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Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 7th, 2017, 10:11 pm
by VideoGameCritic
After reviewing Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Lynx, I found out there was a Ninja Gaiden 1 for that console too, so I'm reviewing that now. Interestingly, this version is very similar to the arcade version - a side-scrolling beat-em-up. Much different from the NES.

I also would like to re-review the NES Ninja Gaiden games. These a classics so I want to be sure the reviews are correct.

Re: Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 8th, 2017, 5:50 am
by Sut
Have you tried the Master System version ? Plays like the NES titles but it's own unique game.

Re: Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 8th, 2017, 10:37 am
by Rev
If you're going to re review all the games you might consider picking up the Japanese version for the turbografx. I heard it's a pretty solid port of the nes game but with better graphics.

Re: Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 9th, 2017, 9:40 am
by Rookie1
Rev wrote:If you're going to re review all the games you might consider picking up the Japanese version for the turbografx. I heard it's a pretty solid port of the nes game but with better graphics.


I just watched a longplay of that. I actually prefer the NES graphics over that one. It looks too cartoony and the music is horrible.

Re: Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 12th, 2017, 10:29 pm
by snakeboy
If you ever one day decide to start reviewing NES imports, you should definitely try out the Famicom version of Ninja Gaiden III (Ninja Ryukenden III). The levels are the same as the U.S. version, but the difficulty has been lowered quite a bit thanks to enemies dealing less damage and fewer enemies overall. They even included a password feature.

I'm not sure how well the differences come across in this video, but I thought I would include it anyway (gameplay begins at 2:30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-oKi4ZHwBI

Re: Ninja Gaiden (NES/Lynx)

Posted: May 12th, 2017, 10:48 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I also gave us on the Lynx version because I couldn't figure out how to grab the bars. Turns out you need to use the "option 1" button to grab them. WTF? Once you figure that out the game isn't half bad.