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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Chronicles (Jan 17, 2004)
Namco has reinvented the genre by mixing every type of platform game into one diverse and incredibly fun adventure. I-Ninja is easily one of the best platform titles of the year. I haven’t had this much fun since Vexx or perhaps Rayman. I-Ninja just oozes with a perfect blend of charm, humor, and visual quality that has been long overdue in a platform game. A definite must-own title.
85 (Jan 16, 2004)
I-Ninja is truly a surprise. With a comical storyline, great characters, and tight controls, I-Ninja is a game that no action fan should be without. The game just oozes personality, topping many of those mindless mascots that plague the industry; I-Ninja truly stands out among a crowded field. Its many unlockables, upgrades, and bonuses will keep gamers coming back for more. You may have overlooked it this holiday season, but trust me on this one… use the money your Grandma gave you for Christmas and pick this Ninja up at your local retailer. Plain and simple I-Ninja kicks the competitions butt!
GamePlasma (Dec 31, 2003)
He's small. He wears sandals. And he wears pajamas. But don't tell him that as he will unleash his rage and chop you into pieces! I-Ninja is action packed platformer that doesn't fail to bring you solid gameplay.
Langeweile bekommt keine Chance: Erstens sind Grafik, Musik, Style und Design wirklich lustig und unterhaltsam, zweitens sorgen eine Menge Minispiele für die nötige Auflockerung. Faszinierend: Manche Spiele tauchen einfach so aus dem Nichts auf und entpuppen sich dann als wahre Überraschungshits. I-Ninja ist eines davon.
Game Over Online (Dec 11, 2003)
The advantage to playing I-Ninja, above and beyond the other platformers that're suddenly swarming the market, is its truly vast and occasionally scattershot approach. It's not easy, it's pretty funny, and you'll only rarely do the same thing twice. It's there to test a wide variety of skills, or to simply entertain those with short attention spans, and it succeeds at both. I-Ninja is by no means perfect, and there are a few action-platformers I'd recommend before I recommended it, but it's still a very solid effort.
IGN (Nov 18, 2003)
I-Ninja is the perfect example. A super-deformed little ninja with lots of funny one-liners and attitude, I-Ninja is an original action-platformer for all three consoles, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox. Gleaning game aspects from Super Mario 64 and delivering character design reminiscent of Bomberman as well as simply stealing all sorts of funny anime robot battles and mid-air hover battles, I-Ninja is working blend of Japanese sensibilities with a caffeinated Western wackiness. It's classic platform fun packed with tons of mini-games, explorable 3D worlds and unrealistically giant robot bosses.
GameSpot (Dec 11, 2003)
At first glance, I-Ninja may appear to be a simple action game designed for kids, but in reality, it is anything but. The visual style may seem kid-friendly, but the level of challenge I-Ninja has to offer keeps the game interesting for a wider audience. Those who are up to the task will find I-Ninja to be a short but well-crafted third-person action game with a surprising variety of gameplay.
1UP (May 09, 2004)
I-Ninja is not the most visually impressive game out there, either. Certain levels admittedly look better than others, and there are some cool stylistic scenes (such as one sunset where the sky over the water has a clean, wavy look), but on the whole, the visuals are quite plain.
Diehard GameFan (Jan 11, 2004)
Ninjas are better than anything. And although there are much better Ninja games out there, this one is still head choppingly cool. IF you get it as a rental. I don’t know about buying it, as there are some flaws in the game like music and nothing to do once you beat the game and your ninja is swimming in a pool of alien robot blood. So really, if you rent it over a weekend, you will sate your bloodlust and then have 35$ to spend on something else. Like rat poison for when you teach small children to commit seppuku in their math class. Math sucks! NINJAS RULE!
GameSpy (Dec 18, 2003)
I love the concept and basic execution of I-Ninja, and anyone attracted to the premise will, too. While there are a lot of references from Mario to Sonic, I kept thinking of Square's little-remembered 1998 action/RPG/comedy sleeper Brave Fencer Musashi, as this has the same fun, personality filled tone. But the longevity factor makes it a rental for even vaguely experienced players. On the other hand, as a young player's introduction to gaming, I-Ninja is nearly the perfect tool. With a little bit of work it could have been a rare success for all ages. As is, I'm happy to wait for the sequel.