The Legend of Kage

aka: Arcade Archives: The Legend of Kage, Kage no Densetsu, Legend-of Kage
Moby ID: 8694

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Critic Reviews add missing review

Average score: 51% (based on 8 ratings)

Player Reviews

Average score: 2.8 out of 5 (based on 25 ratings with 1 reviews)

Ninja action throughout the 4 seasons

The Good
OK, anyone who played this as a kid will have a big nostalgia factor upon picking it up again.

I loved being a ninja and I liked that you side-scrolled to the left, instead of to the right like most games do.

The action is simple at first, but as the levels progress - so does the difficulty. If memory serves, I actually never completed the game.

The level where you ascend (I think it's the third one) is a joy.

I can still hear the music playing in my head.

The Bad
It's too short. The same levels repeat as the seasons change.

The same is true for gameplay - there are some level up items you can pick up, but not enough variation for this to be an undisputed classic - just a classic in the minds of those who played it while still in grade school.

The Bottom Line
A not-so-great ninja game when compared to games these days, especially where graphics and gameplay are concerned, but for those who played it as kids - it's NES gold. It's nothing ground breaking, but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.

NES · by Sam Vicchrilli (15) · 2005

Contributors to this Entry

Critic reviews added by Big John WV, RhYnoECfnW, chirinea, Wizo, Ryan DiGiorgi, Cantillon.