DescriptionYou are the last living member of your ninja clan after they were brutally slaughtered. Now, you seek to exact revenge on the evil shogun responsible.
The Last Ninja is an action/adventure game set in medieval Japan. The game is shown in isometric view, and the eponymous ninja can walk in four directions, jump, fight the enemies and collect necessary items on his way.
While fighting, the ninja can use several different blows and block. There are a couple of weapons to find, including smoke bombs and shuriken.
- "Ninja Remix" -- Amiga / Atari ST title
Part of the Following Groups
|The Last Pixel-Master||DOS||Tony Van (2855)|
|A classic action adventure.||DOS||Macintrash (2642)|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Jul, 1987||10 out of 10||100|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Aug, 1987||94 out of 100||94|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Jan, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|Amiga User International||Amiga||Feb, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Feb, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Feb, 1991||78 out of 100||78|
|64'er||Commodore 64||Aug, 1987||11 out of 15||73|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||May, 1991||33|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||Apr 25, 2008||3 out of 10||30|
|Retro Gamer||Commodore 64||Aug, 2008||Unscored||Unscored|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|US Release C64?||6||S Olafsson (39239)
Jul 28, 2017
|The Last Ninja Nostalgia Tribute||3||Fabio Barzagli (3)
Aug 19, 2007
Cancelled portsThe Last Ninja was advertised and previewed in most major Sinclair ZX Spectrum magazines. The game ran into a number of problems and System 3 ended up developing and releasing Last Ninja 2 instead for the Spectrum. In issue 54 of UK gaming magazine Crash it is claimed that the first game was half finished. The game (or possibly its follow-up) was also being ported to the Tandy Color Computer 3, and even mentioned in Tandy's catalogues. The project facing difficulties, Steve Bjork was called in to help before the game was finally canceled. As a recently recovered development version shows, the CoCo port was already at an advanced state when it was scrapped. For information and pictures, refer to Allen Huffman's site.
Delayed portIn 1988, Marc Rosocha had an conversion of Last Ninja ready for Atari ST and Amiga computers. But this was not released until 1990 with Ninja Remix, with featured extended graphics and was completely programmed from scratch.
Game Art BeyondIn 2018, Last Ninja was selected as one of the biggest classics on the Commodore 64 by the creators of the C64 graphics collection Game Art Beyond. Last Ninja was honoured with a high resolution title picture in a special C64 graphics format called NUFLI, along with a new interpretation of the Last Ninja (Level 1) theme.
- Computer and Video Games
- May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner Up category Game of the Year
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #90 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
- ZZAP! 64
- Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Arcade Adventure (Readers' Vote)
- Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Graphics (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- AtariMania (Pre-release: System 3, UK, Atari ST) (For Atari ST: game entry database; downloadable release; game packaging; advertisement; manuals; magazine reviews; additional material.)
- Commodore 64 Boxed Sets (For C64: game packaging digitalisations. Include box, manual, brochure, additional material.)
- Hall of Light (For Amiga: game database entry; digitalised manuals; game packaging; screenshots; additional material.)
- Lemon 64 (For Commodore 64: game entry database; advertisement; magazine reviews; music; documentation; cover art; additional material.)
- System 3 game site (Game page on developer's website)
- Wikipedia: The Last Ninja (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)