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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 3DS
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DOS
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3.1
Wii
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4.5

User Reviews

A worthy sequel NES Excellence (104)
A horrible, disgusting disgrace to the Ninja Gaiden legacy and the NES original. DOS Satoshi Kunsai (1813)
A severely impaired version of a classic DOS Zovni (9360)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 3 4.0
Arcade 1 2.0
DOS 10 3.1
NES 27 3.9
Nintendo 3DS Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii 2 4.5
Combined MobyScore 43 3.7


The Press Says

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100
NESVideoGame
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
NESNintendo 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
NESNES 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
WiiNintendo Life
This game is not for the faint of heart. Great skill and practice will be required to master this title. Ninja Gaiden II is a must for action/platform fans, and even if you’ve never played one of the games in the series this is probably the best place to start. You won’t find many action games of this calibre, and the game definitely has to be experienced at least once for your life to be considered complete.
80
NESAll 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.
75
WiiGameSpot
The Nintendo Entertainment System was home to many mean-spirited games, and Ninja Gaiden was a prime example. It beat you down, chewed you up, and spit you out. But it also dragged you back with its fast action, sweet ninja powers, and excellent controls. Now, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos is available for the Wii's Virtual Console and like its predecessor, you'll cry foul at the game's sadistic nature yet still find yourself clawing through the pain to conquer its insane challenge.
67
NESThe 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.