Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 18th Feb 2008, 500 points (USA)

3DS eShop

  • 28th Nov 2013, $4.99 (USA)
  • 23rd Jan 2014, £3.59 (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 26th Nov 2015, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 18th Feb 2016, $4.99 (USA)

NES

  • 21st Jun 1991 (JPN)
  • Aug 1991 (USA)
Series
Ninja Gaiden
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (5)

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Screenshot

Reviews

  • 5

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

    Nice videogame, shame about the plot

    After dealing with that dark sword business Ryu Hayabusa might have hoped to put his feet up, but more evil schemes are in motion and so he must do his ninja thing once more. The powerup from the previous game that could provide duplicates to help in his quest has gone, but it turns out there is still another Ryu...

  • 19

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

    A fitting farewell to the NES trilogy

    The three Ninja Gaiden games on the NES are remembered with great fondness, and for very good reason. They may never have reached the same heights of popularity as the original Super Mario Bros. games, or even the first three Mega Man games, but they stand to this day as a testament to the classic years of 8-bit...

  • 3

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

    One sequel too many

    Ninja Gaiden is practically a household name now thanks to the fantastic Xbox title and the very promising (not to mention gory) next-gen sequel. The NES original is still fairly well known and fondly remembered, but the two 8-bit sequels are more obscure. If you’re one of the many people that weren’t aware of this third NES...

About The Game

Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga.

Ryu is framed for FBI agent Irene Lew's murder, and it's up to him to clear his name. Defeating superior life-forms created out of “life energy" called BIO-NOIDs and avoiding enemy ambushes are among the many obstacles which Ryu faces in this unpredictable adventure of mystery, deceit, and destruction.

Noticeable changes to the game-play mechanics include Ryu's ability to grab on to horizontal surfaces, his reduced falling speed and altered jumping maneuvers, and visible power-ups. Help Ryu defeat the forces of evil once more and discover the real culprit behind Irene's death as one of the most loved trilogies in video-game history comes to a close!