When it comes down to NES Classics from the 80’s with the Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda series Ninja Gaiden is a big title that comes to mind. In fact, today marks the 30 year anniversary of Ninja Gaiden which was released December 9th back 1988. The following year in ’89 Ninja Gaiden was critically acclaimed and was praised for its cinematic cutscenes along with being a NES that was challenging but not exactly impossible to complete as well. Following the release of the original Ninja Gaiden game its reputation for being challenging followed in the two NES sequels that were released in 1990-1991 which eventually became household names as side scrolling platformers for the 8-bit console during the early 90’s.
There is no doubt that the original Ninja Gaiden was without a doubt one of the most legendary video games that Tecmo has ever created. Sometimes its hard to believe that the original Ninja Gaiden game was released 30 years ago on this day especially if you grew up during the 80’s or the early 90’s. Also, it would be cool if Koei Tecmo did something special to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Ninja Gaiden which seems unlikely at this time.