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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Though historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its historical accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled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
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 22003GameCubeTomy3.40
The Revenge of Shinobi2002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA Corporation2.20
Yuki's Vacation2002WindowsTotally Screwed Software2.70
Shinobi2002PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.82
LightWeight Ninja2001WindowsBlack Tooth Inc.3.50
Dragon Ninja Saga2001WindowsPlanet Zio Entertainment3.50
Return of The Ninja2001Game Boy ColorNatsume, Inc.3.50
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins2000PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.75
Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen1999PlayStationSony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.3.67
Ganryu1999ArcadeSNK of America3.30
Ganso Jajamaru-kun1999WonderSwanJaleco Ltd.3.00
Twin Dragon1998DOSLevel Infinity3.27
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness1998PlayStationEidos, Inc.2.92
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru1997SEGA SaturnTime Warner Interactive Ltd....
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Ninja Master's1996Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.53
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy1995SNESTecmo, Inc.4.14
Shinobi Legions1995SEGA SaturnVic Tokai, Inc.3.71
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.3.69
The Ninja Warriors1994SNESTaito Corporation3.92
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Selected Covers

3 Ninjas Kick Back Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for 3 Ninjas Kick Back
The Revenge of Shinobi Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for The Revenge of Shinobi
Kasumi Ninja Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Kasumi Ninja
Live a Live SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Live a Live
LightWeight Ninja Windows Front Cover
Front cover for LightWeight Ninja

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from 3 Ninjas Kick Back
Title screen
Screenshot from The Revenge of Shinobi
Title screen / Main menu.
Screenshot from The Ninja Warriors
Title screen
Screenshot from Kasumi Ninja
Screenshot from Live a Live