STAGE 30: Ninjas

Ninjas: The stealthy, deadly assassins that have captured our imaginations worldwide since they emerged from Japanese history and folklore to find their way into popular culture.

C’mon, admit it, we all loved ninjas growing up. Their involvement in video games have allowed gamers the ability to step into the world of a ninja and experience the life of a skilled martial artist. Be honest, What’s better than ninjas themselves? Taking control of a ninja and actually performing all of the incredible feats yourself in video game form, of course.

So save up some shurikens, sharpen your katana blade and slither through the shadows as we dedicate this STAGE of the retro VGM revival Hour to the music from various Video Games featuring Ninjas!

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Full track listing:
===========Game – Composer – Title – Company========

 

1.) Ninja Gaiden – Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta & Ichiro Nakagawa – “Evading the Enemy” – March 1989 – TECMO – NES

2.) Ninja Crusaders – Kazunori Hideya – “Civilization’s Ruins (Stage 1-1)” – 1990 – NMK/American Sammy – NES

3.) Shadow of the Ninja – Iku Mizutani & Kouichi Yamanishi – “Garuda’s Fortress (Stage 5)” – December 1991 – Natsume – NES

4.) Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos – Ryuichi Nitta & Mayuko Okamura – “Battling Precariously (Stages 2-2, 4-2 & 5-1A)” – 1990 – Tecmo – NES

5.) Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master – Kenji Yamamoto, Akito Nakatsuka & Yukio Kaneoka – “Whirlwind & Solitary ” – 1993 – SEGA – Sega Genesis

6.) Ninja Burai Densetsu – Hiroshi Kawaguchi – “Uiko-chan of the Best Village & Tonight’s Campaign” – Dec 6, 1991 (Japan Only) – Sanritsu/SEGA – Sega Genesis

7.) Ninja Gaiden Shadow – Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – “Stage 1 & Stage 5” – December 1991 – Natsume/Tecmo – Game Boy

8.) Ninja Spirit – Masahiko Ishida – “Behind the Wind (Round 5)“ – December 21, 1988 – Irem – Turbografx-16

9.) Revenge of Shinobi – Kazuo Sawa – “Long Distance & Like a Wind” – June 1989 – SEGA – Sega Genesis

10.) The Ninja Warriors – Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – “City Center & Pursuit” – February 1994 – Natsume/Taito Corporation – SNES

11.) Ninja Five-O – Aya Tanaka & Hiroyuki Tsuboguchi
– “Hostage Situation & Enemy Base – April 22, 2003 – Hudson Soft/KONAMI – GBA

12.) The Legend of Kage 2 – Kenichiro Iwasaki – “The Castle of the Beautiful Night
” – October 8, 2008 – Lancarse/Taito Corporation & Square Enix – Nintendo DS

13.) Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon – Akihiro Juuichiya – “Karakuri Castle Dungeon (ver. 2)” – April 1998 – KONAMI – Game Boy

14.) Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi – Keisuke Tsukahara – “Stage 2-1” – December 1990 – SEGA – Sega Genesis

15.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project – Yuichi Sakakura ,Tomoya Tomita & Kôzô Nakamura – “Scene 6: Mechanical Walkin’ & Final Battle (Super Shredder) – February 1992 – KONAMI – NES

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