Ninja Gaiden is a platforming video game that was developed and published by Tecmo. The video game was released on December 9, 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES/Famicom). Due to Nintendo's policies at the time, the port of the game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) had to be censored for the North American release.


North American censorship[]


  • Hexagrams were removed.
  • Red depictions of blood was modified in the scene that shows the Hayabusa family after they got shot.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The NES and PC versions are uncensored, and every other region has the SNES/Super Famicom release uncensored.


  • Ninja Gaiden by Angertainment, Movie-Censorship.com. 2014-07-23.