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New York is being overrun with crime, and the city's children are mysteriously disappearing. It is up to the Black Manta to rescue the children and stop whomever is behind this. In addition to his ninja skills, Black Manta will be able to acquire additional powers (including invisibility and teleportation) to help him out against the numerous and well-armed villains.

Wrath of the Black Manta is a side-scrolling arcade-style action game with five different levels. Throughout each level the player may come across various clues to help him find where to go next, or discover a hidden location. Some of the bad guys Black Manta comes across may also possess useful knowledge and can be interrogated if they don't kill him first.


Wrath of the Black Manta NES The opening sequence
Wrath of the Black Manta NES The first level
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Ducking bullets
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Before each level, a fighting style must be chosen

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Alternate Titles

  • "忍者COPサイゾウ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ninja Cop Saizou" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Feb, 2014 B+ 83
VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Player One Mar, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Sep, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73 Jan 06, 2020 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 15, 2008 C+ 58
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 5.8 out of 12 48 Sep 01, 2002 4 out of 10 40


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