Ninja Gaiden

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Ninja Gaiden is a side scrolling game where Ryu the ninja can run, jump, and slash with his ninja sword. He can also attach to any vertical surface. Powerups are littered throughout the landscape that allow Ryu to toss fireballs and ninja stars, and perform other feats.

Ryu will battle through urban city settings, forests, jungles, snow covered castles, underground railroads, and ancient castles. A major feature in Ninja Gaiden are the cinematic scenes -- sometimes fullscreen -- through which the storyline unfolds.


  • 忍者外伝 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Gear version)

29 People (26 developers, 3 thanks) · View all

Executive producer
  • Pi
  • Birdie
  • Tenchin
Chief Programmer
  • ED SRX
  • GBC00462
Assistant Programmer
  • Q-py
  • Kumaisan
Chief Designer
Assistant Designer
  • Auau
  • P
  • Paison
  • Bobby
Music Composition
Sound Effects
Performed by
  • Game Gear
Special Makeup
  • Ampa
Costume Design
  • Nova
Computer Graphics
  • Croquette
Optical Effects
  • Liar
Matte Paintings
  • Potato
  • Carrot
Test Play
  • Yuta
  • Tomocya
  • Momonga
[ full credits ]



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  • MobyGames ID: 48830


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Game added by Corn Popper.

Game Gear added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Dwin1118, chirinea, LepricahnsGold.

Game added October 26th, 2010. Last modified July 31st, 2023.