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The Legend of Kage 2 [European] (DS)

The Legend of Kage 2 [European] (DS)
alaScore 84

14 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of The Legend of Kage 2 [European] (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The graphics is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the gameplay.

action, graphics, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the The Legend of Kage 2 [European] (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cyril Lachel (

The Legend of Kage 2


If you asked me what 8-bit action game I wanted a sequel to, I would have probably mentioned Kid Icarus, Gun.Smoke or Rolling Thunder. Never in my wildest dreams would I have considered asking for a sequel to The Legend of Kage. It's not that Taito's...

It's the sequel you never knew you wanted; it's The Legend of Kage 2! While it's not especially deep and you can beat it in three short hours, there's no denying that this Taito sequel scratches that nostalgia itch you have. Better still, it retails...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Danielle Riendeau (

The Legend of Kage 2 Review


The Legend of Kage 2 Slices and Dices Like It's 1989.

Super satisfying old-school gameplay, low price point

All the frustrations that come along with satisfying old-school gameplay

It's just enormously cool that this title exists, despite the fact that the only other title in the series is a 22-year old NES game. It's stylish, fun, and offers a very solid retro experience. If you're looking for an old-school action game that...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Metts (

The Legend of Kage 2


Taito has created a brand new Super NES action game for the Nintendo DS. Yes, that's a good thing.

Simple, fun ninja action ; Challenging bosses ; Clever magic system ; Great music

Crazy jumping is hard to control ; Clichéd story is same for both characters

Despite a couple of unusual tweaks, Legend of Kage 2 is an unabashedly conventional action game, the kind that we don't often see anymore. Fans of the original Ninja Gaiden titles will adore this less difficult throwback. It's not incredibly long,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Buffa (

The Legend of Kage 2 Nintendo DS Review


That's because there's nothing unique about it. Taito, instead of tapping into the DS' power, designed a very basic looking side scrolling adventure that's all about slicing your way through ninjas in multicolored outfits. It's a fun time, especially...

Well-drawn 2-D cut scenes, old school graphics, lots of button mashing, cool ninjutsu system

Yawn-inducing stories, lame bosses, watching the same attacks gets old

The Legend of Kage 2, published by Taito, is the sequel to a 1984 arcade game that up until recently (thanks to a release on Wii's Virtual Console) time forgot. It's your stereotypical 2-D hack-and-slash affair that sends you on a mission to save a...

Oct, 2008

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The Legend of Kage 2


We don't see many side-scrolling action games nowadays. There was a time when they were hugely popular, particularly in the arcades in the 1980s. The Legend of Kage 2 is actually a sequel to a very popular arcade game from 1985 (called Kage no Densetsu...

If side-scrolling action games are your thing then The Legend of Kage 2 is well worth a look. The length of the game is a little disappointing and some of the earlier levels are a little too easy but the quality of the boss fights and the difficulty of...

Expert review by : Christopher Brown (

The Legend of Kage 2


A sequel 21 years in the making, The Legend of Kage 2 comes to DS gamers with 12 levels of side-scrolling action for Kage, and a dozen more levels for his female counterpart Chihiro. Every level is filled with elemental spheres that players can pick up an

Expert review by : dapsycho (

The Legend of Kage 2


We get ready to hone our Ninjutsu skills in this sequel to Taito's 1985 Arcade game The Legend of Kage.

A rather challenging remake of an old arcade game. It keeps its old school gameplay fresh with the addition of RPG elements and very solid controls. No voice acting and forgettable music are the only downsides.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : D+PAD Staff (

The Legend of Kage 2


The Legend of Kage 2 pays homage to its 22 year old father extremely well, with a traditional feel that should really excite fans of the side-scrolling genre.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Austin Shau, GameSpot (

The Legend of Kage 2


The Legend of Kage 2 is a good sequel with great boss battles and plenty of action.

Challenging, rewarding boss battles ; Simple but brisk action bolstered by tight play mechanics ; Achievements that unlock bonus art are a nice touch

A few stretches of filler bog down some levels ; Kage and Chihiro don't play significantly differently from each other ; Can be beaten in around four hours

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

The Legend of Kage 2's nerve shredding brand of Ninja action is set to take over both screens of the Nintendo DS, engulfing players in a whirlwind of flashing katana, screaming shuriken and breathtaking mid-air combat. Climb vertical cliffs, block enemy projectiles with your sword and hang from ceilings as only a true Ninja can. Master new Ninjutsu skills such as Bunshin no Jutsu to gain an advantage. This Shadow Replication Technique creates deadly duplicates of yourself, true mastery of Ninjutsu enables you to launch powerful flame attacks and even summon monsters. With elaborate stages and two unforgettable heroes The Legend Of Kage 2 breathes new life into the classic arcade action game from TAITO. With the start of the shogun clan Tokugawa's reign, the long years of bloodshed and strife have come to an end. People expected the peace to last forever. But old resentments from the past had yet to die... There are those who scheme to take advantage of the extraordinary powers possessed by Kirihime, the sole priestess. Holding a grudge towards Tokugawa, Yoshiro Yukikusa kidnaps Kirihime in order to combine his own demonic powers with the priestess's and overthrow the shogun's reign. Kage and Chihiro are ninjas of Iga, each on a mission to rescue the priestess. But their fates are yet unknown beyond the demons they must slay in their paths.


Elements:Action - platformer
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Max Number of Players:1
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Square Enix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:The Legend of Kage


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action