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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
I-Ninja2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.3.28
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.76
Yuki's Vacation2002WindowsTotally Screwed Software2.70
Shinobi2002PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.82
The Revenge of Shinobi2002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA Corporation2.20
Dragon Ninja Saga2001WindowsPlanet Zio Entertainment3.50
Return of The Ninja2001Game Boy ColorNatsume, Inc.3.50
LightWeight Ninja2001WindowsBlack Tooth Inc.3.50
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins2000PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.75
Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen1999PlayStationSony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.3.67
Ganso Jajamaru-kun1999WonderSwanJaleco Ltd.3.00
Ganryu1999ArcadeSNK of America3.30
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness1998PlayStationEidos, Inc.2.92
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Twin Dragon1998DOSLevel Infinity3.27
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru1997SEGA SaturnTime Warner Interactive Ltd....
Ninja Master's1996Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.53
Shinobi Legions1995SEGA SaturnVic Tokai, Inc.3.71
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy1995SNESTecmo, Inc.4.14
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow1995Game Boy, Genesis, SNES, Windows, Windows 3.xDisney Interactive, Inc.3.44
Shien's Revenge1994SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.00
Kasumi Ninja1994JaguarAtari Corporation2.35
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Genesis, SNESSony Imagesoft2.45
Live a Live1994SNESSquare Co., Ltd.3.66
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Selected Covers

Live a Live SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Live a Live
I-Ninja PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for I-Ninja
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Shinobi

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Live a Live
Title screen
Screenshot from I-Ninja
Title screen. Jajamaru-kun astride his trusty frog.
Screenshot from Ganso Jajamaru-kun
Title screen with main menu.
Screenshot from Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
Title Screen
Screenshot from Shinobi