Ninja Gaiden


The Arcade Video Game by Tecmo, Ltd. See Timeline

[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Ninja Gaiden © 1988 Tecmo.

Ryu, the Dragon Ninja, travels the world to defeat evil wherever he finds it.
Ninja Gaiden machine
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Game ID : 6215

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 9.216 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.575 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3
Released in February 1989.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Ninja Side Story'.

This game is known in Japan as "Ninja Ryukenden" and outside US as "Shadow Warriors".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ninja Ryukenden : G.S.M. Tecmo 1) on 01/02/1989.
1. Ninja Gaiden (1988)
2. Ninja Gaiden (1989, Nintendo Famicom)
3. Ninja Gaiden Episode II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990, Nintendo Famicom)
4. Ninja Gaiden Episode III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991, Nintendo Famicom)
5. Ninja Gaiden (2004, Microsoft Xbox)
6. Ninja Gaiden Black (2005, Microsoft XBox)
7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007, Sony PlayStation 3)
8. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2007, Nintendo DS)
9. Ninja Gaiden II (2008, Microsoft Xbox 360)
Supervision, Script, Background, Dark corps design : Strong Shima
Musician : Mikio Saito (Metal Yuhki), Putaro, Ryuichi Nitta (Shitamachi Kajiya), Angirus
Art design : Bayashi


Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Sega Master System (1988)
Atari Lynx (1990)
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Ninja Gaiden Black")
Nintendo Wii (2009) [As a downloadable Virtual Console Arcade Game]

NOTE : The Master System (developed by Sega) and Famicom version (developed by Tecmo) were written entirely from scratch, and bear no resemblance whatsoever to the arcade version.


PC [MS-DOS] (1991)


Tiger Handheld LCD Game (1988)
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.

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