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Ninja Warriors [One Plane Beat-Em-Up]

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U.S. Game Box Front

Two from different universes.

Kunoichi VS Jubei!

-General Information-
Version: U.S.
Year: 1994
Publisher: Taito
Developer(s) and Others: Natsume
# of Players: 1
# of Saves: None
Estimated Market Value as of 06/15/2007: $60 - ?? (U.S. Dollars, USD)
Other Info: Also known as "The Ninja Warriors Again" as well as "Ninja Warriors: The New Generation".

A sort of spiritual successor to Taito's late 80's one plane beat-em-up. Ninja Warriors (or The Ninja Warriors Again as it was known in JPN) was a phenomenal beat-em-up experience. Outsourced by the masterful Natsume, this game delivers and it delivers well. You get the whole package with this game. Large, detailed sprites, smooth animation (for a 16-bit game), catchy music, good sound effects, and top notch gameplay. You get to choose out of three different Ninja cyborgs and take on a large variety of enemies who all have unique attack patterns. Natsume didn't skimp on the levels either as there are 8 of them to be found in this game. Length wise, I find it to be about as long as the masterful Streets of Rage 2. In other words, it's not too short but not mind numbingly lengthy either. It never feels slow either as the action is always fast and frantic. As far as SNES beat-em-ups go, I actually rate this one above Turtles IV, and Turtles IV is a great game as it is.

- Written by CaRnagE83 -

Vyse Says:

This game is known as a one-plane beat-em-up. What that basically means is that you traverse levels moving left and right and you can't move up and down to move out of the way of your foes like you would in more famous beat-em-ups like Streets of Rage. It takes a lot of careful programming to make a GOOD one-plane beat-em-up, and Ninja Warriors fits the bill, despite only being a one player game. The game has a highly arcade-like feel to it with its large sprites, fluid animation and fast-paced brawling. The best part about this game is probably the fact that you play with robot ninjas (though one is a robotic kunoichi/female ninja). The U.S. game is fairly hard to acquire. It should be noted that this is a sequel of sorts to the previous game simply dubbed "Ninja Warriors" or "The Ninja Warriors" that was released in the arcades as well as Sega CD and TurboGrafx - 16.

- Written by Vyse the determined -

Game Screenshots

Banglar is a fiend! Luckily, you have robots that just happen to also be ninjas! Energy Levels= Green | Data System= Stable | Ninja Skills= Off The Scale Kunoichi is ready to fight! Title Screen! The trash collector has come to take out the trash! I love watching things blow up in video games...

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