Released: Mar 13, 1989
This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Ninja Gaiden. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.
To access the sound test, when TECMO PRESENTS 1989 appears, hold A, B, Left, Down, Select, then press Start. If you did it correctly, a menu for the sound test will pop up.
In level 5-3 there is a 1-up on the 3rd floor of the tower. If you grab the extra life and jump down to the ladder on the right, you can go back down to floor 2 and come back up to reset the extra life. This can be done over and over again, the time will eventually run out and you will die but you respawn at the same ladder that brings you from floor 2 to floor 3. With each life you sacrifice (if you do it till time runs out), you should be able to get 3-4 extra lives in its place.
The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.
|Cheat Effect||Cheat Code|
|Start with 6 lives||IAUVLIZA|
|Start with 9 lives||AAUVLIZE|
|Gain maximum strength from restorer||APEIKGTA|
|Fire-Wheel doesn't use strength||AAETUYIA|
|Shuriken doesn't use strength||AAVTNYLA|
|Windmill Throwin Star doesn't use strength||AEXVVYIA|