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The Last Ninja

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple IIgs
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4.4
Apple II
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4.3
BBC Micro
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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 DOS Found the sword
The Last Ninja DOS Fetching the smoke bomb in the swamp area
The Last Ninja Atari ST Another screen
The Last Ninja Commodore 64 This dragon guards the exit of the first level - use the smoke bombs to get past him

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The Last Pixel-Master DOS Tony Van (2691)
A classic action adventure. DOS Macintrash (2516)

The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1987 94 out of 100 94
Pixel-Heroes.de 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 Action Amiga Feb, 1991 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 24, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 25, 2008 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 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

  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #90 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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