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The Last Ninja (Acorn 32-bit)

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www.commodoregaming.com – Wii (UK):
    The evil Shogun Kunitoki has long envied the powers of the Ninja brotherhood and would do anything to acquire their knowledge. To this end he has sworn an oath to their total destruction.

    Once every decade all Ninja must travel to the Island of Lin Fen where they pay homage to the Shrine of the White Ninja and receive further teachings from the Koga Scrolls. Seizing the opportunity Kunitoki summoned forth all the spirits from the depths of the Nether World and flung their full force against the amassed Ninja. None escaped the wrath of Kunitoki.

    Word soon reached Armakuni, the last Ninja, of the unnatural disaster that had slain his brothers and gathering all his courage he swore to wreak a terrible revenge on the Shogun and all his followers.
    What unforeseen hazards lay in wait for him?

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5067) on Aug 21, 2008.

Text in the manual ( IBM Version ):
    The Revenge of THE LAST NINJA

    They didn't just murder your father, though that alone would be grounds for revenge of the fiercest kind.

    And they didn't just slay your brothers, or kill only your closest firends.

    The evil Shogun Kunitoki and the Ashikaga Clan slaughtered the entire brotherhood of the Ninja, the Mystic Shadow Warriors.

    Kunitoki and his clan had long been envious of the Mystic Shadow Warriors. They were jealous of your mastery of weapon craft. They coveted your unerring mental prowess. And they yearned to discover the secrets of your magical powers.

    So the crafty Kunitoki waited. Patiently. He waited for the warriors to make their once-in-a-decade pilgrimage to the Island of Lin Fen.

    lt was here, on the island of Lin Fen, that you paid homage to the Shrine of the White Ninja. It was here that you received further teachings from the Koga Scrolls. And it was here that Kunitoki and the Ashikaga clan - with the help of all the demon spirits of the Netherworld - annihilated every member of the Mystic Shadow Warriors.

    Every member but you, that is.

    As the spirits would have it, you alone were left behind on this fateful pilgrimage, to guard the Bunkinkan Shrine. lt was a tradition that began at the dawn of the Ninja. Someone was always chosen to be left behind as a safeguard, should any disaster ever befall the brotherhood when it gathered at Lin Fen.

    Though it was considered an honor to stay behind and guard the Bunkinkan Shrine, you were not happy about it. For you were supposed to have had the honor of reading the Koga Scrolls. At the time, you thought you would have to wait another decade for this opportunity. But now, time has proven you wrong.

    Word of the shocking disaster has now reached you. At first, it takes all your strength just to overcome your sorrow. But you must gather all your courage, all your strength, all your confidence to go and wreak revenge on the Shogun and his followers.

    The Shogun Kunitoki and his men are still there - degrading the spiritual peace of your sacred Island of Lin Fen.

    Alone, you must go to the Island of Lin Fen. Alone, you must punish the evil of your brotherhood's treacherous assassins.

    Contributed by Christian Klein (5791) on Aug 11, 2003.

From the Triton Software Catalog For Your IBM, 1988:
    Brotherhood. Survival. Revenge.

    The evil Shogun Kunitoki has slaughtered the entire Brotherhood of the White Ninja. You alone survive. And you - alone - must avenge the Brotherhood.

    Prepare for action and adventure. Find your way to Kunitoki's distant fortress. Scale mountains. Cross raging rivers. From the vivid Wilderness to the grim Dungeons, six animated landscapes will take your breath away - if you live to see them.

    Because at every turn, there's danger. Fire-belching dragons. Sea monsters. Samurai henchmen. Kunitoki's guards. And others. To wreak your vengeance, you must be a master of Ninja weapons. Ninja wisdom. And Ninja magic.

    The way is long and dangerous. But revenge is sweet.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 05, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    After two hundred years of Fujiwara Clan rule, whose lifestyle was the most extravagant of any Shogunate, the farmers and common men decided to leave their homes and travel to the Togakure mountains where they established the Ninjutsu, The Mystic Shadow Warriors.

    Four centuries later the Ninjutsu had become the most feared warriors of their day, feared by even the powerful Samurai. Their mastery of weapon craft and mind control ensured swift and complete victory over their enemies from the years of arduous training that forged mind and body into a death-dealing machine.

    Kunitoki, the evil Shogun of the Ashikaga Clan, has long envied the powers of the Ninja brotherhood and would do anything to acquire their knowledge. To this end he has sworn an oath to their total destruction.

    Once every decade all Ninjutsu must travel to the Island of Lin Fen where they pay homage to the Shrine of the White Ninja and receive further teachings from the Koga Scrolls.

    Seizing the opportunity Kunitoki summoned forth all the spirits from the depths of the Nether World and flung their full force against the amassed Ninjutsu. None escaped the wrath of Kunitoki. Nothing stood in the way of the Shogun achieving his ultimate goal, the knowledge of the Ninja. He set sail for the island of Lin Fen with an elite force of his Palace Guards and Samurai officers to begin the arduous training of his troops and thereby creating a new era of Ninja under his control.

    Unknown to Kunitoki, Armakuni, the last Ninja, had escaped his wrath. When all his brethren had left for the pilgrimage he had been ordered to stay and guard the Bunjinkan Shrine. This tradition had existed since the dawn of the Ninja as a safeguard should any natural disaster befall the brotherhood when it amassed at Lin Fen.

    Armakuni was not pleased he had been left alone for he was to be granted the next level of honour at the reading of the scrolls; now he would have to wait. Word soon reached Armakuni of the unnatural disaster that had slain his brothers and gathering all his courage he swore to wreak a terrible and bloody revenge on the Shogun and all his followers.

    The Island of Lin Fen is a natural fortress with unassailable cliffs surrounding its coast. Having visited the Island when he was a young acolyte he knew the secret passage that would lead him to the Palace of Lin Fen. Armakuni's confidence was short lived as he discovered the pathways were not as he remembered them; what unforeseen hazards lay in wait for him?

    Contributed by Macintrash (2515) on May 09, 2000.