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Shinobi III and Strider 1 & 2 beat out all of the old Ninja Gaiden games. Ninja Gaiden was never fair and will never be fair. It has a little something I like to call fake difficulty.
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>>7852268
It's ok to admit when you have been filtered.
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>>7852268
I prefer the ridiculous difficulty of Ninja Gaiden.
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>>7852268
Yes, Shinobi III is probably the best home console ninja game of the 90s.
But the Strider games are kinda shit in that characteristic arcade jank way, it was popular for it's graphics, huge sprites and cool look at the time it came out in the arcades, but the gameplay is nothing special which very obvious in hindsight.

Change Strider out for Shadow of the Ninja or something and Ninja Gaiden 2 is actually a better game and more fun to play than the first but less "iconic" (Japanese version of Ninja Gaiden 3 is the best game over all).
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Shinobi > Ninja Gaiden > Shit > Strider
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>>7852268
The thing with NG is that once you "git gud" and memorize a stage you feel like a badass ninja flying thru cutting up mofo's left and right. Very satisfying feeling. But yeah overall Shinobi > Ninja Gaiden.
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>>7852320
Strider is unique because 1) the terrain was uneven and you could climb and somersault everywhere, once you got a feel of the level layout it was like a 2d Mirror's Edge. And 2) the soundtrack was creepy sci-fi, basically all ninja action games of the time was generic urban pop
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>>7852268
Not as good as Shinobi 3 and the Strider games, but you should definitely try Shadow of the Ninja/Blue Shadow.
It's Ninja Gaiden done the right way.
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>>7852419
This but I still prefer Ninja Gaiden.

>Invite some friends
>We play some Contra
>Everyone is too drunk to play much more
>Pop in Ninja Gaiden
>Sit down and just grind that motherfucker to death
>Everyone is helping me out
>Beat the game
>Everyone cheers
Still the best moment Ive ever had playing any game ever, especially when my friends started getting into Ninja Gaiden because of it.
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>>7852268
>fake difficulty
gotta be a NG fan false flagging with this crybaby nonsense. arcade Strider is no joke anyhow.
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>>7852309
Shinobi on master system is harder than any NG game.
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>>7852268
Shinobi (arcade) by Sega is so fucking hard. Can't beat the last boss just yet and I've been trying for yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars.
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The only time Ninja Gaiden came close to Shinobi's greatness was when Sega made one.
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>>7853614
You have to believe in yourself
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>>7853614
You are playing it wrong. The game rewards intelligence and methodical approach. As opposed to the watered down pseudo shinobi game OP listed up there,



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