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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
VideoGame
Já se passou um ano da fatídica luta entre o terrível Jaquio e o ninja Ryu Hayabusa. Mas, quando todos pensam que o mal acabou, Ashtar, o senhor das Trevas – que secretamente controla Jaquio – volta para se apoderar da espada negra do caos, com a qual pretente abrir o Portal das Trevas. Se tiver sucesso, o pesadelo voltará para todos os homes. Cabe a você, na pessoa de Ryu, impedí-lo.
93
Nintendo Land
This game is the best of the Ninja Gaiden Trilogy and is highly recommended to gamers of all skill levels. The graphics and sound are well above average, and the game handles like a new sports car. It's really too bad that Ninja Gaiden III didn't continue the same level of excellence. This game, along with Tecmo Super Bowl, really showed just how important Tecmo was to the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Ninja Gaiden Trilogy and the Tecmo Bowl series really propelled Tecmo into the limelight as far as game development was concerned, right up there with Konami and Capcom. The bottom line is this: Buy this game. Do it now. Ryu is calling out for help again, and how can you let poor Irene down?
90
NES Times
The bottom line is Ninja Gaiden II is the best game in the trilogy and one of the finest side-scrollers on the NES. Most everything about this game is top-notch, and the addicting action and compelling story will keep you playing. While some Ninja Gaiden vets may lament the loss of the blistering difficuty of the original, most everyone will will agree that is a game you can't miss. This ninja game definetly earns a black belt.
80
All Game Guide
For overall fun this game is great, but also extremely frustrating. The levels are not as difficult as the first game, although the boss at the end of the game is nearly impossible! No secrets or bonuses -- just fast and exciting sword slashing gameplay! Ninja Gaiden 2 is a memorable NES experience.
67
The Video Game Critic
Despite its improvements, Ninja Gaiden 2 suffers from some annoying design flaws. The snowy mountain levels use a randomly generated "wind" to help or hinder your jumps, and it'll drive you nuts. Imagine jumping a chasm and having a sudden wild gust send your character plunging to his death. Also, whenever you're struck by a projectile, you automatically lunge back, often sending you plunging into the nearest abyss. Like the previous game, your score is not displayed when the game ends, so what's the point? Ninja Gaiden II is a good looking, challenging game, but its gameplay could still use some refinement.