The Legend of Kage
Reviewed by Ty Massei
Graphics: 3.5 out of 10
Sound: 4 out of 10
Gameplay: 5 out of 10
Hardness factor: 6.5 out of 10
Overall: 5 out of 10
Graphics: The graphics in this game were okay, but definitely the worst
part. While I liked how some of the effects were (IE, screen flashing and
sword slices) I didn't really like the graphical quality since everything
was blurry and some of the characters were unoriginal. However, if they
would have just improved the quality a bit.
Sound: The music in this game wasn't that great. The songs were of low
quality. The tune isn't bad; it's just that the quality is so bad. The music
does get repetitive after a while, but not right away. The sound effects
were pretty good in this game though, definitely a lot better than the music was.
Gameplay: A pretty interesting sidescroller. First, I have to say this is
a sequel (prequel?) to another game on the NES. Unfortunately, I could
not remember what that game was called. Anyway, while this game isn't
as good, it still had an appeal to it. You run around pretty fast in this game
and must jump around. You can hang onto and climb up trees or you can jump
off of them and fly even higher in the sky. You slice enemies down with your
katana, or you throw some weak ninja stars at them. You are supposed to
reach the boss at the end of a level and terminate him to continue.
Hardness factor: This game wasn't that easy. While the controls contributed
to this a little, it was basically just a hard game. Also, you only get one hit
before you die. Luckily, you have three guys and start almost exactly where
you got sliced down. What really made this game hard, though, was that
enemies appear immediately on the screen so you have to react fast.
Overall: 5 out of 10. I thought this game was satisfactory, though I wish
I could remember the name of its sequel since that game is so much better.
Anyway, I don't think I'd really recommend this game for gamers of today.