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Neo GeoJoystick (French)
On ne peut quand même pas se permettre de dépenser 2000 francs et ne jouer que deux heures (sans connaître le jeu) pour voir la fin, cela fait cher la minute! Ce problème est donc épineux. Sans tenir compte du prix, Ninja Combat est quand même le meilleur Beat'Em Up, et ce sur toutes machines confondues.
Like nearly all other Neo-Geo games, Ninja Combat comes with obligatory infinite continues (not even an option!). This makes the gameplay gradually more of a nuisance the further you get into the game. The challenge is lost because you know that dangerous situations aren't things that have to be avoided. Even so, everyone in the office has gone back to Ninja Combat over and over again despite the fact that completing the game is inevitable. A superb beat-'em-up, but why is the Neo-Geo relying on ten-year-old game formats?
Neo GeoACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The presentation is top notch, with arcade quality graphics and sound, and even an arcade style attract mode. On the bottom line, this game is fulfilling what the Neo Geo promises - a standard arcade machine for the home.
If you’re seriously addicted to scrolling fighting titles then this might entertain to a limited degree, but it pales into insignificance when placed alongside some of the shining lights of the genre. Veteran Neo Geo addicts may have some treasured memories of this, seeing as it was one of the very early titles for the elite console, but in the cold light of day it’s hard to get excited about such a lifeless piece of software.
All of this adds up to a profoundly unappealing gameplay experience, and you’ll certainly wish you could turn time back on your Wii Shop Channel if you make the mistake of investing 900 Wii Points on Ninja Combat. Nine bucks for this, really? Save your digital dollars for some much more worthy WiiWare or Virtual Console release, everybody – Ninja Combat is below-average brawling and doesn’t deserve a spot on anyone’s Wii.
Neo GeoThe Video Game Critic
While it's nice to have more characters, it's frustrating that these new fighters can't pick up and use weapons (for no reason I can surmise). Another thing I don't appreciate is having to face the same bosses over and over, three or four times. Enough already! The quality of the sound effects in Ninja Combat is also terrible, with muffled grunts and girls who scream "Help! Help!" nonstop. As aggravating as the one player mode is, the two-player mode is even more chaotic and senseless. Oh, and I'm not a big fan of unlimited continues - I think they pretty much suck. And Ninja Combat is one game where you'll be SORRY to have more continues!