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Ninja Gaiden Shadow (Game Boy)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
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User Reviews

A Ninja in New York? This Has Got To Be Good... So Hai (338) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A Great Classic-era Game Boy Title Apogee IV (2336) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
If you have found yourself battling the frustration of the NES editions, there's no reason not to track this one down. Not only do you not have the deal with the insane difficulty, it offers what comes to basically the same experience. With great level design and that same classic gameplay, "Ninja Gaiden Shadow" earns a spot with the best the Game Boy has to offer.
87
Joypad
Ce jeu est un petit bijou d'arcade et d'action. C'est surtout la maniabilité qui attire l'attention du testeur vigilant : elle est excellente, les mouvement du petit personnage (petit, mais!..) sont d'un réalisme époustouflant quand il effectue ses saltos et ses roulé-boulés. Le scrolling est fluide, l'animation des personnages est good et les graphismes de très bonne facture, bien qu'un peu riquiquis...
85
Interface
Här har vi ett riktigt hyggligt plattformsspel, med många bra grafiska och spelmässiga poäng. Introt är effektfullt ("Ett bra intro är halva spelet", som min farmor brukar säga), och hela utförandet luktar disciplinerad programmerare. Hade det bara varit aningen svårare, och aningen större, så hade det kanske nått över 90-poängsgränsen. Det finns bättre plattformare till Gameboy än den här, men de är inte många.
65
Power Play
Ryu sticht, hangelt und hüpft sich durch fünf grafisch ansehnliche Level, vollgestopft mit allerlei Bösewichtern. Unterwegs lagern diverse Erfrischungen; am Level-Ende wartet der Obermotz. Die gute Steuerung und die liebliche Begleitmusik untermauern den positiven Eindruck: ein überdurchschnittliches Jump'n'Kampf-Spiel.
60
GamePro (US)
Video ninja masters will note that although Ninja Gaiden Shadow closely resembles the NES games, it doesn't live up to its standards in length or challenge. However, the crisp, authentic graphics and that old black ninja magic make this a good cart for ninja wannabes and a nice afternoon diversion for hardcore Ryu fans.