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A ninja-based action game that has the player leading Moonlight through numerous enemy-riddled levels on a quest to exact revenge against his father's murderer. To accomplish this task Moonlight is armed with a katana, shurikens, bombs, and a sickle and chain weapon. Each weapon offers its own advantages and must be used at certain times to overcome specific obstacles or opponents.

The game's coin-op origins are evident in the fact that that the home versions do not have passwords or saves. To compensate for this, however, adjustable difficulty settings were added.


Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 Picked up two shadows
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 The second boss
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 Meteoroids take a lot of hits before they are destroyed
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 Level 2

Promo Images

Ninja Spirit Screenshot
Ninja Spirit Screenshot
Ninja Spirit Screenshot
Ninja Spirit Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "最後の忍道" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Saigo no Nindō" -- Japanese title

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Excellent Action, Style and Control gone MAD! Vecster (24) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Dec 17, 2006 92 out of 100 92
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 31, 2004 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1990 36 out of 40 90
IGN May 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Engine Gamer Oct, 2010 801 out of 1000 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
The Video Game Critic Feb 16, 2002 B 75
Power Play Oct, 1990 75 out of 100 75
HonestGamers Dec 29, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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Windows release

The game was one of the eighteen arcade games included in the compilation Irem Arcade Hits.