Ninja Spirit

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Ninja Spirit
Basic Information
Video Game
Irem, NEC
2D Platform
HuCardDigital Download
Turbo Pad, Turbo Tap, GameCube Controller, Wii Remote, Wii Classic Controller
Arcade, Game Boy, PC-Engine and TurboGrafx-16
Virtual Console
Retail Features
Ninja Spirit
Play Information
Technical Information
Arcade Specifications
8-Way Joystick, 2 Buttons
European Union European Release Date(s)
Virtual Console
May 112007
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Virtual Console
May 142007
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
July 61990
Virtual Console
May 82007
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Ninja Spirit is an arcade game released by Irem is 1988. The game was later ported to the TurboGrafx 16/PC-Engine and the Game Boy (Japan Only).

Story[edit | edit source]

The game tells the story of Moonlight, a ninja who lost his father by the hands of a half human, half animal creature. It is a basic story of revenge, with little depth.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game is a basic platformer. You move form one side of the screen to the next while killing enemies and ultimately you fight a boss.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The game starts you off with four basic weapons, and you can switch between them anytime and power them up individually.

  • Kantana

A basic sword that allows for close-ranged combat. When powered up, the range of this is increased.

  • Shuriken

Throwing stars that you can throw in one direction. When powered up, it allows for a spread shot as well as increased speed.

  • Sickle and Chain

A weapon that you can swing around 360 degrees. When powered up, range and speed of this weapon is increased.

  • Sedentary Bombs

Explosives that you throw at your enemies and plant on the ground as a mine. When powered up, you can throw the weapon rapider.

Power Ups[edit | edit source]

The game features many power ups along side your basic weapons.

  • Red Orb

This orb powers up your weapon.

  • Blue Orb

This orb allows for your shadow clones to appear. You can have up to two shadow clones.

  • Orange Orb

This orb gives you a temporary flame barrier which makes enemies that are close to you take damage.

  • White Orb

This orb clears the screen of enemies.

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