Today, games get fancy terms like "multiplayer" and "cooperative play". Back in the primitive video game days, we just called these "2-player games". And there were either "2-player games where you take turns" (like Super Mario Bros.) or "2-player games you played together". Well, I have this memory stuck in my head of a ninja game for the NES that was a 2-player game that you played together. I was probably only 5 or 6 years old at the time, so it's not a vivid memory at all. It's actually very vague. This memory is like a quick flash in my mind-- like a screenshot, rather than an actual video of the gameplay. So all I remember are two ninjas on the screen... I always thought one was blue and the other, maybe, orange or green. I also think I remember a slightly dark vibe to the visuals-- i.e., nighttime, with mostly dark colors used. I remember thinking the game was cool, because at that time I hadn't seen many games you could play together.. and plus it had ninjas in it. It's been in my mind forever, but I could never figure out what game it was. Then this past week, completely at random, I stumbled across a game called Shadow of the Ninja, which is probably
the game I've had stuck in my head all these years. ..But I want to be sure.
So my question is... does anyone know of any other co-op ninja games for the NES? First of all, so I can finally end the mystery of this static screenshot that has been torturing my memories my whole life. And second, come on who doesn't like co-op ninja games?, so it might introduce us to some unknown classics to try.