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A nice classic DOS Terry Callahan (63)
One of the oldest and (still) best Ninja games around... DOS Indra is stressed (20731)
I really love this game! DOS Tomer Gabel (4644)

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga Awaiting 5 votes...
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Arcade Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari 8-bit 8 4.3
Atari ST Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 6 3.3
DOS 9 3.2
ZX Spectrum Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 23 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Atari 8-bitRetro Game Reviews (Jul 29, 2014)
Overall, this is one of the best Atari 8-bit games you'll find, and it's perfect for a quick gaming session.
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Oct, 1986)
Wenn Sie taktisch geschickt vorgehen (auch das ist nicht unwichtig) und Ihre ganze Technik in der Bedienung des Joysticks einsetzen, gelingt es Ihnen (vielleicht), sich bis zu Prinzessin Di-Di vorzukämpfen (ich hab‘s bislang noch nicht geschafft, aber ich „arbeite“ noch daran). In jedem Falle aber werden Sie eine Menge Spaß und spannende Unterhaltung bei Ninja haben, wozu nicht zuletzt auch der gute Sound, die saubere Grafik und vor allem die gelungene Animation beitragen (und sicherlich auch der tolle Preis von noch nicht mal drei „Heiermännern“!).
Ninja features some particularly nice graphics with really colourful and detailed backgrounds along side attractive sprites. The sound is also very cleverly done here, as you walk from location to location music plays but as soon as you start a battle it stops to play sound effects. I have never seen this in a game before and it reminded me of a classic kung-fu movie. Ninja is a highly enjoyable title and one that every Atari 8-bit owner should take a look at.
Atari STATARImagazin (Sep, 1987)
Ninja Mission nutzt die Grafikmöglichkeiten des ST hervorragend aus und beweist, daß gute Software nicht teuer sein muß. Der Spieler wandert durch eine grafisch hervorragend gestaltete Landschaft und bewältigt mit Hilfe der technisch sehr anspruchsvollen Steuerung zahlreiche Schwierigkeiten. Das Programm ist jedem zu empfehlen, der Kampfspiele mag. Neben den üblichen Zweikämpfen gilt es noch eine Aufgabe zu erfüllen, die für Abwechslung sorgt.
Commodore 64Retro Game Reviews (Jul 29, 2014)
Despite its flaws, Ninja is still a great game. It has beautiful graphics, controls well, and is perfect for a quick gaming session.
Atari 8-bitComputer Gamer (Oct, 1986)
The graphics are extremely good and the animation is equally impressive, as is the sound. For £1.99 you cannot go wrong with this game - even if you usually find combat games completely boring.
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer (Mar, 1987)
As martial arts games go, Ninja is one of the better ones. The action is fast and furious, most bouts lasting only a matter of seconds, and the excitement level is high - something that cannot be said for many of the clones currently available. The one annoying feature is in the control menu. The Kempston option does not appear to work, mainly because you have to select Cursor joystick instead. Nothing serious on but surely someone should have picked this up at the game's testing stage.
Atari 8-bitATARImagazin (Mar, 1987)
Ninja ist ein unterhaltsames Spiel, wenn man von der recht brutalen Handlung einmal absieht. Allerdings ist es in den meisten Fällen nicht besonders schwierig, den Gegner zu besiegen.
Atari 8-bitHappy Computer (Dec, 1986)
Für 15 Mark bietet Ninia einen ansehnlichen Unterhaltungswert, der allerdings nach einer Weile deutlich abflacht. Da das technisch wesentlich bessere Kampfsportspiel »International Karate« mit knapp 30 Mark nicht viel teurer ist, empfiehlt sich Ninja wohl nur für extrem sparsame Käufer.
Atari STTilt (Jul, 1987)
Un jeu d'action divertissant, mais peu original. Une bonne panoplie de coups, mais un graphisme peu attrayant et nettement au-dessous des possibilités du ST. En conclusion : tout à fait moyen.
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic (Aug 06, 2009)
Unfortunately, the controls are erratic, lending themselves to frantic joystick waggling and button tapping. Likewise, picking up items is a lot more aggravating than it should be. Upon clearing a set of screens you'll want to look for a hole you can jump through to access a new set. It's tough to make much progress in Ninja because the game is extremely unforgiving. Your health meter is tiny and one unlucky hit can instantly end your game. Believe it or not, I actually programmed a very similar game in the early 80's - with more modest graphics of course. Ninja's erratic gameplay won't knock your socks off, but the game is a worthy challenge if you're up for it.
ZX SpectrumRetro Game Reviews (Feb 16, 2015)
This version of Ninja is a major disappointment - the inferior graphics and sound could be forgiven if the gameplay was up to scratch but it has some serious flaws that hinder the entire experience. Stick with the Atari 8-bit game as it's the definitive version in my opinion.
Atari STGénération 4 (1987)
Voici le premier logiciel ST de la société Mastertronic. Cet éditeur anglais est spécialisé dans l'édition de programmes à bas prix. Il nous présente ici un jeu pauvre en son, aux graphismes quelconques et aux animations d'un réalisme douteux.
Commodore 64Zzap! (Nov, 1986)
One of Mastertronic's weakest releases.
Amstrad CPCRetro Game Reviews (Oct 24, 2016)
Ninja on the Amstrad CPC is full of programming errors and the fact that it doesn't always follow the original source material is weak. Playing this port will give you the wrong impression of the game so do yourself a massive favour and stick to the superior Atari 8-bit version (developed by Sculptured Software instead).