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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions1991DOSKonami, Inc.2.83
Shinobi1991Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time1991Arcade, SNESKonami, Inc.3.93
Last Ninja 31991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WiiCommodore Gaming3.71
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom1991Arcade, Lynx, NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiAtari Corporation3.66
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
Ninja Burai Densetsu1991GenesisSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Super Ninja Boy1991SNESCulture Brain USA, Inc.3.97
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project1991NESKonami of America, Inc.3.97
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World1990SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.59
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos1990Amiga, Arcade, DOS, NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiGameTek, Inc.3.68
Dark Seal1990Arcade, ZeeboData East Corporation3.20
Shadow of the Ninja1990NES, WiiNatsume, Inc.4.18
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan1990Game BoyUltra Software Corporation3.33
Ninja Combat1990Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.2.50
Ninja Golf1990Atari 7800Atari Corporation3.58
Shadow Knights1990DOSFroggman3.65
Ninja Crusaders1990NESAmerican Sammy Corporation3.19
Ninja Gaiden1992SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.63
Ninja Remix1990Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSystem 3 Software Ltd.2.81
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi1990Genesis, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
The Cyber Shinobi1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.2.04
Wrath of the Black Manta1990NESTaito Corporation3.09
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Selected Covers

Shinobi Game Gear Front Cover
Front cover for Shinobi
Ninja Golf Atari 7800 Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Golf
Ninja Gaiden SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden

Selected Screenshots

The level selection screen
Screenshot from Shinobi
Atari logo
Screenshot from Ninja Golf
Intro, part 1
Screenshot from Ninja Gaiden