Oh great, a boss rush. How can Itagaki criticize his competition when he's guilty of making some of the same questionable design choices? I'll admit the context of the rematches (as described by a Master Ninja--thanks) sounds interesting, and since level select is apparently in I suppose they will be a convenient way to practice boss battles without having to play through an entire stage every time, but these are the nicest things I can force myself to say about this. I really, really hoped NG2's length wouldn't be artificially increased in such a stale manner. Bugger.