Ninja Gaiden

Critic Score User Score
NES
85
3.9
Wii
85
5.0
Nintendo 3DS
...
5.0

Trivia

Arcade version differences

The NES version, while starring the same main character ( Ryu Hayabusa), bears little or no connection to the original arcade Ninja Gaiden; nonetheless, some aspects of it were carried over to the NES title. The first stage is a vague adaptation of the arcade's first stage, the opening cutscenes are also somewhat similar. Both games feature Jason Voorhees look-alikes and, moreover, Bloody Malth from the NES game reminds of the coin-op's final boss.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 - Best Nintendo Game of the Year
    • December 1989 - Best Ending in a Video Game
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted # 93 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
Information also contributed by PCGamer77

Contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1810) on Mar 20, 2004. [revised by : Alaka (33424), CalaisianMindthief (5366) and yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2424)]. -- edit trivia