A reader named Tim sent in a video of YouTube user Squidlocks playing through the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES, a game that kicked the ass of a much younger me many, many times. And here she is, playing through the first three levels without getting hit once. Not even the damn birds can touch her.

I beat Ninja Gaiden for the NES eventually. I might have beat it before Squidlocks here was even born. But my victories always came at a price, and that price was little health rectangles dropping like low-flying falcons at a ninja's face.

I'm sure this has been done before, and I'm certain it will be done again. I just wanted to share. Nicely done, Squidlocks. If I had hair I might shave half of it in your honor.

002 Ninja Gaiden (NES) Playthrough Areas 1-3 No Damage !! ~ [YouTube]