Gaming Fact of the Day

Highest Score on Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Norwegian Kristian Emanuelsen is Twin Galaxies’ undisputed champion on the NES-era Ninja Gaiden (Tecmo, 1988), which is regarded as one of the toughest games of its time. Emanuelsen holds the records for highest score (1,226,800) and fastest completion (12 min 23 sec) of the US version of the game, as well as the fastest completion (13 min 26 sec) of the European version, known as Shadow Warriors.

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