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Mag'64 (Feb 06, 2011)
Solltet ihr auf der Suche nach einem spaßigen Retro-Trip sein: Schnappt euch einen Freund, ladet euch "The Legend Of The Mystical Ninja" herunter und begebt euch gemeinsam auf eine absolut wahnwitzige Reise durchs alte Japan. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist zwar relativ hoch, wodurch das Spiel andererseits aber natürlich auch eine richtige Herausforderung darstellt. Die farbenfrohe „16-bit-Sahne-Optik“ und der superbe Soundtrack ergeben ein harmonisches Gesamtbild , das in der goldenen SNES-Ära seinen festen Platz hat. Dieses Spiel gehört – neben solchen Pflichttiteln wie der Donkey-Kong-Country-Reihe oder Secret of Mana – in jede SNES-Sammlung, bzw. als VC-Download auf jede Wii-Konsole. Atmet ein Stück Videospielgeschichte!
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IGN (Apr 30, 2007)
Two-player co-operative play, great graphics and sound, tons of depth and even lots of little mini-games to be found and played throughout all combine to make this one game you don't want to overlook again. Goemon's a great character, and his series deserves much more credit and respect than it's received over the years. Strong support for this title on the Virtual Console could mean more from the blue-haired pipe-fighter in the future, even a chance at seeing some of his unreleased Japan-only sequels come to our shores for the first time. So get on the Wii Shop, put down 800 Points and support this underappreciated adventure – help a ninja do his best. Ganbare, Goemon.
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Nintendo Life (Mar 31, 2007)
The Legend of Mystical Ninja is a fun SNES classic although not widely known. The music and characters are very distinct and different from other games. Back in the early 90's this was a real breath of fresh air, and amazingly it still feels the same today - there's not too many games out there like this. If you want to try something a bit different, you should give this a try.
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GameSpot (May 02, 2007)
Originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is an oddball action adventure game with a good deal of personality. Though the core gameplay offers a pretty straightforward 2D side-scroller experience with lots of pit jumping and big boss fights, you'll also spend lots of time wandering around villages, visiting shops, and playing minigames. There's something appealing about how the game presents itself, and as a platformer that's more fun with two players, it's a bit of a rarity. Overall, it's a fun experience that gets hobbled by the clunky village areas and the inconsistent quality of the minigames.
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Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 15, 2007)
Even when you know what's going on, it's still a bit of a well-intentioned muddle to be honest. The genre-hopping doesn't really gel, while the exploration is hampered by the need to constantly clobber wandering civilians and dodge flapping fish. The graphics are cute though, in a Manga-meets-Dogtanian sort of way.