Fortunately despite the extreme frustration, the game action of Ninja Gaiden still manages to draw you in. The fast and furious gameplay is well-done and addicting, and many times when you die, it'll convince you to try again and see if you can get get father. The game story itself is pretty good with some nice plot twists, also urging you to keep going to see what happens next. Desipte its toughness, once you learn all the patterns with enough practice this game can be beaten. Fourtunately you have unlimited continues, so you don't have to start all the way over, unless you turn the power off.
So despite its flaws and "pull-your-hair-out" frustraton, Ninja Gaiden still proves to be a worthy title. The non-stop action is just plain fun and never gets boring. Although the two sequels that followed it fixes most of the problems here, this is still a great cartridge that should definetly be checked out. You may swear at the game a few times, but if you can stand the difficulty, you'll still have a good time nonetheless.
- Review posted on February 6, 2007