystical, magical Ninja challenges his foes in 20 different areas, each with six individualized rounds of play. Now you can enjoy this action-filled Ninja classic at home.
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