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Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
87
...
DOS
...
...
Amstrad CPC
...
3.4

Trivia

Amiga/Atari ST port

Developer Mike Clarke about the Amiga/Atari ST ports:
The music for the Amiga version was created during a half-term holiday while I was still at school. I was paid £40 for each piece. Not a lot, but not bad for a school kid.

The Amiga version was a direct port from the ST version because there was no financial benefit offered to the company in utilizing the extra hardware in the Amiga.

Also, the ST/Amiga versions were created purely by playing and copying the C64 version. No maps or gameplay info was provided by System3.

Cancelled Konix port

A port was in development for the never released British Konix console.

Limited Edition

A limited edition version was released which included with the game a Shiraken Star, Ninjitsu Mask and an Avengers 3D Map.

References

In the first open-air screen in the office level, take a look at the sky. First there is a bird, then a plane, and finally...

Spectrum port

The Spectrum conversion was by a team lead by Mev Dinc, which is appropriate as the title of his 16-bit hit First Samurai is widely thought to be a parody of this series.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Runner-up Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Graphics (reader's vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - "Sequel with an Illogical Sounding Name" Special Award
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #68 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Late, Martin Smith and Mike Clarke.

Contributed by Timo Takalo (54) on Nov 18, 2000. [revised by : *C64* (54032), Patrick Bregger (119462) and Jo ST (16289)]. -- edit trivia