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Last Ninja 3

Critic Score User Score
Amiga CD32
...
4.3
Commodore 64
88
3.8
Atari ST
...
3.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Last Ninja 3 Amiga Aircraft? Something is wrong.
Last Ninja 3 Commodore 64 Intro
Last Ninja 3 Amiga Do not try to get to that door. It's a trap!
Last Ninja 3 Atari ST You have to swap disks before and after each game

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Datormagazin Amiga Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

Konix Multisystem version

The game was slated to be released for the ill-fated Konix Multisystem console – before any other format. Here, not only only was the game cancelled, but the entire console was cancelled, with the Ninja 3 port already featuring most of the graphics, controls and the basic workings of the game. Footage of an early demo can be seen at the Slipstream site.

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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #7 The Bottom 10

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