Ninja Spirit (JP) is a platformer video game originally released for the arcades in 1988 and later ported to other gaming systems such as the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine around 1990 and the Game Boy in 1993 in Japan. The TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine version was later re-released for the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console.


The ninja runs horizontally and sometimes vertically, with the joystick and three buttons: one for the weapon, one for the jump (he can also jump very high, up to the upper limit of the screen, Depending on the push of the button) and one for changing the weapon. There are always four different weapons throughout the game: a katana, shuriken, bombs, and a thief: you can decide to change weapons at any time, and it is the game itself to advise what it would be best to adopt in certain situations, blinking The corresponding weapon icon on the bar that appears at the bottom of the screen. Weapons can be made more powerful, up to three levels of enhancement, through certain bonuses (see the dedicated section).


Moonlight, the protagonist of the game, runs through seven levels to avenge his father's death, eliminated by a mysterious half-man half-beast.


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