I've been playing this incredibly hard classic Ninja action game pretty regularly on my Wii for a couple months now, and in the last few days it has gotten pretty intense. Who would have expected in January that Ninja Gaiden from around 90 would be one of their most played games of 07, but that has been the case for me.
About a week ago, after playing it for a couple hours approximately every week since the early summer (and saving my instance derrr) I finally got to the boss at the end of 6-4 (which I'm pretty sure is the last one.) Of course, I lost, and had to go to the start of "Act 6" which breaks my heart. Well, the other day I got a phone call while I was playing and in the run of it mistakenly reset the game. So it was back to the start. Today, filled with determination, I managed to play all the way through to the final level in a good three or four hour stretch, but was beaten by the final boss repeatedly.
Now I'm asking for someone who has beaten it to tell me the story, and perhaps give me some tips on this near-impossible game. It appears to me now that certain powerups let you hit the orb that is controlling your dad really quickly at the start before those little dots that attack you get too numerous. I'm about to go get a notebook and memorize what items hold the ammo so I know which ones to go out of my way to get on my next run through world six...
If I can't beat this game soon, it's going to consume my life.
Follow-up question: have you ever played a game harder than Ninja Gaiden?