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Originally titled NINJA
This is my tribute to Castle Crashers and my way of saying thanks to The Behemoth :)
Please recommend this for the Castle Crashers collection and for Fighting Games!!!

An evil Samurai Master has unleashed his army onto the world and it is up to you to save everyone from slavery and damnation in this action-packed ninja game...

FEATURES:
- Over 20 locations to visit and revisit as many times as you like.
- 11 different characters to choose from, 8 of which have to be unlocked.
- 6 Unlockable combo moves.
- Level your character up all the way to level 30!
- Manage your stats such as Strength, Armor and Speed.
- Fight many different enemies including various bosses.
- 8 unique weapons to buy and wield!
- Wield not only melee weapons, but master the art of shuriken and bomb chucking.
- Practice makes perfect, so train on unsuspecting innocent creatures like chickens, goats and bunnies!
- Want to take a break from playing? Don't worry, the game auto-saves!
- Too hard or too easy for you? Never fear, there are 3 difficulty settings: Easy, Normal and Hard.
- Your computer too slow to handle the graphics? Just go to the settings in the pause menu and turn the quality to low, medium or high.

CONTROLS
Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrow Keys
Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double-tap Left or Right
Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spacebar
Attack 1 . . . . . . . . . . . A
Attack2. . . . . . . . . . . . S
Throw Shuriken . . . . . . D
Cycle Weapons. . . . . . Q
Throw Bomb . . . . . . . . W
Drink Health Potion . . . E
Pause Menu . . . . . . . . P or ESC

Reviews


EricRULEZEricRULEZ

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 24, 2011

its good but...

Obviously the creator doenst really know what a ninja is. a ninja is a person who hides until a samuria comes and then he shoots a poison dart. they are just people in black bajamas, they dont usually have super skills. and not all chinese people have beards and bow to everyone. and they dont have just wooden villiages they are very close to america but we owe them 14.5 billion dollars. other than that its a good game



IamaMedalHunterIamaMedalHunter

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars November 11, 2011

I'm confused ...

I sure that game is a good one but I can't control correctly these characters . Good music and nice animations . What a shame . So I give you a 5 ...



RavenArclightRavenArclight

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 14, 2011

Good

The game is good, but the fighting animations and controls could use some improvements, as well as the movements.



vincentpogivincentpogi

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars September 17, 2011

suckish ass game

kinda pokes my but



II2noneII2none

Rated 3 / 5 stars September 13, 2011

A mixed bag of decent gameplay and repetitiveness

Concept: a brawler which apparently is based on an old classic game, Golden Axe. Since I never played golden axe I'll compare it to another classic brawler streets of rage. The game play is pretty much like any side scrolling brawler except your a ninja and what concept isn't awesome if you throw in some ninjas?

Gameplay: You start off with A and S combos upgrading along the way as you take down bigger and stronger enemies. The combos are initiated with the comfortable use of the A and S buttons and your objective is go from spamming light and heavy swings to spamming them with combos.

At first combos feel like they don't do much damage until you start to get stronger.You start off with un-named Sx3 or Ax3 combos, Racking damage is relied on consecutive hits and mix ups between light attack (A) and heavy attack (S) buttons. Not only does the combo system because more crucial in tougher battles they also make fighting 6 to one a little less overwhelming. However this game is not a mindless hack in slash (until your close to maxing out).

Difficulty:

If you tried playing this game with a lack of strategy then you know why you suck. The later enemies are no push overs with varieties of stronger melee attacks and projectiles similar to your own. The game isn't impossible if you use your head knowing when to jump charge attack and what enemies to take out first in a swarm is the key to survival. All this needs consideration on normal difficulty alone so I'm not surprised the game got some of the negative and occasionally not so thought out criticism it was given. I don't understand the complaints of getting stuck to walls and all this nonsense others are complaining about. The author has invented a easy difficulty setting so there's no excuse why some can't beat most of the levels. Overall this is a balanced game.

The Final Boss and lack of interesting options is what's killing this game(Repetitiveness):

Because of the final boss those 20 levels quickly become repetitive as hell because the final boss is ridiculously strong. And This could've been fixed with some way to gather EXP faster or more useful weapons. The game should not force you to max out or lower the difficulty just to beat the game. The process of maxing out should be more rewarding if thats something the player must do such as achieving perks or having some sort of medal system Or better yet we should've gotten a REAL final weapon not some generic weapon with a miniscule stat upgrade to challenge the overpowered boss. Unfortunately the game looses it's fun factor because completion will get bored.

In turn this makes playing new characters virtually pointless and entertaining because you'll have to go threw the same old obstacles and replaying levels over and over just to beat the last boss. Let alone the characters you unlock are already unappealing and generic alot of them just look like average, fragile citizens rather than warriors. Maybe if they all had their own unique stats, or better yet, have customizable options so we could use a character that looks cool to the player.

Single handedly making 9 music tracks is pretty impressive. To bad many of us will be inclined to play our own stuff by the time the boss is defeated. I'm sure you think everything sounds the same and generic if you hear it over 50+ times. These tracks are cool but it's not worth listening more than a few times let alone mp3 worthy.

Overall: This brawler has hits and misses. The game play is enjoyable for those seeking a challenge but offers little to inspire players to stick around. With little to virtually non existent customizable characters, unsatisfying weapons and an overpowered boss that forces you to replay the game.

NINJA BRAWL makes a great first impression but lacks any sort of lasting appeal.

3/5


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