Ninja Gaiden was a Nintendo NES released by Tecmo in 1989 based on the popular arcade game of the same name. However, in Japan it was called Ninja Ryukenden and in some regions, Shadow Warriors.
The original arcade version played more like a punch-em-up like the Double Dragon series. The Nintendo NES version of Ninja Gaiden was the first console game to feature cinematic cut scenes which is pretty much the standard of today’s gaming community.
The game was popular enough to spin-off 13 alternate versions and sequels of the game and was available on numerous consoles including Sega, Game Gear and Xbox.