Legend of Kage 2 lets players choose between the titular Kage, a ninja armed with a katana and shuriken, or female ninja Chihiro, who fights with a kusarigama (a big chain with a blade on one end). In either case, your character is called upon to escort a princess back to your ninja enclave, but wouldn't you know it, she's captured by rival ninjas. Obviously, there's only one solution to this situation - you've got to slice and ninja-star your way through hundreds, nay, thousands, of enemy ninjas (and demons, and evil wildlife) until you get her back. The story sequences are your first indication that this game is straight out of the 16-bit era: cut scenes are quick and totally unnecessary. Instead, the game's focus is where it counts - on slick 2D action gameplay.