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Theme: Ninjas

Group Description

Games involving ninjas in a major role or with plots involving ninjas.

A ninja (忍者, literally "one who bears") is a general term for an agent, used by feudal warlords during the Japanese Sengoku period, who practices in unorthodox covert activities (assassination, espionage, sabotage, etc.) considered to be dishonorable to the ruling samurai class, or a person who practices the art of ninjutsu (忍術), which includes disciplines such as weapon mastery, evasion, disguise, etc. In Japan, the term shinobi, written with the same Chinese characters and having the same meaning, is more commonly used (sometimes also used to refer to a male ninja). A kunoichi is identified to be a female ninja, often using techniques of a geisha.

Though historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its historical accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their homeland for being persecuted for their philosophical beliefs. These warriors settled in Japan, specifically the mountains of Iga and taught their combat skills to the locals.

In popular culture, as well as its adaption in most video games, the public awareness of the ninja were greatly influenced by the 1980-90s Hollywood movie industry.

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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Genesis, SNESSony Imagesoft2.45
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World1990SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.59
Avatar Ninja2010Xbox 360Milkstone Studios S.L.4.25
Bad Dudes1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Zeebo, ZX SpectrumData East USA, Inc.3.58
BMX Ninja1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.0.20
Bowja the Ninja 2: In Bigman's Compound2008Browser3.25
Choice of the Ninja2013Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, MacintoshChoice of Games LLC...
Chop Chop Runner2010Android, iPhoneGamerizon Studio Inc.4.00
Clouds Kingdom 32005WindowsCrobasoft Interactive2.00
Cubic Ninja2011Nintendo 3DSUbisoft, Inc....
Cutout Heroes: Making of a Ninja2009iPhone...
The Cyber Shinobi1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.2.04
Cy Girls2004PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.64
Dark Seal1990Arcade, ZeeboData East Corporation3.20
Dragon Ninja Saga2001WindowsPlanet Zio Entertainment3.50
Electric Crayon Deluxe: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: World Tour1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSMerit Software...
Enter the Ninja1987Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Final Ninja2008BrowserMiniclip Limited2.00
Fruit Ninja2010Android, bada, iPad, iPhone, PS Vita, Symbian, Windows PhoneHalfbrick Studios Pty Ltd3.30
Fruit Ninja Kinect2011Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.00
Ganryu1999ArcadeSNK of America3.30
Ganso Jajamaru-kun1999WonderSwanJaleco Ltd.3.00
Hide and Seek2009BrowserSquare Enix, Inc.3.00
Iga Ninden: Gaō1993TurboGrafx CDNihon Bussan Co., Ltd....
Ikki1985Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiSun Electronics Corp.2.87
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Selected Covers

The Cyber Shinobi SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for The Cyber Shinobi
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Bad Dudes
Cy Girls PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Cy Girls
Ikki Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Ikki
Fruit Ninja iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Fruit Ninja

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from The Cyber Shinobi
In action
Screenshot from Bad Dudes
Main title
Screenshot from Cy Girls
Title screen
Screenshot from Ikki
Slice the fruit to pick a choice
Screenshot from Fruit Ninja