Mini Ninjas (Xbox 360)

Everyone 10+
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
74
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

An ancient samurai warlord returns and raises a new demonic army to subdue the world. But instead of hiring unreliable minions he transforms innocent animals into fearsome warriors. A ninja master notices how every transformation destabilizes the balance of nature, causing storms and earthquakes, and decides to send out his best ninja disciples to restore the order. When none of them returns, he is left with his last choice: the young ninja Hiro and his blunt friend Futo. Players control the characters through different worlds using a third-person perspective with a relative amount of freedom to explore the environment. When lost, the characters can meditate to receive a hint and see an arrow that points into the general direction of the next objective.

During the course of the game they will follow the steps of the other warriors and eventually free four of them to make them playable. The player can switch between any character at any given moment. Each ninja has different abilities. Hiro is an allrounder and the only ninja who can use Kuji spells. Unlocked by finding and praying at hidden shrines, spells include fireballs, whirlwinds and the ability to enter a spirit form where animals can be taken over to have them fight. They also make it easier to spot items and collectibles in the environment. Animals are locked up in cages but also appear when an enemy is defeated and they return to their original form. Futo wields a large hammer and is especially useful to engage larger enemies. The other characters that become available during the course of the game are Suzume, a young girl with a flute that enchants enemies when she plays music, Shun, a master with the bow, Tora who thinks he's a tiger and has big metal claws to proof it, and the acrobat Kunoichi with a long spear.

Characters have basic attacks along with a defence breaker to stun enemies and the ability to block. Acrobatic moves include wall jumping, running along walls and hanging from ledges. All characters have a sneak mode where they can hide in the grass or the environment to cause more damage when attacking or to simply avoid confrontations. Health is restored by gathering fruit and there are collectible items in the environments. When new recipes are bought, these items can be mixed into potions, bombs and power-ups. Characters level up to get better abilities and they all have a different focus attack to cause more damage.

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Kombo.com Oct 18, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Sep 27, 2009 83 out of 100 83
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Sep 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct 08, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Multiplayer.it Sep 30, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Good Game Sep 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
XboxAchievements Sep 24, 2009 72 out of 100 72
3D Juegos Sep 07, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamer.nl Oct 14, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Oct 01, 2009 C+ 58

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Sicarius (60996) added Mini Ninjas (Xbox 360) on Oct 08, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (32795), Sciere (294767) and Sicarius (60996)