Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Top Ten NES Games #9: Ninja Gaiden

After debuting with a forgettable Double Dragon clone in the arcades, the NES version took a downgrade in graphics but made up for it with gameplay. 
Ninja Gaiden on NES is almost like Castlevania but much faster and with ninjas; instead of whip-cracking Europeans. You move like lightening, use ninja stars, sword slashes, and some decent power-ups among your epic quest. 
And it's an epic quest indeed. Harder than you could ever imagine too! Once you get to this scene where Ryu Hayabusa reaches the castle; prepare to give up all hope because those stupid eagles, and other hell-spawn will give you a run for your money. Even if you get stuck here; the levels prior to it are still fantastic, and can almost feel like a whole game themselves. 


  1. I could never finish this when I was younger, maybe I should try again now.

    Excellent blog by the way, followed!

  2. This damn game... Its so good and the story so awesome. But the difficulty so hard. And those damn birds!