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  • Review Score:8.5

    Why is there not a very,very,extremely hard classification? My personal fave of the 8 bit series

    Because if there was this game would 100%full under that catagory super hard but also super fun ,a excellent stoyline(for 8 bit games)and super solid gameplay.Tecmo did such a excellent job with this game and series in g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Non-stop action with a plot that will keep you at the edge of your seat with every turn!

    Ok Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, is the next installment in the Ninja Gaiden trilogy. More of the same action and more importantly more of the cinematic effects that made this game so successful. The plot and... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7

    Ninja Gaiden II is a decent platformer for the NES, but it's extremely hard!

    Gameplay: Great 2D platformer, lots of action and many neat weapons you can achieve as you advance. Very good control, but sometimes I feel like Ryu doesn't jump off the edges when I tell him too, but istead walks into ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    I don't know how anyone who played games in the early 90's late 80's could not love this amazing game. This was my first real love in gaming. Games like this, double dragon, and street fighter shaped me into the gamer th... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    awesome game worth playing on the NES system i love it SSS rank

    now this game is awesome to play i remember beating this game when i was kid same as 1st 2D platformer & badguy trying to kill u only at least tecmo throw in so more ninja to attack rye on this game u got so cool side we... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    A fun, exciting game

    This was the first video game I played, and, as far as I can remember, the story of Ryu and Irene is one great addition to an already fantastic adventure. Being Ryu, you travel through a fictional society that's similar ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    So good you can bust a TV over it.

    This games packs the same punch the first game in the series did, it improved the formula without losing much in the process. Ninja Gaiden II: Dark Sword of Chaos was a very anticipated game, when it finally was availabl... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    more frustration with improve graphics.

    The graphics have improved alot compared to the first one.The game is easier but i dont know if it has to do with me playing one after the other.The enemies and ryu have more detail along with the levels making the game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Shadow Warrior

    Yeah, I myself am a fan of the Ninja Gaiden series. I loved the first game but it's this second game I loved even more. Most of the game has all the same gameplay and action but that's not a bad thing most of the suc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    This game belongs in the ranks of NES classics. Even today, it can make for a fun and challenging weekend.

    Ninja Gaiden II is one of the games that solidified me as a lifelong gamer. The first thing to acknowledge about this game is the difficulty. You will scream at the screen, pound your fist onto various surfaces and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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