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Last Ninja 3

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Commodore 64
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The third in the Last Ninja series sees you as Armakuni, the Last Ninja. He is drawn again into a battle with evil Shogun Kunitoki. The battle will take place among the temples of Tibet, the source of the Last Ninja's mystical strength. The Shogun intends to corrupt these Buddhist temples, to destroy the source of power for Armakuni and his emerging Ninja brotherhood. Armakuni must stop the Shogun's evil scheme.

The game retains the mix of martial arts combat (hand-to-hand and with various weapons), puzzles involving various objects you find on your way, and navigating your way around obstacles. However, it also introduces Bushido, necessary to complete each level. Bushido is earned by fighting honorably, by fighting enemies with the same weapon as them or in hand-to-hand combat, and not fleeing from a battle.

The levels correspond to the elements that combine to make up a Ninja's power, Earth, Water, Wind, Fire and Void.


Last Ninja 3 Commodore 64 Starting out, you're immediately under attack
Last Ninja 3 Amiga The last ninja (Intro).
Last Ninja 3 Amiga Look, it's the Punisher!
Last Ninja 3 Amiga The enemies will try to block your way and kill you.

Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja Three" -- In-game title
  • "Last Ninja Three" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Last Ninja III" -- Alternate spelling (C64 media)

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The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Datormagazin Commodore 64 May 10, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Joystick (French) Atari ST Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Feb, 2009 44 out of 100 44
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 33 out of 100 33


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Virtual Console version

Last Ninja 3 was discontinued on the Virtual Console in Europe on February 23, 2010, in consequence of a bug in the game that results in the game being frozen at the end of the first stage, with any progress impeded to the gamer, and was unable to be fixed.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63154), gamewarrior (5065) and Silverfish (1305)