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The Legend of Kage

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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NES
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2.8
Amstrad CPC
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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 Kage tosses throwing stars while red ninja sneaks up
The Legend of Kage MSX Search the trees
The Legend of Kage Amstrad CPC They're going to kidnap the princess!
The Legend of Kage Arcade The cast of the game scrolls from the bottom to the top of the screen

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 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 0.8 out of 12 7

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