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Ninja Gaiden II, The Dark Sword of Chaos

Alternate Title: Shadow Warriors II (EUR), Ninja Gaiden 2
Class: Licensed
Cart ID: NES-NW-USA
Publisher: Tecmo
Developer: Take-Two
Region: United States (USA)
Rarity:
3  Cart: Very Common
4  Box: Common
4  Manual: Common
Peripherals: Standard or Compatible Controller
TV Format: NTSC
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Released: 1990
Pak Type:
Standard Cart
Collector Stats & Tracking:
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Sources of Information

Hardware Profiles
1 - NES-TLROM-02
PCB
NES-TLROM-02
UNIF Board
NES-TLROM
INES Mapper
4
Mirroring
Mapper Ctrl
Battery-backed
No
WRAM
0
VRAM
0
CIC Type
6113B1

Rom Sets
Type Name Size CRC32
PRG0 NES-NW-0 PRG 128 KB C43DA8E2
CHR0 NES-NW-0 CHR 128 KB 8E0C8BB0
ROMs Combined: 256 KB B780521C

Major Variations for Ninja Gaiden II, The Dark Sword of Chaos:
Title Code
Ninja Gaiden II, The Dark Sword of Chaos (Reversed Box Top) NES-NW-USA

Associated Releases:
Reg. Title Code
Shadow Warriors II, -Ninja Gaiden II- NES-67-AUS
Shadow Warriors II NES-67-FRG
Shadow Warriors II, -Ninja Gaiden II- NES-67-ESP

Additional Images
Reversed Box Top:

Normal Box Top:

Codes, Cheats & Spoilers
 =>Sound Test: On the title screen, hold U+L+SELECT+A+B. While holding all of
these down, hold START. The screen should blink between black and blue;
release them when the screen begins to change blue.
* Sound Test 2: On the title screen, hold U+L+SELECT+A+B and press STARTx2
to access the sound test, but to get a small picture of the girl on the
screen instead of one of the ninja.
* Musicruise: On the title screen, hold U+L+SELECT+A+B. When the title
fades to black, press START to bring it back. When it fades again, press
STARTx2. You can now listen to music, sound effects, and view the titles
of the music tracks.
=>Extra Lives: In stage 4-2, jump up and get hit by an enemy so that you land
on the first ledge on the screen. You will be able to grab the extra life.
Return to the ladder, climb up to the previous screen, then go back down and
repeat the process.
Screenshots

Nintendo Power Top 30
We've recreated the Nintendo Power TOP 30 from Player's, Pro's & Dealer's, here on NintendoAge. Following are all of the issue #'s where this game appeared in the TOP 30, what score it received (# of #votes) and the rank it received in that issue.
Issue Date Score Rank
Nintendo Power #016 09/1990 4,190 4
Nintendo Power #018 11/1990 3,487 5
Nintendo Power #020 01/1991 2,104 12
Nintendo Power #021 02/1991 1,837 18
Nintendo Power #031 12/1991 1,322 27
Nintendo Power #036 05/1992 1,901 56