Ninja Gaiden Shadow

released on Jan 09, 1992
by Tecmo

When a madman threatens to take over the entire world, our beloved hero Ryu must travel the globe to get to New York. Once he gets there, there are hazards and enemies hiding in each and every nook and cranny. If you think the "Big Apple" is dangerous in real life, you'll be amazed at the depths of evil employed by the big-city villains in this escapade. You'll have to hack, slash, and kick your way through the streets and all the way to one of the most dangerous bosses in videogame history. Another installment in the ongoing Ninja Gaiden series, Ninja Gaiden Shadow boasts intense graphics, a great storyline, and smooth gameplay. The world could really use a hero, and if you've got the skills and know-how, you could be it.

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a case study on how the lack of challenge can hold back a perfect game

Ninja Gaiden, but slower and easier. Missed having extra power-ups, stages felt pretty bland. Just okay.

Much easier than regular Ninja Gaiden to get into, and just as fun.

Recommended if you liked Ninja Gaiden but HATED the groundbreaking and thrilling cutscenes the series is famous for

Not a real ninja Gaiden game but a good little action title for the Gameboy. The graphics and gameplay are pretty good with a decent challenge. This one definitely comes recommended.