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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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
Surf Ninjas1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOSCapstone Software2.26
Super Ninja-kun1994SNESJaleco Ltd.3.00
Kaze Kiri1994TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Ninja Baseball Bat Man1993ArcadeIrem America Corp.4.33
Zen: Intergalactic Ninja1993NESKonami (America), Inc.4.08
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue1993Game BoyKonami (America), Inc.3.58
Iga Ninden: Gaō1993TurboGrafx CDNihon Bussan Co., Ltd....
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.44
Surf Ninjas1993Game GearSEGA of America, Inc.2.42
Zen: Intergalactic Ninja 1993Game BoyKonami (America), Inc.3.70
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993GenesisKonami (America), Inc.3.58
Zool 21993Amiga, Amiga CD32, BlackBerry, DOS, JaguarAtari Corporation3.76
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master1993Genesis, iPhone, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.4.10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters1993NESKonami, Inc.3.29
Zool1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESGameTek, Inc.2.81
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
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions1991DOSKonami, Inc.2.83
Shinobi1991Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Last Ninja 31991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WiiCommodore Gaming3.71
Ninja Gaiden Shadow1991Game BoyTecmo, Inc.3.77
Ninja Gaiden1991Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.79
Inindo: Way of the Ninja1991DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Co., Ltd.3.68
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Selected Covers

Ninja Commando Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Commando
Surf Ninjas Amiga CD32 Front Cover
Front cover for Surf Ninjas
Zool DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Zool
Inindo: Way of the Ninja SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Inindo: Way of the Ninja

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Ninja Commando
Title screen
Screenshot from Surf Ninjas
Intro sequence
Screenshot from Zool
Title screen
Screenshot from Inindo: Way of the Ninja