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. 

2 comments:

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

    Excellent blog by the way, followed!

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

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