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US VC Releases - 14th May - Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Spirit

Posted by Darren Calvert

North American retro gamers get a double dose of ninja action with Temco's excellent Ninja Gaiden for the NES and Irem's answer to this in the shape of Ninja Spirit on the TurboGrafx. Both are excellent games are deserve your full attention. Ninja Gaiden is a bit more of a traditional plaformer and not as hard as Ninja Spirit as it was designed with the home audience in mind. Ninja Spirit is a fine arcade conversion and requires a lot of skill to play which is fair enough as no one said being a ninja is easy.

To complete today's offering the rather strange choice of Pac-Man was decided upon! We should have called today's news story 'two ninjas and a dot munching yellow ball'!!

A very good week on the whole. Still no sign of Zelda 2 but you can't have em all!

Check out the reviews here:

Ninja Gaiden - NES - 500 Points

Ninja Spirit - TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Points

Pac-Man - NES - 500 Points

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User Comments (14)



Bass_X0 said:

Isn't Pac-Man also a master of stealth? Well, in the hands of a good player, he is. Hopefully some SNES games next week.



Eric42 said:

A great week. Thursday when I get paid, Nintendo will finally get ten more dollars of mine.



Kevin said:

ninja gaiden is a definate download, I might download Ninja Spirit too. Good week actually bu tI'll pass on Pac-Man because Namco will eventually release a Namco Museum for the Wii. I'm assuming they will!



Mega_X_Gundam said:

ga I don't fly with ninjas! Pirates are better and anyway where is Nintendo's games! where are all the great first party games man. this is Nintendos 20 years history not Segas that didn't make it or TurboGrafx that i never heard of. plus who wants pac man anyway? Pac Man is like everywhere you don't need a 52nd copy of this game on the VC



tokenblackguy said:

Pretty good week, i was expecting something terrible this week, but suprised me with Ninja Gaiden(Nes) and Pac-man(Nes)



Bass_X0 said:

And I'm surprised the Nintendo fanboys are after Zelda II when its they who were berating the game as the worst in the series for so long. But I am surprised at the time difference between the U.K. release and the U.S. release. It may even beat Donkey Kong Country at being so late.



Marioman64 said:

i actually agree with George, where are the Nintendo classics? Super Mario Brothers 3,2, Super Mario RPG, Metroid, Super Metroid, Paper Mario N64, Yoshis Story, Mario Paint, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, hey you pikachu, Mario Parties 1,2, and 3, Mario tennis N64... so on and so on. stop with the 3rd parties and get the 1st party started... you know you want to ^.^



i8cookie said:

Marioman64, they are going to drag this out as long as possible. there aren't any 'new' old games being released, if they released all the good ones all at once there would be no VC anymore. no point to regularly visit the shop. No reason for you to get bored waiting to buy the good games so you buy one you dont really want, giving nintendo that little extra money here and there that you may not have parted with if you had all the old games you want already.



Don-Bon said:

YES! A perfect week for me. I'll get all those games if I can get some more Wii points.



Ghetto_ninja said:

POKEMON!!!!!!! no way let them die already. Lets bust out those Sega games like Vectorman 1 and 2, Streets of Rage 2 and 3, Golden Axe 2, Shinobi 3, Kid Chameleon, Contra Hard Corps, and SNES games like Kirby Superstar, FIFA Soccer, TMNTIV: Turtles in Time, screw Zelda 2 i already have Twilight Princess and my god if you want to play Metroid and Super Mario they already released like 5 remakes of them.



PowerLegend said:

Ghetto Ninja speaks the truth. Seriously, If you only like Mario and Zelda games I have lost all hope for you.

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