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aka: Ninja Mission

Description official description

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.

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Credits (DOS version)

5 People

Developed by
  • Sculptured Software
Copyright 1986
  • Mastertronic
IBM Version by




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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  • MobyGames ID: 1050


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Tomer Gabel.

Arcade added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit added by ZZip. Atari ST, Amiga added by Blood.

Additional contributors: Blood, Neville, Patrick Bregger, Karsa Orlong.

Game added March 15th, 2000. Last modified May 7th, 2023.