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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Though historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its historical accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness1998PlayStationEidos, Inc.2.92
Twin Dragon1998DOSLevel Infinity3.27
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru1997SEGA SaturnTime Warner Interactive Ltd....
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.94
Ninja Master's1996Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.53
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow1995Game Boy, Genesis, SNES, Windows, Windows 3.xDisney Interactive, Inc.3.44
Shinobi Legions1995SEGA SaturnVic Tokai, Inc.3.71
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy1995SNESTecmo, Inc.4.14
Live a Live1994SNESSquare Co., Ltd.3.69
Surf Ninjas1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOSCapstone Software1.85
Shien's Revenge1994SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.00
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Genesis, SNESSony Imagesoft2.45
Kasumi Ninja1994JaguarAtari Corporation2.35
Kaze Kiri1994TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
The Ninja Warriors1994SNESTaito Corporation3.92
Super Ninja-kun1994SNESJaleco Ltd.3.00
Surf Ninjas1993Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.2.42
Zen: Intergalactic Ninja 1993Game BoyKonami (America), Inc.3.70
Iga Ninden: Gaō1993TurboGrafx CDNihon Bussan Co., Ltd....
Budō: The Art of Ninja Combat!1993DOSFroggman3.88
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993NESKonami, Inc.3.32
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master1993Genesis, iPhone, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.4.10
Zool 21993Amiga, Amiga CD32, BlackBerry, DOS, JaguarAtari Corporation3.76
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.42
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Selected Covers

Kasumi Ninja Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Kasumi Ninja
Shadow Warrior DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Shadow Warrior

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Super Ninja-kun
Title screen
Screenshot from Kasumi Ninja
Taste my twin Uzis!
Screenshot from Shadow Warrior