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    Ah yes! Ninja Gaiden! Now that NES game is the awesomeness as most people with a brain would know. Little do people outside of the *cough* PCEngineFX forums *cough* know that there is an alternate version of the game released for the PC Engine console. Is that version worth getting? Lets find out.

    NES version

    + Affordable
    + Much better music
    + Great controls
    + One of the most badass cover arts ever.
    - Chances are you will find a used cart with somebody's name written on it.

    PCE version

    + Better graphics in the cutscenes
    + You can play it in English via a code.
    - The music is different and is inferior in every way
    - Controls aren't as tight as the NES original
    - Worse cover art
    - Pointlessly choppy paralax scrolling
    - Expensive. $60 expensive.

    Verdict: The NES version by MILES. If you PCE fanboys want ninja action, get Ninja Spirit instead.
    Last edited by Nintega Grafx-16; 05-22-2010 at 02:00 PM.

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    I wasn't even aware there was a PC-E version...

    DP Feedback | Game Blog of Awesomeness! | Seeking out these GCN kiosk discs: Jan 2002, 21, 25, & 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshnickerson View Post
    I wasn't even aware there was a PC-E version...
    Here you go. It is called "Ninja Ryukenden" in Japan.


    Gameplay video

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    SMS better than both:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    SMS better than both:
    The SMS version is moot since the game isn't anything like the NES and PC Engine versions.

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    And second best, Lynx version:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    SMS better than both:
    Says the SMS fan.. Is nothing better than the SMS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomaitheous View Post
    Says the SMS fan.. Is nothing better than the SMS?
    NG SMS is actually a great game believe it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintega Grafx-16 View Post
    NG SMS is actually a great game believe it or not.
    It's OK. Actually, it's pretty decent. I've played through it and it's doesn't compare to the NES versions. The graphics are nice, but the music is ear splitting (like most SMS music) and game/level design is only average compared to the NES ones. It is better than the arcade and GG versions, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomaitheous View Post
    Says the SMS fan.. Is nothing better than the SMS?
    I have find that Marble Madness is better on the Nintendo Entertainment System than the Sega Master System version of Marble Madness…
    and personally, I find Space Harrier to be far better on the Turbo Grafx-16 while the Sega Master System version is lacking…
    otherwise, Sega Master System is a console of wonderful and is being very underrate and underappreciated…

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    Why do you always post these this vs. that threads? I don't really see the point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    Why do you always post these this vs. that threads? I don't really see the point...
    To let people know which version of the same game is superior?

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    I like 'em, I also like NG on NES...but the NES was such a sucky system. you Yanks been had....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    but the NES was such a sucky system. you Yanks been had....


    More like you Europeans had been had. Yes SMS is a good system but the NES despite its inferior hardware specs had much better games.

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    The music was questionable, the parallax scrolling was terrible, the Engrish translation was worse than normal, but all in all I don't regret giving the PC-Engine version a playthrough. The NES version is leaps and bounds ahead of it, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintega Grafx-16 View Post


    More like you Europeans had been had. Yes SMS is a good system but the NES despite its inferior hardware specs had much better games.
    True. You can't play Megaman 2 on a SMS.

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    I picked up the PCE version awhile back, haven't played through it yet, it's on my list.

    I did play it for a few minutes when I first got it, and the 'parallax' scrolling is REALLY annoying. I think Ys 3 for the SNES has a similar effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintega Grafx-16 View Post
    To let people know which version of the same game is superior?
    I figured you were just trying to break some kind of record.
    <Sothy> its the internet <Sothy> who cares

    Quote Originally Posted by Daltone View Post
    This is a classic gaming site and the most active thread is a load of people wanking off to my little pony.

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    I did a couple of videos a long while back basically running through the exact same spots on both the Pc-Engine and Nes releases. Basically I edited both videos to match up as close as I could the story scenes and stages incase someone wanted to compare them.
    Nes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI_pZ_ud-c8
    Pc:Engine:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWipa6aWpSA

    I used to be pretty good at Ninja Gaiden, but now not so much, because I maybe only play it a couple of times every few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC-ENGINE HELL View Post
    I did a couple of videos a long while back basically running through the exact same spots on both the Pc-Engine and Nes releases. Basically I edited both videos to match up as close as I could the story scenes and stages incase someone wanted to compare them.
    Nes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI_pZ_ud-c8
    Pc:Engine:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWipa6aWpSA

    I used to be pretty good at Ninja Gaiden, but now not so much, because I maybe only play it a couple of times every few years.
    Nobody cares about your YT videos and what you have to say.
    Last edited by Nintega Grafx-16; 05-22-2010 at 05:45 PM.

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