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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 III: The Manhattan Project1991NESKonami of America, Inc.3.97
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom1991Arcade, Lynx, NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiAtari Corporation3.66
Shinobi1991Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Ninja Burai Densetsu1991GenesisSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Ninja Rabbits1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSMicrovalue2.67
Ninja Gaiden Shadow1991Game BoyTecmo, Inc.3.77
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions1991DOSKonami, Inc.2.83
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time1991Arcade, SNESKonami, Inc.3.92
Inindo: Way of the Ninja1991DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Co., Ltd.3.68
Ninja Gaiden1991Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.79
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers1991Game BoyKonami, Inc.3.72
Super Ninja Boy1991SNES, Wii UCulture Brain USA, Inc.3.97
International Ninja Rabbits1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumMicrovalue1.12
Shadow of the Ninja1990NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNatsume, Inc.4.18
Ninja Crusaders1990NESAmerican Sammy Corporation3.19
Electric Crayon Deluxe: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: World Tour1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSMerit Software...
The Cyber Shinobi1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.2.00
Ninja Remix1990Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSystem 3 Software Ltd.2.81
Ninja Combat1990Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.2.50
Dark Seal1990Arcade, ZeeboData East Corporation3.20
Ninja Golf1990Atari 7800Atari Corporation3.58
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi1990Genesis, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Ninja Gaiden1992SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.45
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World1990SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.50
Wrath of the Black Manta1990NESTaito Corporation3.09
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Selected Covers

The Cyber Shinobi SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for The Cyber Shinobi
Super Ninja Boy SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Super Ninja Boy
Ninja Gaiden SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from The Cyber Shinobi
Title Screen
Screenshot from Super Ninja Boy
Intro, part 1
Screenshot from Ninja Gaiden