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SummaryTruly Plays like Shinobi + Alex Kidd. A Must Play for the Master System.
The GoodControls, graphics, level design, & enemies are all great. I love having a lifebar in an Alex Kidd game. It has secret areas & fun bosses. You turn into a cool fireball from rotating on a pole. Very fun & not too hard.
The BadThe projectile weapon only lasts to the end of the stage & often is only given to you at the end of the stage though you do get to carry it into a boss battle once. There were at least 2 points in the game where you had to take a hit to boost you to reach an item. A little awkward to learn & execute the pole swinging move but the results are worth it. Music is good but can get 8-bit grating after a while. Ending has same animation as beginning so I gotta deduct from the story for that.