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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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
Shien's Revenge1994SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.00
Surf Ninjas1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOSCapstone Software2.26
Kasumi Ninja1994JaguarAtari Corporation2.35
The Ninja Warriors1994SNESTaito Corporation3.92
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Genesis, SNESSony Imagesoft2.45
Kaze Kiri1994TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Live a Live1994SNESSquare Co., Ltd.3.66
Super Ninja-kun1994SNESJaleco Ltd.3.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993GenesisKonami (America), Inc.3.58
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993NESKonami, Inc.3.29
Surf Ninjas1993Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.2.42
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue1993Game BoyKonami (America), Inc.3.58
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.44
Zool 21993Amiga, Amiga CD32, BlackBerry, DOS, JaguarAtari Corporation3.76
Zen: Intergalactic Ninja1993NESKonami (America), Inc.4.08
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master1993Genesis, iPhone, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.4.10
Zen: Intergalactic Ninja 1993Game BoyKonami (America), Inc.3.70
Ninja Baseball Bat Man1993ArcadeIrem America Corp.4.33
Iga Ninden: Gaō1993TurboGrafx CDNihon Bussan Co., Ltd....
Ninja Commando1992Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.33
Shinobi II: The Silent Fury1992Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.3.69
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist1992GenesisKonami, Inc.3.81
Sword of Honour1992Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSMegatronix2.67
Zool1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESGameTek, Inc.2.81
Last Ninja 31991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WiiCommodore Gaming3.71
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Selected Covers

Zool DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Zool
Surf Ninjas Amiga CD32 Front Cover
Front cover for Surf Ninjas
Kasumi Ninja Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Kasumi Ninja

Selected Screenshots

Publisher/Developer
Screenshot from Zool
Loading screen
Screenshot from Super Ninja-kun
Title screen
Screenshot from Surf Ninjas
Title screen A
Screenshot from Iga Ninden: Gaō
Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Baseball Bat Man