A game from my (very early) childhood, we used to play it at a friend's house, I think we've managed to go up to 5th screen or so. All of us younger than 10, screen resolution/colors weren't helping, plus we had no idea of what a manual was.
I'm 100% sure it's one of the Last Ninja games, unfortunately I never got very far in any of them.
Perhaps Last Ninja 2?
Pretty sure it's not 1 and 3 probably looked a bit better.