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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.

Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Sasuke Vs Commander1980Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSPSNK Playmore USA Corp.3.02
Ninja Warrior1983Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCoProgrammer's Guild Inc.3.75
Ninja-kun1983MSX, PC-88Micro Cabin Corp....
Revenge of the Ninja1984Arcade, SEGA CDRenovation Products, Inc.2.21
Ninja1984MSXKuma Computers Ltd.4.00
Ninja-Kun: Majō no Bōken1984Arcade, FM-7, MSX, NES, PC-88, PlayStation 4, WiiHAMSTER Corporation3.70
Ikki1985Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UD4 Enterprise, Inc.2.87
Ninja Princess1985Arcade, MSX, SG-1000Ponyca3.82
The Legend of Kage1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Sharp X1, Wii, Wii U, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.99
Ninja Jajamaru-kun1985Arcade, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, WindowsJaleco Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Kai Temple1986ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.10
Jajamaru no Daibōken1986NESJaleco Ltd.2.60
Saboteur1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.87
The Ninja1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.00
Ninja Master1986Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.25
Master Ninja: Shadow Warrior of Death1986Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSMicrosphere Corporation3.59
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja1986Apple II, Arcade, Commodore 64, NESData East USA, Inc.3.29
Ninja Hattori-kun1986NESHudson Soft Company, Ltd.1.50
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.54
Ninja Kid1986NESBandai America, Inc.2.39
Rad Action1987Arcade, MSX, NES, WiiHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.90
The Last Ninja1987Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, WiiActivision Publishing, Inc.4.15
Oriental Hero1987ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.0.83
Saboteur II1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumKeypunch Software, Inc.3.40
Shinobi1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.61
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Selected Covers

Ninja Hattori-kun NES Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Hattori-kun
Ninja Kid NES Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Kid
Saboteur Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Saboteur
Ninja Jajamaru-kun Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Jajamaru-kun
Ninja Master ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Master

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Hattori-kun
Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Kid
Title screen
Screenshot from Saboteur
Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Jajamaru-kun
Splash screen; displayed very briefly when game starts to load
Screenshot from Ninja Master