Shadow of the Ninja

a game by Natsume

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Platformer

Shadow of the Ninja
  • Theme - Action
  • Machine - NES
  • Difficulty - Avg.
  • Players - 1 or 2
  • Number of Levels - 5
  • Available - April 1991

Hard Hitting Ninja Action!!

In 2029 A.D., the evil government of emperor Garuda has claimed many innocent lives. His impregnable fortress stands as a reminder to the frightened people that his will is supreme. All attempts of revolution have failed miserably. Is there no hope?

Meanwhile, Hayate and Lady Kaede, ninjas of the Iga clan, learn of Garuda's oppression. Enraged, they immediately begin their journey to America, set on the destruction of Garuda's empire once and for all!

Follow the Shadow Ninja quest through five increasing difficult levels and stop Garuda from conquering the world! Superb graphics and sound intensify this battle for freedom.

Evil Plans

Through cunning and power, Emperor Garuda seized control of the largest city in America. The year is 2029 A.D. So far, no army has been able to thwart Garuda's plans of world domination...

A desperate mission

Only the Shadow Ninjas, once thought of as legend, have a slim hope of overthrowing Garuda and restoring peace to the world...

Killer tank

The Killer Tank is easy, too. Hit the turret twice, then back off. Watch out for deadly air fire, however.

The Rooftops of the City

The Rooftops of the City requires split second timing and marvelous reflexes to complete. Extreme patience is a must when going up against the Boomerang Masters of this level. Try to hit their boomerangs in mid-air and then go for it!

Sometimes it is simpler to just avoid them completely and jump over them. Be sure to keep an eye out for the hidden bomb on this level. This level is also an excellent place to power up either the katana or the kusarigama weapons. Item boxes are around every turn, so take advantage of them! A hidden full life icon is also found near the end of this area, near the end boss, the Golden Samurai.

Take care, though, the worst is yet to come in Levels Four and Five!

The Air Fortress

The Air Fortress is but a stepping stone to get to Level Five, the Final Fortress. Having breached the city's defenses, Garuda has sent his ill most formidable warriors to stop you. Don't underestimate these foes as they pack a powerful punch and can take plenty of punishment! At the end of this level, you'll meet the near-invincible Captain Hawk!

The final fortress

This is it! The final obstacle to defeating Garuda once and for all! His troops defeated, Garuda now must depend on his automatic defenses and his own personal guards to show no mercy as you get closer to Garuda's lair. Beware you face in the first section of the Fortress. This level will time bombs were placed with meticulous care to stop your.

Ninja Magic!!

Hold down the attack button until the ninja magic flames the enemies! This uses half of your life, however...

Garuda AWAITS!!

Finally!! Now deep inside Garuda's Fortress, Hayate and Lady Kaede must pass his personal guards and reach the top of the citadel. Another surprise awaits there, however, as Garuda reveals his true self in a last attempt to destroy the Shadow Ninjas!!

Check out this awesome cast of characters!!

Naturally, since Garuda enjoys his position as Emperor, he'll do anything to keep the Shadow Ninjas at bay. He has taken precautions to guarantee his continuing dictatorship rule. He has been systematically "recruiting" his troops and qualified civilians to undertake cybernetic enhancement implantations in order to further his influence and power.

These robotic warriors show no mercy and feel no pain. Their only thought is to serve Garuda, and they have been ordered to stop the Shadow Ninjas at any cost! Nevertheless, Garuda's reign must be put to an end. Nobody ever said it would be easy...

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Join two ninjas on their mission to overthrow the wicked Emperor Garuda. They must use the arts and weapons of ninjitsu to infiltrate and destroy Garuda's forces. "Natsume's latest (Shadow of the Ninja) is one of the finest NES games released this year or any other year." Video Games & Computer Entertainment, Dec. '90.

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