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Wrath of the Black Manta (NES)

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Description

New York is being overrun with crime, and the city's children are mysteriously disappearing. It is up to the Black Manta to rescue the children and stop whomever is behind this. In addition to his ninja skills, Black Manta will be able to acquire additional powers (including invisibility and teleportation) to help him out against the numerous and well-armed villains.

Wrath of the Black Manta is a side-scrolling arcade-style action game with five different levels. Throughout each level the player may come across various clues to help him find where to go next, or discover a hidden location. Some of the bad guys Black Manta comes across may also possess useful knowledge and can be interrogated if they don't kill him first.

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Wrath of the Black Manta NES Rescued one of the kidnapped children
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Collect clues by defeating special enemies
Wrath of the Black Manta NES They call this guy Tiny for some reason...
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Ducking bullets

Alternate Titles

  • "忍者COPサイゾウ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ninja Cop Saizou" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Aug, 1991 59 out of 100 59
The Video Game Critic Jan 15, 2008 C+ 58
1UP! Sep 24, 2012 56 out of 100 56
GameCola.net Sep, 2002 4.5 out of 10 45

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Servo (55924) added Wrath of the Black Manta (NES) on Oct 29, 2002