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The Last Ninja (Commodore 64)

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Description

You are the last living member of your ninja clan after they were brutally slaughtered. Now, you seek to exact revenge on the evil shogun responsible.

The Last Ninja is an action/adventure game set in medieval Japan. The game is shown in isometric view, and the eponymous ninja can walk in four directions, jump, fight the enemies and collect necessary items on his way.

While fighting, the ninja can use several different blows and block. There are a couple of weapons to find, including smoke bombs and shuriken.

Screenshots

The Last Ninja Commodore 64 Title screen
The Last Ninja Commodore 64 Let's fight
The Last Ninja Commodore 64 Jumping through the swamp
The Last Ninja Commodore 64 In front of a beautiful temple

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Aug, 1987 94 out of 100 94
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Happy Computer Apr, 1986 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic Mar 01, 2012 D- 16

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
The Last Ninja Nostalgia Tribute 3 Fabio Barzagli (3)
Aug 19, 2007

Trivia

Cancelled port

The Last Ninja (or possibly its follow-up) was being ported to the Tandy Color Computer 3, and even mentioned in Tandy's catalogues. The project facing difficulties, Steve Bjork was called in to help before the game was finally canceled. As a recently recovered development version shows, the CoCo port was already at an advanced state when it was scrapped. For information and pictures, refer to Allen Huffman's site.

Delayed port

In 1988, Marc Rosocha had an conversion of Last Ninja ready for Atari ST and Amiga computers. But this was not released until 1990 with Ninja Remix, with featured extended graphics and was completely programmed from scratch.

Awards

  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner Up category Game of the Year
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #90 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
  • ZZAP! 64
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Arcade Adventure (Readers' Vote)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Graphics (Readers' Vote)

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