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

Just 5 More Minutes: Tecmo Super Bowl

On draft day, a lot of prospects were compared to the great football players of yesteryear. When we talk about the greatest football games of all time, nothing compares to Tecmo Super Bowl, a game released just a little over 20 years ago. Simple is best Tecmo Super Bowl is the gold standard when it comes… 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

I Learned Something Today: Ninja Gaiden II (2008)

Being a social worker, I’m beginning to get a bit nervous about the proposed cuts being lobbied for in the budget reform bill. While helping those less fortunate is an occupation respected by most, that admiration goes out the window once it comes down to cost. The fact of the matter is, I may need… 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