In Ninja Gaiden II - The Dark Sword of Chaos, a new villain, Ashtar, is revealed! Take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa and rescue Irene Lew, a former CIA agent, from Ashtar. Destroy the Sword of Chaos, a weapon of great power forged from the bone of a demon. Use techniques such as the Fire Wheel or the Windmill Throwing Star and attack while holding on to walls and ladders.
Use the most innovative technique of all - the ability to create Shadow Clones, orange shadow versions of Ryu that will constantly follow him, repeating previous actions (moving or attacking) in a delayed cycle.
Once again defeat henchmen, creatures and bosses with new fighting techniques and even more weapons as you progress through multiple stage …
…s on your way to destroying Ashtar, Jaquio and the Realm of Chaos.
Ryu Hayabusa returns in a Ninja Gaiden sequel thats every bit as good as the first. Your girlfriend Irene has been kidnapped, so this time its personal. Oh wait, it was personal in the first game too. Nevermind.
Tecmo had a good thing going with the original Ninja Gaiden, so when they decided to make a sequel, they didnt screw themselves over by completely revamping the game. As far as play control goes, it is still very smooth like the original. They added two very good features, namely the ability to climb on any wall, and the ability to use your secondary weapon while climbing. There is also an item that creates a shadow of Ryu that follows you and attacks as well.
The story picks up a year after the end of the first game, with the new villain talking about Jaquios loss to Ryu. As an homage to the first game, when you defeat the first boss, a stranger appears and pulls a gun. This time however, its a guy, and he doesnt shoot Ryu, but rather the monster he just defeated.
Why is this game awesome? Three words: Orange. Ninja. Clones.