Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafx-16)

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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 The first level
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 The second boss
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 Title screen (JPN)
Ninja Spirit TurboGrafx-16 Picked up two shadows

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
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1990 36 out of 40 90
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Engine Gamer Oct, 2010 801 out of 1000 80
IGN May 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
1UP! Aug 20, 2014 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Oct, 1990 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Feb 16, 2002 B 75
HonestGamers Dec 29, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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