The Last Ninja

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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.


The Last Ninja DOS Hmm, are those nunchucks on his body?
The Last Ninja DOS Title screen
The Last Ninja Atari ST Running through the wilderness with low health
The Last Ninja BBC Micro Fighting a first enemy

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The Last Pixel-Master DOS Tony Van (2675)
A classic action adventure. DOS Macintrash (2494)

Critic Reviews

Raze Atari ST Feb, 1991 92 out of 100 92 Commodore 64 Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Commodore 64 Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 9.75 out of 12 81
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 24, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33 (UK) Wii Apr 25, 2008 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 Mar 01, 2012 D- 16


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


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.


  • 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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