Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
" The Ninja Gaiden series is one that many gamers are familiar with and while Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have had a few bumps in the road with the series in recent years, it is one highly regarded by fans. However what if the focus was taken off of Hayabusa and instead placed on a different type of ninja altogether. Well you would have a game called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Coming from the minds of three different developers, is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z worth picking up?"