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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 Enemy fortress (Intro).
Last Ninja 3 Amiga Level 3.
Last Ninja 3 Atari ST High scores
Last Ninja 3 Amiga Level 5.

Promo Images

Last Ninja 3 Screenshot For Amiga.
Last Ninja 3 Screenshot For Amiga.
Last Ninja 3 Screenshot For Amiga.
Last Ninja 3 Screenshot For C64.

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

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 100 out of 100 100
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
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Datormagazin Amiga Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 22 out of 100 22

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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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