Loot Ninja writes: "Let me start by saying that I had my doubts about this game coming to a handheld due to the complexity and great gameplay of the console versions, but I was pleasantly surprised by Ninja Gaiden on the Nintendo DS. It is innovative in many ways, the style in which the DS is held (sideways) and the character are controlled (100% stylus control) are unique and add to the gaming experience. Ryu Hyabusa never looked better on the go.
Mini Ryu Hyabusa looks great on the Nintendo DS. Cut scenes are done in very appealing anime style clips, much like reading a comic book. The hack and slash is done very well on the touch screen and the other screen serves as a map to guide you along your travels."