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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Ninja Gaiden 32012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Tecmo Koei America Corp.0.00
BMX Ninja1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.0.20
Oriental Hero1987ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.0.83
Ninja Scooter Simulator1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPrism Leisure Corporation Plc1.05
International Ninja Rabbits1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMicrovalue1.12
Ninja Hattori-kun1986NESHudson Soft Company, Ltd.1.50
Saru Ga Daisuki2006WindowsCactus Games1.75
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack2009Nintendo DSUbisoft Entertainment SA1.83
Ninja Hamster1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC1.83
Fruit Ninja Kinect2011Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.00
Shien's Revenge1994SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.00
Ninja UP!2014Android, iPad, iPhoneGameloft S.A.2.00
Clouds Kingdom 32005WindowsCrobasoft Interactive2.00
Ninjabread Man2005PlayStation 2, Wii, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp.2.00
Ninja Chicken2012AndroidMoMinis2.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA2.10
Kai Temple1986ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.10
The Revenge of Shinobi2002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA Corporation2.20
Bionic Ninja1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited2.20
Revenge of the Ninja1984Arcade, SEGA CDRenovation Products, Inc.2.21
Akane the Kunoichi2011iPad, iPhone, Windows, Xbox 360Haruneko Entertainment2.25
Ninja Master1986Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.25
Ninja Flu2006WindowsCactus Games2.33
Ninja Kid1986NESBandai America, Inc.2.39
The Cyber Shinobi1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.2.43
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Selected Covers

Oriental Hero ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Oriental Hero
Revenge of the Ninja SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Revenge of the Ninja
Ninja Master ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Master
Ninja Kid NES Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Kid
Akane the Kunoichi Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Akane the Kunoichi

Selected Screenshots

Options screen
Screenshot from Oriental Hero
From the intro: Undead samurais
Screenshot from Revenge of the Ninja
Splash screen; displayed very briefly when game starts to load
Screenshot from Ninja Master
Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Kid
Terrifying! Please elaborate on this, game!
Screenshot from Ninja Flu