The Ninja Warriors (SNES)

The Ninja Warriors SNES Title screen / Main menu.


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The land is under the grip of a tyrant named Benglar, who is able to brainwash those he captures. Using this ability he has taken over the military forces and now appears unstoppable. However, resistance forces lead by Mulk have been developing a new weapon: Cybernetic Special Forces with the ability to think, dubbed the Ninja Warriors. Untested, these machines are given the orders to assassinate Benglar...

Ninja Warriors plays as a side scrolling beat 'em up, and is a single player adaptation of The Ninja Warriors arcade game. Players can choose from 3 different Ninja Warriors: Ninja, Kunoichi or Kamaitachi. The characters play differently, but share some common controls. Each can attack, jump, grab the enemy, block attacks or unleash a special attack on the entire screen. This special attack charges up gradually and can be reset by being knocked to the ground.


The Ninja Warriors SNES Japanese Title Screen
The Ninja Warriors SNES Ninja throws a heavy-weight motorcycle in a guard, but the danger is soon behind him...
The Ninja Warriors SNES Slash!
The Ninja Warriors SNES Brutal force. Nice.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Ninja Warriors Again" -- Japanese title
  • "ザ・ニンジャウォーリアーズアゲイン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Aug, 2003 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) May, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Apr, 1994 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Feb 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games May, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Jun, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Jul, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1995 3.75 out of 6 45


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Western version

In the Western version, a female enemy type was replaced with a male one and the green blood of the Japanese version was removed. There are also some changes to the intro (already English in the Japanese version), most notable the removal of the word "assassinate".
WildKard (12124) added The Ninja Warriors (SNES) on Dec 12, 2005