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The Legend of Kage

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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.


The Legend of Kage NES Title Screen
The Legend of Kage MSX Title screen
The Legend of Kage Arcade Throwing shuriken
The Legend of Kage Arcade Jumping on wall

Alternate Titles

  • "影の伝説" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Legend-of Kage" -- European title
  • "Kage no Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic NES Feb 01, 2009 B+ 83
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pixel-Heroes.de NES Jan 18, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Jan 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Just Games Retro NES Apr 17, 2001 38 out of 100 38
Tilt Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 7 out of 20 35
IGN Wii Feb 21, 2007 2 out of 10 20
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


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