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The Ninja Warriors (ZX Spectrum)

The Ninja Warriors ZX Spectrum This screen displays while the game loads. A countdown timer in the top right indicates progress

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Description

The Ninja Warriors is a one or two player side-scrolling beat-em-up. The Taito coin-op featured three monitor screens side by side, while the Amiga version was developed in letterbox format in order to show as much of the wide screen background graphics as possible.

The player(s) control robot Ninjas, which battle their way through the levels using Shuriken and knives. As the Ninja's take damage their classic Ninja garb is torn away to reveal robotic limbs, torso or head. When the damage reaches a critical level the Ninja Robot explodes scattering mechanical body parts.

As with The Sales Curve's later title SWIV, The Ninja Warriors uses the company's Dynamic Loading System to load sprites, sound and background graphics from disk on the fly.

Screenshots

The Ninja Warriors ZX Spectrum Monster man on the left is serious bad news, he's very hard to stop ....
The Ninja Warriors ZX Spectrum This is the games main menu. here the game will be played in single player mode with a kempston joystick
The Ninja Warriors ZX Spectrum ... and he can jump
The Ninja Warriors ZX Spectrum The game scrolls slowly forcing the player to fight rather than race through the level. The pace does not change, even when Ninja man is as far to the right as possible

Alternate Titles

  • "The Ninjawarrriors" -- Alternate spelling

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Trivia

On September 28, 1991, The Ninja Warriors 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.

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Martin Smith (63198) added The Ninja Warriors (ZX Spectrum) on May 17, 2005
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