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You play Kage, a skillful ninja in search of rescuing Princess Kiri from the hands of the warlord Yoshi. Armed only with a sword and 'star knives', you must fight your way through countless henchmen and the occasional boss to complete your task. Levels include the forest, moat, inside and outside of the castle. These levels repeat as the seasons change. The gameplay is side scrolling. Kage's moves include the ability jump extremely high in the air, grab and climb trees, block and attack with his sword, and throw shuriken. The game can be challenging at times though because the player dies in one hit. 2-players are supported, but must take turns.


The Legend of Kage Arcade Throwing shuriken
The Legend of Kage Amstrad CPC Jumping into the tree.
The Legend of Kage Amstrad CPC Starting the game.
The Legend of Kage NES Level: Moat. Have to kill ten ninjas.

Promo Images

The Legend of Kage Screenshot
The Legend of Kage Screenshot
The Legend of Kage Screenshot
The Legend of Kage Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "影の伝説" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Legend-of Kage" -- European title
  • "Kage no Densetsu" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: The Legend of Kage" -- PlayStation 4 title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Ninja action throughout the 4 seasons NES Sam Vicchrilli (17)

Critic Reviews

Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 68 out of 100 68
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 63 out of 100 63
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 NES Jul, 2012 C+ 58
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Just Games Retro NES Apr 17, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tilt Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 7 out of 20 35
Thunderbolt Games NES Jun 13, 2009 2 out of 10 20
IGN Wii Feb 21, 2007 2 out of 10 20
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 20, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20


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