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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.


Ninja Amiga I will kill you since you're dead !
Ninja DOS One down, one to go... (Tandy/PCjr)
Ninja Arcade Ninjas guarding an idol. As the status bar intimates, they're also evil.
Ninja DOS Let the games begin (CGA)

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A nice classic DOS Terry Callahan (63)
One of the oldest and (still) best Ninja games around... DOS Indra is stressed (20754)
I really love this game! DOS Tomer Gabel (4678)

Critic Reviews

Retro Game Reviews Atari 8-bit Jul 29, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
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
Computer Gamer Atari 8-bit Oct, 1986 12 out of 20 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
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 25 out of 100 25
Retro Game Reviews Amstrad CPC Oct 24, 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20


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


Ninja is one of the few PC titles that supports 16 colors exclusively in Tandy mode.

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.


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

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