MaximRecoil Posted November 28, 2022 Share Posted November 28, 2022 Ninja Gaiden is the only NES game that I specifically remember buying new when I was a kid, and back then I never made it past the stage 3-3 boss. I recently got an Everdrive and I "beat" Ninja Gaiden by abusing save states. But now I want to beat it legitimately. I'm still using save states but only at the start of the game's actual continue points, so I'm not gaining any gameplay advantage from using them that way; it just lets me turn the console off and come back to it later (otherwise I'd have to leave the console on for as long as it takes me to beat it, or until I give up trying). I'm stuck on stage 6-2, which is a miserable stage. I haven't been able to get past the point in that stage where you're on a platform with two eagles attacking you and you have to jump to the next platform which has one of those hammer-throwing enemies on it. I know the key to beating that stage is to get and keep the jump/spin/slash powerup, though that's easier said than done. I'd need to memorize which of the items are "spiritual strength" and only get those, avoiding the ones that give me a different weapon that won't help. One of the problems is, it's hard to selectively avoid collecting items when using the spin slash jump. Here's the main thing that makes me doubtful that I'll ever beat it: Quote The game contains a feature that was originally a glitch but was left in the final game intentionally, according to Masato Kato; having lost to any of the game's last three bosses, the player is sent back to the beginning of the sixth act. That's absurd. Normally when you lose and continue in this game you get sent back to the beginning of the sub-stage that you died on. For example, I've died dozens of times on 6-2 now and continuing always starts me at the beginning of 6-2, but because of a glitch that they decided to keep, if you lose to any of the final three bosses, you get sent back to 6-1, and at that point I'd probably call it quits. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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