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Legend Of Kage, The Legend Of Kage, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Legend Of Kage, The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


An heroic ninja attempts to rescue a princess while fighting a variety of enemies including samurais and ninjas.

Legend Of Kage, The was produced by Taito in 1985.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Legend Of Kage, The was produced include: Starforce, Field Day, Cosmopolis, Zeke's Peak, Victorious Nine, Fairyland Story, Go Go Mr. Yamaguchi, Gyrodine, Mat Mania, and N.Y. Captor


Name Legend Of Kage, The
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8406
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Taito Classic
Game Specific Legend Of Kage, The Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Legend Of Kage, The Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Legend Of Kage, The Bezel Image
PCB Legend Of Kage, The PCB Image

Game Play

Kage, the heroic ninja, can do it all...climb trees, leap, sword-fighting, hurl shuriken, and even gain limited magical powers by obtaining randomly-appearing crystal balls. Follow him through forests, up fortress walls, and over farmed fields while he slashes his way through common ninja, samurai, foot soldiers, and yes...even wolves. Finally, he encounters the stage bosses from Asian mythology (and martial arts films) with characters ranging from extremely skilled master ninja to the fire-breathing "Twin White Monks", as well as other magical opponents.

Legend Of Kage, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.95 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.10

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 2.79

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.50
Originality 2.50
Sound/Music 0.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The word Kage is pronounced "kaa-gay" and it means "shadow" in Japanese.


COPY OF: Kage No Densetsu

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Legend Of Kage, The Census

There are 14,915 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,533 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,211 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Legend Of Kage, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Legend Of Kage, The circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Legend Of Kage, The.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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