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Ninja Gaiden Episode II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (c) 1990 Nintendo of America.

One year after the ninja dragon known as Ryu Hayabusa defeated The Jaquio, a new enemy known as Ashtar seeks to conquer the world with an artefact known as the dark sword of Chaos. It's up to Ryu Hayabusa to put an end to Ashtar's plans.


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware

Game ID : NW

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Licensed from Tecmo.


* Infinite Health : At title screen, quickly press Up(x3), Down(x3), A, B, A, B, Select, Start. If not done quickly the code won't work. If you did it right, the game will begin a chime sound. Now, press Right, Left, Right, Left, B, A. A word will come up saying INVINCIBLE.

* Sound Test : When the title screen appears press and hold Up+Left+Select+A+B. Then tap the Start button.

* Musicruise Sound Test : Let the title screen fade to black and press Start, then do this a second time. Then press and hold Up+Left+Select+A+B. Then tap the start button.


1. Ninja Gaiden (1988)

2. Ninja Gaiden (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Ninja Gaiden Episode II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Ninja Gaiden Episode III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Ninja Gaiden (2004, Microsoft Xbox)

6. Ninja Gaiden Black (2005, Microsoft XBox)

7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007, Sony PlayStation 3)

8. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2007, Nintendo DS)

9. Ninja Gaiden II (2008, Microsoft Xbox 360)


Cinema Display Unit

Story By : Sarah H., S. Sakurazaki

Screenplay By : Runmal

Artwork : Runmal, Harumi Okada, Izumi Kataoka, Masami Takizawa

Program Work : Nosuke

Directed By : Runmal

Action Unit

BG Art Work : Yoshitaki Gotoh, D.H. Max, Harumi Okada

Enemy Design : Runmal, Yoshitaki Gotoh, Naga

Program Work : Madoka Southernami

Directed By : S. Sakurazaki

Sound Staff

Music Composed By : Ryuichi Nitta (S. Kajiya), Mayu

Sound Effects : Miya

Sound Director : Ryuichi Nitta (S. Kajiya)

Design Staff

Illustration By : Shinobu Iwabayashi

Ed. Designer : Takashi Saito

Special Thanks To : Akihiko, Faw, Keiji Yamagishi

English Translation By : Daniel Kahl

Executive Producer : Hideo Yoshizawa


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1995, "Ninja Gaiden Trilogy")

Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")

* Others :

Tiger Handheld LCD Game (1990?) : Talking Game.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b12 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Ninja Gaiden Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (PlayChoice-10)'.

- 0.83: Changed description to 'PlayChoice-10: Ninja Gaiden Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos'.

- 0.37b12: Ernesto Corvi added 'PlayChoice-10: Ninja Gaiden 2' (Tecmo (Nintendo of America license) 1990).


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Romset: 265 kb / 4 files / 163.3 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pc_ngai2" sourcefile="playch10.c" romof="playch10">
              <description>Ninja Gaiden Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (PlayChoice-10)</description>
              <manufacturer>Tecmo (Nintendo of America license)</manufacturer>
              <biosset name="dual" description="Dual Monitor Version" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="single" description="Single Monitor Version"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8t" merge="pch1-c.8t" bios="dual" size="16384" crc="d52fa07a" sha1="55cabf52ae10c050c2229081a80b9fe5454ab8c5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pck1-c.8t" merge="pck1-c.8t" bios="single" size="16384" crc="503ee8b1" sha1="3bd20bc71cac742d1b8c1430a6426d0a19db7ad0" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nw-u3" size="8192" crc="bc178cde" sha1="2613f501f92d358f0085aa7002c752cb9a8521ca" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8p" merge="pch1-c.8p" size="8192" crc="30c15e23" sha1="69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8m" merge="pch1-c.8m" size="8192" crc="c1232eee" sha1="beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8k" merge="pch1-c.8k" size="8192" crc="9acffb30" sha1="b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6f" merge="pch1-c.6f" size="256" crc="e5414ca3" sha1="d2878411cda84ffe0afb2e538a67457f51bebffb" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6e" merge="pch1-c.6e" size="256" crc="a2625c6e" sha1="a448b47c9289902e26a3d3c4c7d5a7968c385e81" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6d" merge="pch1-c.6d" size="256" crc="1213ebd4" sha1="0ad386fc3eab5e53c0288ad1de33639a9e461b7c" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="rp2c0x.pal" merge="rp2c0x.pal" size="192" crc="48de65dc" sha1="d10acafc8da9ff479c270ec01180cca61efe62f5" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nw-u5" size="131072" crc="c43da8e2" sha1="702a4cf2f57fff7183f2d3c18b8997a38cadc6cd" region="cart" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="nw-u1" size="131072" crc="8e0c8bb0" sha1="6afe24b8e57f5a2174000a706b66209d7e310ed6" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="security.prm" size="16" crc="682dffd1" sha1="87ea54b3d725a552b397ccb2af0ccf8bd6452a7c" region="rp5h01" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="cart" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="nes" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="top" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <display tag="bottom" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Units of time (coin A/coin B)" tag="SW1" mask="63">
                     <dipvalue name="300/0" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/100" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/200" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/300" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/400" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/500" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/600" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/700" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/800" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/900" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/0" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/200" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/400" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/500" value="15"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/600" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/800" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1100" value="17"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1200" value="18"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1300" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1400" value="20"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1500" value="21"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1600" value="22"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1700" value="23"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1800" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1900" value="25"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1000" value="26"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1200" value="27"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1400" value="28"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1500" value="31"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1600" value="29"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1800" value="30"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2000" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2100" value="33"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2200" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2300" value="35"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2400" value="36"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2500" value="37"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2600" value="38"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2700" value="39"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2800" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2900" value="41"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2000" value="42"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2200" value="43"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2400" value="44"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2500" value="47"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2600" value="45"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2800" value="46"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3000" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3100" value="49"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3200" value="50"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3300" value="51"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3400" value="52"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3500" value="53"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3600" value="54"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3700" value="55"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3800" value="56"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3900" value="57"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3000" value="58"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3200" value="59"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3400" value="60"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3500" value="63"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3600" value="61"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3800" value="62"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="SW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="SW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer speed" tag="SW2" mask="191">
                     <dipvalue name="60 units per second" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30 units per second" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20 units per second" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15 units per second" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10 units per second" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 units per second" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 units per second" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 units per second" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 units per second" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 units per second" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit per second" value="63" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit every 4 seconds" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="SW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="64"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="768"/>

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