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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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
Bionic Ninja1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited2.40
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
Kendo Warrior1989Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumByte Back2.80
The Revenge of Shinobi1989Arcade, Genesis, PlayStation 3, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.77
Ninja Massacre1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters2.80
Ninja Gaiden1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Lynx, Wii, ZX SpectrumAtari Corporation2.86
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
Ninja Commando1988Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited3.00
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.74
Ninja Gaiden1988Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.94
Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, NES, Wii, ZX SpectrumActivision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Bad Dudes1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Zeebo, ZX SpectrumData East USA, Inc.3.58
Ninja Scooter Simulator1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPrism Leisure Corporation Plc1.05
Ninja Spirit1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumIrem America Corp.3.05
BMX Ninja1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.0.20
Oriental Hero1987ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.0.83
Rad Action1987Arcade, MSX, NES, WiiHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.90
Ninja Hamster1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC1.33
Shinobi1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.61
The Last Ninja1987Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, WiiActivision Publishing, Inc.4.13
Enter the Ninja1987Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja1986Apple II, Arcade, Commodore 64, NESData East Corporation3.06
Saboteur1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.82
Kai Temple1986ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.2.10
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.52
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Selected Covers

Ninja Gaiden DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden
Shinobi SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Shinobi
Shadow Dancer SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Shadow Dancer
The Last Ninja Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Ninja
Kai Temple ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Kai Temple

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Gaiden
Loading screen
Screenshot from Kendo Warrior
Title Screen.
Screenshot from Ninja Hamster
Title screen
Screenshot from Shinobi
Icons.
Screenshot from Ninja Massacre