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  • Summary: You are a ninja in N+. Your god-like speed, dexterity, jumping power, and reflexes are all the result of an amazingly fast metabolism; sadly, so is your natural lifespan of 1.5 minutes. Like all Ninjas, you have an unquenchable thirst for gold and a natural propensity for exploring roomsYou are a ninja in N+. Your god-like speed, dexterity, jumping power, and reflexes are all the result of an amazingly fast metabolism; sadly, so is your natural lifespan of 1.5 minutes. Like all Ninjas, you have an unquenchable thirst for gold and a natural propensity for exploring rooms infested by increasingly lethal Ninja-killing robots. N emphasizes pacifism, humility, and the need to traverse 5 rooms before the end of your lifetime; a feat known only as ‘beating an episode’. In accordance with the teachings of N, it is your profound hope that one day you will develop your platforming skills, intelligence, and inexplicable ability to reincarnate to achieve total mastery of all 300 levels. [Atari] Expand
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  1. 90
    This is an extremely polished game that fits the DS like a glove. It's got style, grace, and attitude, and it feels good to play. The physics are great, and almost every level is fiendishly clever.
  2. Minimalistic visuals, simplified controls, brilliant level design and level editor – mix those ingredients in proper ratio and you got one of the best games for NDS. Line N plus. [Oct 2008]
  3. Even if you don’t care about crafting your own stages, the virtually limitless stream of everyone else’s content will keep replay value high long after you’ve beaten all of the on?disc levels.
  4. Multiplayer co-op and competitive matches are just as much fun as they were on XBLA with modes such as racing and tag to take part in. Still, the bread and butter of n+ is the single-player ninja action and while the game can be quite a frustrating slog, it never truly feels crushing.
  5. The addictive gameplay and stylish design of N+ fit almost perfectly into the tight confines of today's handhelds.
  6. 75
    As an enjoyable, pick-up-and-play package with a sublimely simple design, N+ succeeds, and it's hard not to recommend for the price. Just be wary of the inevitable eyestrain, and if you're only going to play it at home, make sure you've exhausted the XBLA and PC versions first. It's still the most badass ninja simulator around...just less so.
  7. If game-induced hypertension is not your idea of fun, then N+ may not be for you. But if it is, the $20 price tag will also be a... plus.

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  1. DavisF.
    Jun 15, 2009
    9
    This game is fun and it fits the Ds like a glove. The best part is you can make download or upload your own levels. The only bad part is it This game is fun and it fits the Ds like a glove. The best part is you can make download or upload your own levels. The only bad part is it can be frustraiting. Expand
  2. DJT
    Sep 22, 2008
    9
    Completely suprised by this little title! For $20, it's a fantastic game for casual gamers. Perfect for the DS! Just pick up and play! Completely suprised by this little title! For $20, it's a fantastic game for casual gamers. Perfect for the DS! Just pick up and play! Loads and LOADS of replay. Simple to use map generator. You could build a map in seconds and play on it! Tons of downloadable maps. Great fun... seriously pick it up. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    If you are into Ninja games, you'll most likely enjoy this game. Really addicting and somehow challenging, non-linear story mode. I wishIf you are into Ninja games, you'll most likely enjoy this game. Really addicting and somehow challenging, non-linear story mode. I wish Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection worked for this game, it doesn't. Expand
  4. MarcvanErp
    Sep 18, 2008
    8
    I think N+ is a good game, but despite how much fun it is, it is way too short. I finished this game in +- 4 hours, and if you compare that I think N+ is a good game, but despite how much fun it is, it is way too short. I finished this game in +- 4 hours, and if you compare that to N-game on the pc (which is free for download by the way) it just doest measure up to it. N+ is also alot easier than N-game for the pc, which is not only due to the easier levels but some things in the game mechanics have been changed to the little ninja's aventage. So in conclusion, N+ is a good game, but I will stop playing it in less than a week, whereas the pc version will probably ruin my future exams. Expand
  5. DME
    Oct 23, 2010
    7
    Graphics are improved. But sound is pretty much the same (except for 3 new BGM tracks). There are only 200 single player levels, where asGraphics are improved. But sound is pretty much the same (except for 3 new BGM tracks). There are only 200 single player levels, where as Nv14 (the freeware game for PC) has 400. Multiplayer requires more than one copy of the game (not worth it) and Wifi Online Capabilities have been terminated... leaving us with a nearly pointless level editor. Controls are very impressive and it fits the DS well. But the levels just aren't as challenging as Nv14. If you want a real challenge, then download the freeware. If this game had more replay value, working WiFi, a longer campain, and single-card multiplayer, then all would be good. But "would-be" just isn't. Expand