User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Sasuke Vs Commander1980Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSPSNK Playmore USA Corp.1.83
Ninja Warrior1983Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCoProgrammer's Guild Inc.3.75
Ninja-kun1983MSXMicro Cabin Corp....
Ninja1984MSXKuma Computers Ltd.4.00
Revenge of the Ninja1984Arcade, SEGA CDRenovation Products, Inc.2.21
Ninja-Kun: Majō no Bōken1984Arcade, FM-7, MSX, NES, PC-88, WiiJaleco Ltd.3.52
The Legend of Kage1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Sharp X1, Wii, Wii U, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.98
Ninja Princess1985Arcade, MSX, SG-1000Ponyca3.82
Ikki1985Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UD4 Enterprise, Inc.2.87
Ninja Jajamaru-kun1985Arcade, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, WindowsJaleco Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Ninja Hattori-kun1986NESHudson Soft Company, Ltd.1.50
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja1986Apple II, Arcade, Commodore 64, NESData East Corporation2.95
Ninja Master1986Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.25
Kai Temple1986ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.10
Saboteur1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.82
Ninja Kid1986NESBandai America, Inc.1.84
The Ninja1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.00
Master Ninja: Shadow Warrior of Death1986Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSMicrosphere Corporation3.94
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.52
Jajamaru no Daibōken1986NESJaleco Ltd.2.60
Enter the Ninja1987Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
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
Saboteur II1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumKeypunch Software, Inc.3.40
Oriental Hero1987ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.0.83
Rad Action1987Arcade, MSX, NES, WiiHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.90
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Selected Covers

Shinobi SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Shinobi
Kai Temple ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Kai Temple
Ninja MSX Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja
Saboteur Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Saboteur
Ninja Jajamaru-kun Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Jajamaru-kun

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Jajamaru no Daibōken
Title screen
Screenshot from Shinobi
Title
Screenshot from Enter the Ninja
Title screen
Screenshot from Kai Temple
Title screen
Screenshot from Saboteur