The Legend of Kage (NES)

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Written by  :  Sam Vicchrilli (17)
Written on  :  Dec 01, 2005
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

Ninja action throughout the 4 seasons

The Good

OK, anyone who played this as a kid will have a big nostalgia factor upon picking it up again.

I loved being a ninja and I liked that you side-scrolled to the left, instead of to the right like most games do.

The action is simple at first, but as the levels progress - so does the difficulty. If memory serves, I actually never completed the game.

The level where you ascend (I think it's the third one) is a joy.

I can still hear the music playing in my head.

The Bad

It's too short. The same levels repeat as the seasons change.

The same is true for gameplay - there are some level up items you can pick up, but not enough variation for this to be an undisputed classic - just a classic in the minds of those who played it while still in grade school.

The Bottom Line

A not-so-great ninja game when compared to games these days, especially where graphics and gameplay are concerned, but for those who played it as kids - it's NES gold. It's nothing ground breaking, but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.