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Ninja Gaiden (SEGA Master System)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.7
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 4.6


The Press Says

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100
Pixel-Heroes.de
Auch wenn ich "Ninja Gaiden" auf dem Master System viel schneller als gedacht beenden konnte, hat mir das Spiel so viel Spaß wie kaum ein anderes auf dieser kleinen Konsole zuvor bereitet. Die unbestritten makellose technische Präsentation und die tolle Spielbarkeit machen es aus meiner Sicht zu einem absoluten Must-Have-Titel!
93
Player One
Ninja Gaiden est un must, bien plus marrant à mon avis que la série des Shinobi qui commence à devenir un peu répétitive. Les seul reproche qu'on peut lui adresser est commun à cette famille de logiciels : les dangers arrivent tellement à l'improviste que la clé du succès réside essentiellement dans la connaissance des tableaux par cœur. Il est souvent impossible de s'en tirer uniquement par les réflexes. Il y en a qui aiment et d'autres qui détestent. Néanmoins, à moins de faire de l'allergie viscérale aux jeux de Ninja, vous n'avez aucune raison valable de ne pas enfiler de nouveau votre tenue pour une nouvelle séance de lancer de shuriken en vrac.
90
Sega8bit.com
If you don't have this in your collection, get it. It is what I call a cult classic game. Any true Martial Artist needs to have a collection of Kung Fu Films and Ninja Video Games. This one is perfect for your collection.
88
Defunct Games
As a huge fan of the NES games it was fun playing a 2D version I had never seen before. It has a couple of flaws, but if you're an owner of a Master System then Ninja Gaiden should be in your collection. Not only is this a great action game, but it's a completely original Ninja Gaiden game that is well worth your time.
83
Mean Machines
I must admit there haven't been many games of late that have caused me to power up the old Master System for a quick play. Domark's Prince of Persia was one exception, and this game is the other. Ninja Gaiden has loads of appeal. The graphics are excellent (sometimes rivalling Megadrive visuals, believe it or not) and the scrolling is super-smooth. The speed of the game is also quite remarkable, it really moves at a fast and hectic pace, making for some great play. Perhaps the game is a little easy in places, but it's just so goo to play that even after you've completed it, you'll be coming back for more. The selection of weapons adds even more variety to the proceedings. Ninja Gaiden is a great slash 'em up, essential for Master System owners.
80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The question remains, though - is the game worth tracking down? I'd have to say yes. It's an extremely fun game and it's much better than a lot of the Ninja Gaiden games that have been released in the past - in fact, I'd go as far as to say that's it's better than Ninja Gaiden III, which is the worst of the three NES games. Ninja Gaiden fans and action game fans alike will find a lot to like about Ninja Gaiden, as long as they can live with the ugly graphics.
66
Video Games
Die Game-Gear-Variante von "Ninja Gaiden" hat mir gut gefallen, die Master-System-Version ist noch eine Schwertlänge besser. Spielerisch wird hier mehr geboten, da Ryu's "Kabekeri"-Klettertechnik für neue Möglichkeiten sorgt. Nicht nur Bergsteiger wird's freuen, wie gelenkig der Ninja ist. Hinzu kommt, daß alle acht Level erfreulich lang sind und längerfristig für Kurzweil sorgen.

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