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Ninja

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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3.5
DOS
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3.2
ZX Spectrum
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Description

This is an side-scrolling beat-'em-up game consisting of a succession of fights, in which you (surprisingly) play a ninja whose job is to go through the playfield and kill everyone in his path. You are also equipped with a dagger and a shuriken which you can hurl at your enemies.

You must also collect "idols" which are left lying around), which will reinvigorate you, as well as grant you further points. Once you collect all of the idols, you will have won the game.

Screenshots

Ninja Amiga Fight !
Ninja ZX Spectrum Ho to higher level and fight with two enemies in the same time
Ninja ZX Spectrum Backgrounds vary as you walk on through
Ninja DOS This red thing is one of the "idols" you must collect (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja Mission" -- Amiga/Atari ST title

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User Reviews

A nice classic DOS Terry Callahan (67)
One of the oldest and (still) best Ninja games around... DOS Indra is here (19706)
I really love this game! DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

ATARImagazin Atari ST Sep, 1987 2 out of 6 80
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Dec, 1986 60 out of 100 60
ATARImagazin Atari 8-bit Mar, 1987 3 out of 6 60
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Aug 06, 2009 C 50
Tilt Atari ST Jul, 1987 10 out of 20 50
Génération 4 Atari ST 1987 30 out of 100 30

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Trivia

Editor

Ninja features a built-in editor for the two carriable items (dagger and shurikane). Press 'e' to enter it (see DOS screenshots).

German index

On March 31, 1989, Ninja Mission was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Sales

According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #16 best selling game (194.897 copies). Information also contributed by Xoleras
Contributed to by Kabushi (121965), Martin Smith (63162), ZZip (798), Blood (1803) and Tomer Gabel (4388)