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Ninja (DOS)

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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 DOS The beginning location (Tandy/PCjr)
Ninja DOS Let the games begin (CGA)
Ninja DOS This red thing is one of the "idols" you must collect (CGA)
Ninja DOS The built-in editor (CGA)

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A nice classic Terry Callahan (67) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
One of the oldest and (still) best Ninja games around... Indra is here (19706) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
I really love this game! Tomer Gabel (4388) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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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
Tomer Gabel (4388) added Ninja (DOS) on Mar 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121970), Martin Smith (63162), ZZip (798) and Blood (1803)