The Legend of Kage


The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp. [Japan]

[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

The Legend of Kage © 1984 Taito Corp.

At the end of the Edo Period (late 19th century) in Japan, a Corps formed by the evils, which had come back to life from the Devil's World, was terrifying people all over the country. One day the princess 'Kiri', a daughter of the lord, was kidnapped by the Corps. In order to save her from them, a number of militia were sent to the Corps' Headquarters, but none of them ever returned. Then one young man headed for the Corps' Headquarters to save the princess. His name 'Kage', a ninja from Iga Village.
The Legend of Kage machine
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Board Number : M4300040A
Prom Stickers : A54

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz), Motorola M68705 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
Even if title screen says MCMLXXXIV (1984), The Legend of Kage was released in October 1985 in Japan.
Bug? feature? : Under attract mode only from the bootleg versions can be played for several seconds until the ninja dies.
1. The Legend of Kage (1984)
2. Kage Densetsu - The Legend of Kage 2 (2008, Nintendo Ds)
Music by : Hisayoshi Ogura


Nintendo Famicom japan (April 18, 1986) "Kage no Densetsu [Model TFC-KD]"
Nintendo NES usa (August 1987) "The Legend of Kage [Model NES-KA]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (August 25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092 (TCPS-10124)]"
Sony PSP [AS] (January 3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
Sony PSP japan (January 5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076 (TCPS-10137)]"
Sony PSP korea (February 10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (March 30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (September 7, 2006) "Taito Memories Gekan [Taito Best] [Model SLPM-66521]"
Sony PSP europe (October 6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP [AU] (November 9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP japan (December 7, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Taito Best] [Model TCPS-10173]"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (May 16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"
Sony PSP usa (May 17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (December 19, 2006) [Model FATJ] Famicom version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] usa (February 19, 2007) [Model FATE] NES version
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (June 28, 2007) "Taito Memories Gekan [Eternal Hits]"
Sony PSP [PSN] japan (October 1, 2009) "Taito Memories Pocket" by Square Enix

NOTE: The Sony PSP packs also include a deluxe edition offering updated graphics and extended gameplay.


Sinclair ZX Spectrum usa (1986)
Commodore C64 europe usa (1987)
Amstrad CPC europe (1986)
MSX japan (1986)
Amstrad CPC usa (1988, "Taito Coin-Op Hits")
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (July 10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

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