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Ninja cop Joe Osugi is on the case of an evil force that has come under the influence of the Mad Masks, an ancient item previously hidden away. Joe must use all of his abilities (the trusty ninja sword, shuriken throwing stars and the unique Kaginawa grappling hook) to clear out the terrorist cells under control and save the hostages in the process.

As you progress through each level, you will unlock time-trial modes that will test your speed. Boss encounters are also frequent, as well as power-ups and secret items.


Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance These enemy ninjas appear occasionally and are hard to kill
Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance Stage Clear
Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance These lightning pickups upgrade the ninja by one level
Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance Title screen (US version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja Cop" -- European Title

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UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct, 2003 A- 91 (GAF) May 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport May 30, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Jul 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Nov 05, 2016 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
IGN Apr 21, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Vortex May, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy May 02, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Aug 20, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Mar 02, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Ninja Five-O appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Joe Ohsugi (note the 'H' there) was the name of a mid-level boss from the Konami beat-'em up classic Vendetta. He also used ninja weapons such as shuriken.


  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #3 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance Platformer of the Year

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Kartanym (12784) added Ninja Five-O (Game Boy Advance) on Apr 26, 2003