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Ninjas were masters of espionage and assassination, and experts in martial arts and acrobatics. It only makes sense that ninja video games were some of the most thrilling and intense titles to ever grace our consoles! Kids in the 90’s fell in love with Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi, and Mike and Ed were no exception. Join them as they play tracks from their favorite ninja-tastic video games!
Stay tuned all the way to the end for a very special guest…
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*1 – Shadow of the Ninja (NES, 1990) – Stage 2 – Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi
*2 – Ninja Warriors (Mega CD, 1993) – Daddy Mulk – Hisayoshi Ogura, Tamayo Kawamoto, Junichi Kawaguchi
*3 – Ninja Warriors (SNES, 1994) – City – Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Yasuo Yamate
*4 – Return of the Ninja (GBC, 2001) – Character/ Stage Select – Kiyoshi Kusatsu, Yoshio Watanabe
*5 – Shinobi 3:Return of the Ninja Master (Genesis, 1993) – Idaten – Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama, Masayuki Nagao
*6 – Ninja Gaiden (Sega Master System, 1992) – Escape in a Forest – Takashi Horiguchi
*7 – Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (PS2, 2003) – Echigoya’s Estate – Noriyuki Asakura
*8 – Ninja Blade (X360, 2009) – Speed Chase – Norihiko Hibino, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Takahiro Izutani, Takahide Ayuzawa
*9 – I-Ninja (PS2, GCN, XBOX, PC, 2003) – Rocket Factory – Nick Arundel, Mark Bandola, Rob Lord
*10 – Nintendo Land [Takamaru’s Ninja Castle] (Wii U, 2013) – Boss Battle – Ryo Nagamatsu
*11 – Goemon’s Great Adventure (1998, N64) – Taking Care of the Horses – Shigeru Araki, Yasumasa Kitagawa, Hirotaka Kurita, Yusuke Kato, Nobuyuki Akena
*12 – Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension (Amiga, 1993) – Sonic Basher – Patrick Phelan
Love your show……but you’re in trouble! Went through both this and the Yuzo Koshiro episode expecting to hear at least one track from Revenge of Shinobi, which seems to be getting overlooked a lot as of late from vgm podcasters. The OST is just classic. It was the first game I played that sounded like “real music” to me, as well as the first time to my knowledge that a composer’s name was listed on the title screen. Anyway, I was just introduced to your podcast via VGMpire. As I said, I love the show. I will give you an iTunes review shortly, but do you have a non-twitter/facebook way of sending you some constructive criticism?
Keep up the good work,
Hi Nathan! Glad you’re enjoying the show! Revenge of Shinobi was a strong contender for this episode, but Shinobi 3 won out in the end. I’m sure it’ll get its time in the sun on a future episode… it has some AMAZING tunes! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to contact us without using social media! -Ed