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Title: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on October 23, 2012, 16:25:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jcfMcUFAE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jcfMcUFAE)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TrekMD on October 23, 2012, 16:33:26 PM
Interesting how many interpretations of this game there are when adapted to home systems.  Love the fact that the Lynx version matches the arcade original quite well!
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on October 23, 2012, 18:41:15 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Interesting how many interpretations of this game there are when adapted to home systems.  Love the fact that the Lynx version matches the arcade original quite well!

Definately, the Lynx version is widely regarded as the best version for a reason! It really is a superb game.

I have to say though that it's a real shame that Mega Drive version was never finished as it shows real promise!  :'(
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: Mire Mare on October 23, 2012, 21:00:51 PM
The LYNX version was astonishing for all the right reasons.  It played beautifully and looked beautiful and sounded, well, beautiful!  Couldn't ask for more from the LYNX version.  A gem of a classic game right there.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on October 25, 2012, 19:18:22 PM
Good review of the Lynx version by Darran from Retro Gamer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDK6TBqvvU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDK6TBqvvU)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TrekMD on October 25, 2012, 20:46:36 PM
Cool, thanks for posting it!
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on October 29, 2012, 13:58:49 PM
The ST version which is missing from this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzDM0z-Ltg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzDM0z-Ltg)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 08, 2013, 15:02:26 PM
GO! Ninja Gaiden, Game Gear, reviewed by Paul Rand+Frank O'Connor, Overall score:89%.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on April 08, 2013, 15:31:11 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
GO! Ninja Gaiden, Game Gear, reviewed by Paul Rand+Frank O'Connor, Overall score:89%.

I really didn't think much of the GG version, it was just a Shinobi wannabe.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: Bobinator on April 08, 2013, 16:39:06 PM
From what I hear, as far as Ninja Gaiden games go, the Game Gear version is pretty much the worst of the classic NG games. I couldn't exactly tell you why, I'd have to go look up the article I read up on the series on and tell you. From what I also hear, the Master System version isn't quite as good as the NES trilogy, it's still worth playing.

The NES games are pretty good, but they're a bit too 8-bit for me. It's basically Castlevania on nitro, which isn't a bad thing. If you like Castlevania.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 08, 2013, 19:29:39 PM
Game Zone gave the MS version 86%
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 09, 2013, 12:09:39 PM
Robin Swan review, Lynx version, C+VG:

Graphics 88%
Sound 84%
Playability 92%
Lastability 90%
Overall 89%
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: SnakeEyes on November 06, 2013, 00:01:58 AM
I actually enjoyed the NES games for what they were, But the Lynx wins easily, not just by being very close to the arcade game, but by virtue of being an amazing quality game.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TL on November 06, 2013, 19:22:41 PM
Shame Ninja Gaiden III was so crappy after the amazing first game.  :45:
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Ninja Gaiden
Post by: TrekMD on November 06, 2013, 23:38:15 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Shame Ninja Gaiden III was so crappy after the amazing first game.  :45:

Shame indeed.