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Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden for Game Gear, Japanese cover art
Developer Sega
Publisher Sega
Platform Sega Game Gear
Release date JP November 1, 1991
NA 1991
EU 1991
Genre Beat 'em up
Mode Single player
Media Cartridge
Input methods Control pad

Ninja Gaiden is an action game released for the Sega Game Gear in 1991 developed by Sega with a license from Tecmo. It stars Ryu Hayabusa as he races to a demon from starting a world war, and is part of the Ninja Gaiden series, although it's plot is not connected to any of the other Ninja Gaiden games. This was the first time a game in the series was released bearing the Ninja Gaiden label worldwide, and not bearing the original title Ninja Ryūkenden in Japan nor being retitled Shadow Warriors in Europe, as was the series usually known in both regions.

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Ryu Hayabusa responds to an attack on his village, carried out by someone attempting to steal the Dragonsword. as he rushes to a shrine where the leader of the attack hides in. Falling at Ryu's hands, the leader reveals that he was hired by a man named Tonpenkof, a weapons smuggler. Determined to find out the truth, Ryu infiltrates the boat and kills Tonpenkof. Shortly after Topenkof's death, his boat receives a message revealing that Topenkof was working with a client named Mr. Tsin, a business man selling weapons in Hong Kong. Ryu soon locates and defeats Mr. Tsin, but not without getting captured and brought to a prison in India. Shortly escaping the prison, Ryu meets the Shiragane, a mind-controlling demon who is responsible for everything that has taken place. Shiragane wants use the Dragonsword for combined unlimited power, and initiate World War III for his ultimate goal of world domination. Ryu succeeds in killing him, bringing an end to another world threat.




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