Ninja Gaiden (TurboGrafx-16)

Ninja Gaiden TurboGrafx-16 Title screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the TurboGrafx-16 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
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 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (3 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
There's no doubt that this is playable. It's great fun and very, very difficult. The frustration builds, but it only makes you want another go. The range of weapons available is enormous and the use of magic potions and recipes adds to the fun. Buy it if you're after a Shinobi-style romp, but fans of the arcade games will be gravely disappointed.
GameFan Magazine
Ninja Gaiden comes to the PC! Same as the 8-bit but with more colors and detail. It feels and plays just like the old 8-bit NES version. I liked that one and I like this one even better...good stuff!
Video Game Den
All in all, Ninja Ryūkenden is a hard and frustrating action platformer but, difficulty aside, its enduring popularity is due, no doubt, to moments of pure brilliance and creativity sadly sprinkled with irritating gameplay paradoxes.
Video Games
Die Spielbarkeit ist zwar solide, dafür erinnern Grafik und Sound an die frühen 80er Jahre. Mir ist schleierhaft, warum Hudson ausgerechnet den ersten Teil der Ninja-Gaiden-Saga adaptieren mußte - kaum Gags, kaum Ideen, keine Überraschungen. Alles in allem kein übles Modul, aber in vielen Belangen nicht mehr ganz zeitgemäß.