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Ninja Gaiden II – Nintendo Power (Summer 1990) – PTP015

Ryu Hayabusa is back for some hot NES ninja action. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos is a true classic, in many cases receiving higher critical praise than its predecessor. That said, like the first Ninja Gaiden title, this sequel is no walk in the park. A game like Ninja Gaiden II was the perfect candidate for a dedicated Official Nintendo Power Strategy Guide. In this episode, we dig into Nintendo Power #15 and dig deeper into the history and legacy of a this gem. Listen below!

Nintendo Power Issue 15 Ninja Gaiden II

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Ninja Gaiden II – Year 200X (Bandcamp)
Hard to Beat! – Descendants of Erdrick (Bandcamp)
Ninja Gaiden II: Pain Does Not Exist In This Dojo – Viking Guitar (Bandcamp)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Ninja Gaiden II on Wikipedia (Link)
Retro-Sanctuary’s Top NES Games (Link)
GameRadar’s Top NES Games (Link)
Hardcore Gaming 101 Review (Link)
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