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Description

You play Kage, a skillful ninja in search of rescuing Princess Kiri from the hands of the warlord Yoshi. Armed only with a sword and 'star knives', you must fight your way through countless henchmen and the occasional boss to complete your task. Levels include the forest, moat, inside and outside of the castle. These levels repeat as the seasons change. The gameplay is side scrolling. Kage's moves include the ability jump extremely high in the air, grab and climb trees, block and attack with his sword, and throw shuriken. The game can be challenging at times though because the player dies in one hit. 2-players are supported, but must take turns.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kage NES I really loved this "trick" when I was a little kid.
The Legend of Kage NES True love.
The Legend of Kage NES Winter. And the story will repeat itself...
The Legend of Kage ZX Spectrum Dead, so the counter will reset

Promo Images

The Legend of Kage Screenshot
The Legend of Kage Screenshot
The Legend of Kage Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "影の伝説" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Legend-of Kage" -- European title
  • "Kage no Densetsu" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: The Legend of Kage" -- PlayStation 4 title

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User Reviews

Ninja action throughout the 4 seasons NES Sam Vicchrilli (17)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Feb 01, 2009 B+ 83
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Questicle.net NES Jul, 2012 C+ 58
Pixel-Heroes.de NES Jan 18, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Just Games Retro NES Apr 17, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tilt Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 7 out of 20 35
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 20, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20
Thunderbolt Games NES Jun 13, 2009 2 out of 10 20
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 0.8 out of 12 7

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