Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
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Developer(s) Tecmo
Publisher(s) Tecmo
Series Ninja Gaiden
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) NES
JP April 6, 1990
NA May, 1990
EU October 27, 1994
Virtual Console
NA October 15, 2007
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos is a platform game developed and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo Entertainment System and later released for the Wii's Virtual Console. The events in Ninja Gaiden II take place one year after the events in the first Ninja Gaiden game. It is about an evil emperor named Ashtar who, after hearing of Jaquio's defeat, devises a plan to take over the world and engulf it in darkness through an evil sword called the Dark Sword of Chaos.

NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive/Synchronous (Ubershaders). It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders/Synchronous (Ubershaders) to work properly.

This seems to have been rectified at some point, though it's unclear what resolved it.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21152 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-8445 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Works OK. Requires EFB2RAM. JMC47

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