Ryu Hayabusa is the protagonist of the Ninja Gaiden series. In the series, he is part of a clan named the Hayabusa Clan, in which the clan members have spiritual, physical and magical ties to ancient dragons. Ryu has also appeared in other games, such as the Dead or Alive series and in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, where he only appears as a cameo. He is considered one of the most well-known ninja characters in video games.
In M.U.G.E.N, there are multiple versions of Ryu made by Chuchoryu and one version of him made by DRACUL, which has been updated by Bane84. Chuchoryu has made versions of Ryu based on both his NES appearance and his modern appearance, and DRACUL made his version of Ryu based on his NES appearance, like Chuchoryu.
This version of Ryu is a 6-button character with a fairly challenging AI. Ryu can be classified as a Chibi character, which is a character that is not of normal size. Most normal-sized characters cannot use almost all of their basic attacks on Ryu, unless they crouch. This version of Ryu also can summon clones of himself and can extend his sword, for the entire duration of the match.
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Icons encased in square brackets [ ] require the respective button(s) to be held down. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon displays the hold duration if applicable.