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Ninja Gaiden

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Put your ninja skills to the test in this side-scrolling action game. Players take the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising warrior in his family's clan whose main role in the world is to protect the Dark Dragon Blade from getting into the hands of evil. Ryu Hayabusa travels to America to seek vengeance for his father's death. Player's fight their way through ten challenging side-scrolling levels while defeating gangs of street thugs, battling evil ninjas, and fighting barbarian bosses by using the deadly Dragon Sword, ninja skills, and ninja magic. Players can run, crouch, jump, and climb as they make their way through each stage and collect items to gain points, strength, and weapons. This classic game is part of the Virtual Console service, which brings you great games created for consoles such as NES™, Super NES™ and Game Boy™ Advance. We hope you'll enjoy the new features (including off-TV play) that have been added to this title. See more Virtual Console games for Wii U.
Release date
May 14, 2007
Tecmo Koei
Tecmo Koei, Tecmo
Age rating
Not rated
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Last Modified: Jan 9, 2019

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    Aug 20, 2018
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Ninja Gaiden reviews and comments

I don't know how many times I try to to bounce from one wall to another when I was a kid, Iconic, hard, entertaining and the level bosses, some of the best ever made for a video game.
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