Saigo no Nindou

The Arcade Video Game by Irem Corp.

Saigo no Nindou screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Saigo no Nindou © 1988 Irem.

A side scrolling ninja action game. You take control of a ninja who has the ability to make shadow duplicates which trail your movements, and attack at your command. In your path are armies of ninjas, samurais and demons who are constantly out to kill you.


Irem M-72 system hardware

Main CPU: V30 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 4


Saigo no Nindou was released in August 1988 in the Japanese arcades.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Conclusion of Hard Journey'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Ninja Spirit".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Image Fight : G.S.M. Irem 1 - D28B0012) on 21/01/1989.


• Self defense - Shurikens and other projectiles can be deflected by your sword after you have collected the power-up scroll allowing you to swing your sword in an arc. When walk along, you can shield yourself with this by holding the stick up, and swinging your sword.

• Defeat the first boss with ease - Assuming you have collected the sword powerup and have both shadow duplicates, position yourself in the center of the screen while the boss is rising from the ground and do a super jump (hold up and jump). When you land on the ground, you should have your shadows flatting in mid air above you. Select the sword and hold up and continuously slash - you will damage the demon and his flames will get blocked by your barrage of attacks.



NEC PC Engine japan (jul.6, 1990) "Saigo no Nindou [Model IC02004]"
Nintendo Game Boy japan (dec.1993) "Saigo no Nindou [Model DMG-UJA]"

Game's ROM.

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