Ninja Gaiden Shadow ROM

Ninja Gaiden Shadow rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Ninja Gaiden Shadow is about 30 Mins in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 1 Hour to obtain 100% completion.

Ninja Gaiden Shadow features 5 chapters and each with two or three stages and a boss encounter.

Secret Areas in Levels 1, 3, and 5

The secret area is right before the boss. The last enemy before the boss fight is a gun turret. After defeating them, you can drop down through the floor by pressing Down + A. There is a Spirit Energy down there.

This secret area is right at the end of the first section of the level before you walk off screen. There is a robot on the ceiling dropping bombs. To the right of the robot is a smaller, higher portion of the ceiling. You can grappling hook that portion of the ceiling and climb up. There are an Extra Life and a Spirit Energy up there.

This secret area is right at the start of the second section of the level. When you start this section, walk back in the direction you came from. You can drop through the floor by pressing Down + A. Continue dropping down a few levels then walk and jump to the right to get an Extra Life.

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Additional Information

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Ninja Gaiden Shadow, released in Japan as Ninja Ryūkenden GB: Matenrō Kessen and in Europe and Australia as Shadow Warriors, is a side-scrolling action game released for the Game Boy in 1991 by Tecmo. It is a prequel to the NES Ninja Gaiden trilogy. Set in a retro-futuristic version of 1985, three years before the events of the first Ninja Gaiden (NES), the player controls Ryu Hayabusa, who must save New York City from the forces of Emperor Garuda, a servant of Jaquio.

Garuda’s minions include the cyborg “Spider”, kickboxer Gregory and his manager Jack, former military commander Colonel Allen, and the Japanese nobleman Whokisai. Ninja Gaiden Shadow features simplified play mechanics compared to those used in the NES trilogy. In contrast to the variety of ninja arts and power-ups available in the NES games, Ryu only has a basic sword attack and a Fire Wheel attack that can be replenished for up to five uses.

While Ryu cannot stick to or climb walls like in the NES games, he can hang onto railings and move underneath them like in Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, and use both his sword attack and the Fire Wheel art while hanging onto railings. Unique to this installment, Ryu is equipped with a grappling hook that allows him to latch onto hard-to-reach railings. Like in the NES versions, Ryu can find health potions, fire wheel stocks, and extra lives by destroying item containers.

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Ninja Gaiden Shadow

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Release Date

Japan: December 13, 1991
North America: December 1991




Natsume Co., Ltd.


Game Boy




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