Ninja: Shadow of Darkness (PlayStation)

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Enter the mystical world of Kurosawa, the young ninja, as he fights his way through 11 levels of puzzles, baddies and bosses with dozens of fighting moves, weapons and magic spells in this third person action arcade game.

Ninja: Shadow of Darkness was originally developed for the Sega Saturn and then moved over to the PlayStation. The game is an action/arcade style game similar to Fighting Force, with some additional platformer elements.


Ninja: Shadow of Darkness PlayStation Special attack
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness PlayStation Lumberjack enemy
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness PlayStation Rolling spiky logs.
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness PlayStation Tree fall

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja: L'ombre des Tenebres" -- French title

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Video Games Sep, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Playstation Oct, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Oct, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Freak Feb, 1999 70 out of 100 70 Nov 12, 1998 14 out of 20 70
IGN Oct 12, 1998 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Nov 04, 1998 5.3 out of 10 53
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 10, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Revolution Oct 01, 1998 C 50


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