It was a pleasant surprise to know that Tecmo would make a compilation with the three Ninja Gaiden games from the NES
To whom did Ken Hayabusa have a duel and lose? For what reason did he fight and die? Not even his son knew for sure. The day after he disappeared, Ryu found a letter in his father’s room addressed to him. It said: “Ryu. If it is destiny that I not return, you will take the Dragon Sword of the Hayabusa family and go to America to see the archaeologist, Walter Smith.
The Challenge of all three games range from average (NG2),To Hard (NG), To insane (NG3) But, with the password system, a really nice thing to have, you can just beat a level, and if you get frustrated, just write down the password and play when you are less Frustrated. But Overall, the Gameplay and Control is pretty good for a game of this caliber.
They tried to get the gameplay as much like the NES as possible, even having the two usable buttons A and B. There is a continue screen, where you can type in a password and…continue! If you go to New Game, you will be able to choose which game to play, Ninja Gaiden 1, 2, or 3. You run, you jump, you swing your sword, and you can stick to walls. Funky eh? If you hit B while holding up on the d-pad, you use one of the many special weapons in the game. Along the roads, there will be orbs of stuff hanging in the air. Hit them with your sword, and a goodie will come out.
It could be a weapon, some health, or just something to boost your score. In Ninja Gaiden 2 and 3, you can climb up and wall in the game. In between each chapter of the game, you will see a cutscene, which obviously furthers the plot. The cutscenes are animated very well, just like the NES version. In Ninja Gaiden 3, the control is a little different. Your jump is weirder, and there is a power-up in each level that can double the length of your sword. It can come in handy and is great for defeating bosses. The gameplay hasn’t really changed from the NES versions.