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Last Ninja 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.5
Amiga
68
4.2
Wii
...
2.9
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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 Trapped!
Last Ninja 3 Amiga Aircraft? Something is wrong.
Last Ninja 3 Atari ST Title screen - the word Last isn't used

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

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 100 out of 100 100
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
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
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 Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Feb, 2009 44 out of 100 44

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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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63058), gamewarrior (5064) and Silverfish (1305)