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The Legend of Kage (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Kage has a mighty jump to fly among the trees
The Legend of Kage NES Princess Kiri is kidnapped!
The Legend of Kage NES Enemy ninjas will also jump high
The Legend of Kage NES Too quick for the eye! The sword dispatches an enemy

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 Sam Vicchrilli (17) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Feb 01, 2009 B+ 83
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jan 18, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Just Games Retro Apr 17, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Thunderbolt Games Jun 13, 2009 2 out of 10 20


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cpt_null (9) added The Legend of Kage (NES) on Mar 21, 2003
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