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Ninja (Atari 8-bit)

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Description

This is an side-scrolling beat-'em-up game consisting of a succession of fights, in which you (surprisingly) play a ninja whose job is to go through the playfield and kill everyone in his path. You are also equipped with a dagger and a shuriken which you can hurl at your enemies.

You must also collect "idols" which are left lying around), which will reinvigorate you, as well as grant you further points. Once you collect all of the idols, you will have won the game.

Screenshots

Ninja Atari 8-bit Starting Screen
Ninja Atari 8-bit ...kicks.., also the daggers and stars on the ground could be thrown at enemies
Ninja Atari 8-bit Room on the second level
Ninja Atari 8-bit Blue glass room

Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja Mission" -- Amiga/Atari ST title

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The Press Says

Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
ATARImagazin Mar, 1987 3 out of 6 60
Computer Gamer Oct, 1986 12 out of 20 60
Happy Computer Dec, 1986 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Aug 06, 2009 C 50

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Trivia

Editor

Ninja features a built-in editor for the two carriable items (dagger and shurikane). Press 'e' to enter it (see DOS screenshots).

German index

On March 31, 1989, Ninja Mission was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Sales

According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #16 best selling game (194.897 copies). Information also contributed by Xoleras
ZZip (795) added Ninja (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 11, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126886), Martin Smith (63136), ZZip (795), Blood (1791) and Tomer Gabel (4374)