Tag Archives: Ninjas

Review: Kaze Kiri (1994 PC Engine)

Kaze Kiri is one of those rare late PC Engine CD games that is ridiculously overpriced (150-200$). The Play Station, Sega Saturn and PC-FX were just around the corner and an action game like Kaze Kiri had some big shoes to fill because the game would be compared to games such as Shinobi 3, Hagane and Rondo of Blood.
Kaze Kiri might not outperform any of these games but it is certainly worth playing if you emulate it or get a repro cd from PCE Works.
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Strider (Sega Mega/Genesis 1990)

I am almost ready to do a “Top 10 Sega Mega/Genesis Games” list. I have picked out the first 9 choices but i am having trouble finding a game worthy of the 10th spot. In my search i have played multiple games who all somehow fail to meet my standards of being on a list like this. People told me that this 10th or above game should be Strider, an arcade original action platforming game by Capcom that i had never played before. Strider was ported to many system like The Master System and PC Engine but the Sega Mega/Genesis version is supposed to be the best of the bunch but while i think Strider had its fun moments there are just so many things about the gameplay and presentation that is off-putting making it fall way short of making my Mega Drive top 10 list.
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Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993 Sega MD/Genesis)

So much more than just Sonic, the Sega Mega Drive did not miss out on the Ninja craze of the late eighties and the early nineties. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is the sequel the more known Revenge of the Shinobi, who was the sequel to Shinobi on the Sega Master System(and some other systems). I just played Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master for the first time last week and felt that it was technically much superior than its predecessors and the best game in the series. Check this review out to see how good it is.

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