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Ninja Gaiden III - Restored

Hack of Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

Description:

The US version of Ninja Gaiden 3 is inferior to the Japanese version in 3 ways. Unless you really want a challenge I suppose. Greatly increased damage from all hazards, limit of 5 continues, and no password system. My previous patch addressed the first two problems, fixed the damage and you never run out of continues. This patch finally tackles the final piece, passwords.

The US version had all password program code removed. So I started from scratch and devised my own password program code. It works well, and the passwords match the Japanese version’s passwords. This finally is the definite version of NG3 to play. The original US release and Ninja Gaiden Trilogy release all have drawbacks to the Japanese version, and this patch is on par with the Japanese version, or better since it is in English.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • MD5 Checksum: 417ad83cf8f735cf5d2550fbb4602dc5
  • File Size: 163.25 KB
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 - The Ancient Ship Of Doom (U) [!].nes

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MottZillaHacking

User Review Information

Better, but enemy and item placement not restored - making it still too hard.

Reviewed By: DrDimension on 28 Aug 2016

Makes the US game playable, finally, but still not as fun as the Japanese version due to still too high difficulty.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Need to make control point improvements like the Japanese versionedwinmusic22 Jul 20191.0Yes
Screw the original NTSC-U/C Release, this is the way to play Ninja GaideN III.Apocalypse61207 May 20191.0Yes
Better, but enemy and item placement not restored - making it still too hard.DrDimension28 Aug 20161.0Yes
Thank you.Zero-ELEC15 Apr 2013N/AYes