Discovered this game long after the NES (and even SNES) were first deemed obsolete. Definitely has the traditional Konami style. I like the fact that you can blow apart walls and buildings with your grenades, and rescue friendly POWs. Never can really make it past level 3 though, which is the cast for most of the games i’ve played.
2. Ninja Gaiden II
Not really too much different than NG1, except for the new secondary weapons and different looking bosses. In fact, I’m pretty sure you can defeat both first level bosses in NG1 and NG2 the SAME way by climbing up the wall until they are touching your wall, and then jump behind them and start slashing away.