User reviews for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
8.3 / 10Combined Score
Extremely high difficulty level.
The sequel to the popular "Ninja Gaiden" game really pushed the NES to new limits with it's graphics and gameplay. The story wasn't half bad either-super ninja Ryu Hayabusa hacks & slashes his way through 7 worlds to find his girlfriend and bring the reborn evil from the first NG title to justice.
The graphics are just awesome-the real attraction are the many movie-style cutscenes that play out throughout the game, complete with music and sound effects. They're possibly among the best the NES ever had. Sounds & music are really good as well-FX are authentic and realistic, like swords slashing and the explosions of the fireballs & clashing noises of throwing stars you use as weapons. Controls are tight and responsive, important because you'll have to be quick on your fingers to pull off so...