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Ninja Gaiden - Dragon Scroll

Hack of Ninja Gaiden


When a sacred item is stolen from Hayabusa Village by a rival clan, Ryu Hayabusa must set out on a journey to retrieve it. Set before the events of the first Ninja Gaiden on the NES, this game makes a nice addition to the original trilogy.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Ninja Gaiden (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: CA513F841D75EFEB33BB8099FB02BEEB39F6BB9C
  • File CRC32: 11F953F6
  • ROM SHA-1: 15F245161179AB1959B7DC20E82ADD024D23AA3D
  • ROM CRC32: 7C4A72D8




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User Review Information

8-Bit Love for the Xbox Crew!

Reviewed By: MetalSmasher86 on 27 May 2020

Let me start by saying this hack does what I believe every good complete ROM hack should do which is give a fresh challenge to players who have mastered the base game without going overboard with it. This hack basically warns you of this in the first level by throwing those vicious birds at you right out of the gate (they didn’t show up until level 3 in the base game), and basically making you fight one of the final bosses from the base game as the very first boss fight.

But then this hack also does something that I hoped someone would do in a Ninja Gaiden NES hack for a while now, which is incorporate one of the new player characters from the Xbox/Playstation trilogy in the classic 8-bit style. In two of the levels you can play as the young purple-clad kunoichi Ayane. Even if it’s only for two levels, and even though she doesn’t play any different from Ryu, this is still a very nice touch. Still holding out hope for an 8-bit Rachel hack sometime…

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
8-Bit Love for the Xbox Crew!MetalSmasher8627 May 20201.0Yes
Just another mediocre reskinSorinkun05 Apr 20201.0No