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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 DOS Fighting an enemy (Tandy/PCjr)
Ninja ZX Spectrum Combat - there's an Idol beyond the guy on the right
Ninja ZX Spectrum My anger is scary!
Ninja Atari 8-bit Starting Screen

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 stressed (19960)
I really love this game! DOS Tomer Gabel (4352)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
ATARImagazin Atari ST Sep, 1987 2 out of 6 80
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 60 out of 100 60
ATARImagazin Atari 8-bit Mar, 1987 3 out of 6 60
Computer Gamer Atari 8-bit Oct, 1986 12 out of 20 60
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Dec, 1986 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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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.


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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