Wow. Tastes really do change over the years. Back when Ninja Gaiden III was released, it seemed like a big deal. I would have been ten years old at the time. And NOTHING was cooler than ninjas. I remember getting this one for Christmas and being so psyched. Back then, I guess I had more patience. I definitely had more time. And less responsibilities. And stress.
I'm 39 now. And Ninja Gaiden III... I don't have the patience for. Even playing on Wii U with save states. Yeah. I can't be bothered to trial and error my way through this one.
Wait. I should at least point out the good. This game looks excellent. This was a late era SNES game, arriving on North American shores at the same time as the SNES itself. So developers definitely had time to know what they were doing with NES games by this point. And it shows.
The graphics are far more polished than on say the first Ninja Gaiden. And Tecmo was smart enough by this point to steal the whole hanging from pipes thing that Shadow Of The Ninja had done when they ripped of Ninja Gaiden. So it's come full circle. (Actually, in a funny turn of events a planned Shadow Of The Ninja port eventually turned into a full on new Ninja Gaiden game on Game Boy called - wait for it - Ninja Gaiden Shadow. The 90's were truly the wild west of video games).
But I digress. These ramblings here fully display that at this point I'd have more fun TALKING about old Ninja Gaiden games than actually playing them. So be it.