Players take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising warrior in his family's clan whose main role in the world is to protect the Dark Dragon Blade from falling into the hands of evil. Ryu travels to America to seek vengeance for his father's death. Players fight their way through 14 challenging side-scrolling levels while defeating gangs of street thugs, battling evil ninjas and fighting barbarian bosses by using the deadly Dragon Sword, ninja skills and Ninpo (ninja magic). Players can run, crouch, jump and climb as they make their way through each stage and collect items to gain points, strength and weapons.
- 20 levels spanning over 6 acts, complete with original and twisting storyline.
- The world is under attack, and only you can save it
- Use all your ninja skills against enemies and obstacles
- Amazing cutscenes help the action unfold
- One player only
This game is also known as:
- Ninja Ryuukenden in Japan
- Shadow Warriors in Europe