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Ninja Gaiden ( Shadow Warriors ) (1989) Game Information

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01/25/2020 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Hell Doesn’t Have 9 Layers, It Has 6 Acts

“Ninja Gaiden,” which, thanks to the 3 Japanese characters between the two words in the title, I always read as “Ninja THE Gaiden,” is one of those games that never piqued my interest back in the day. Granted, I didn’t even start gaming until the year it game was released, in 1989, and my desire to play the old NES was frequently limited by both my 10-year-old child attention span and my to-this-very-day low tolerance for the generally awful quality of the NES games my Dad bought for me, knowing nothing about them.

Perhaps I dodged a bullet? I didn’t receive a Nintendo Power Magazine advertising/shilling subscription until the issue after “Ninja THE Gaiden” received a full feature, and my local peers who played games (and, I assumed, knew a hell of a lot ...

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