Game Association: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (NES)

In 1989 Tecmo published the action platformer Ninja Gaiden on the NES. It went on to spawn two more sequels on the console. The series stars Ryu Hayabusa, dramatic cutscenes, and a ridiculous difficulty. Ninja Gaiden Trilogy on the NES = Cole – That’s really sad that dude’s dad had to die. – Shouldn’t Ryu’s dad have taken… Continue reading

Ninja Wrap – The Cursed Checkpoint #125

Defining ninjas is apparently a touchy subject as there are varying expectations of these secretive warriors. Justin grills Ethan about all types of video game ninjas from the loose cannon ninjas to supernatural ninjas and ninjas in bat costumes. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Yaiba is Ninja Gaiden Meets Night of The Living Dead

To many people, zombies have become a bit played out. To others, ninjas haven’t quite gotten the respect they deserve. To Keiji Inafune, the only way to resolve such differences of opinion is to include both in a new game called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden z. Mouths watering yet? They should be. Based on the trailer,… Continue reading

Ninja Gaiden 3 Review: Wax On, Wax Off

Ninjas are one of those warriors that seem destined for blood baths and almost-certain victory. They’ve been pit against pirates, mutants, and even each other for decades and have yet to go the way of the dinosaur (which I assume were made extinct because of ninjas). The Ninja Gaiden series is what I imagine an… Continue reading

E3 11: Ninja Gaiden 3 says “Hey, Don’t Forget about Ninjas”

Ninjas used to be all over the place, but it would seem that zombies have overwhelmed them with numbers in the eyes of pop society. Ninja Gaiden 3 is coming, however to stifle the undead surge and bring balance back to the forces of good (all speculation at this point, I’m not really positive whether… Continue reading