Ninjatown DS

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
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  1. A good attempt at a tower defence game but it just lacks that little extra magic.
  2. At PixelJunk Monsters' price-point, Ninjatown would be an essential purchase, but as a full-price DS release it stops slightly short. That said, it's still a likeable, accessible and deceptively complex little strategy game, worth 20-odd quid of any pocket strategist's money, and it keeps on giving, feeding you something new and fun to play with right up until the fist-eatingly difficult last few levels.
  3. It’s not going make your mind EXPLODE, but it’s a really nice little game with plenty of charm and a clarity of design that you rarely see these days - especially on the DS, stuffed full of shovelware as it is.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    Ninjatown is an innovative take on the real-time strategy genre and a game that can be enjoyed by all. The simple nature of the design hides a wholly addictive premise; don't let the cutesy colours fool you into thinking that this is just for kids - there's a very engaging game beneath the distinctive and charming visuals.
  5. This is as uncomplicated and fun as it can get. Fun for all ages.
  6. games(TM)
    70
    The ten-minute skirmishes balance depth with accessibility in a manner perfectly adapted to the handheld, and it’s all wrapped up in a completely charming persona. [Jan 2009, p.105]
  7. 60
    The presentation and love put into the character designs and attention to detail carries the simplistic and overly easy gameplay further than it should. If you want a gentle introduction to the genre, this is absolutely perfect.
  8. Edge Magazine
    60
    Though its essential concept is well worn, Ninjatown is sturdily designed and offers a commendably flexible set of strategies for survival against the hordes. [Christmas 2008, p.97]

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 26, 2011
    7
    A very adorable game that has a nice reference to Dragon Ball Z in it. A nice tower-defense strategy to play on-the-go if you're bored. JustA very adorable game that has a nice reference to Dragon Ball Z in it. A nice tower-defense strategy to play on-the-go if you're bored. Just don't expect to play it for long; the action gets VERY repetitive VERY quickly. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2010
    8
    Coming from someone who doesn't normally like strategy games I loved this one. It was cute yet not too childish. The story line was engagingComing from someone who doesn't normally like strategy games I loved this one. It was cute yet not too childish. The story line was engaging and the levels were nice and diverse. Finished it pretty fast though, would have liked it to be longer. Full Review »
  3. BoyM
    Jan 27, 2009
    9
    The gameplay is simple, quick to learn, and right on for the DS, and the cuteness factor only adds to the enjoyment of this relatively The gameplay is simple, quick to learn, and right on for the DS, and the cuteness factor only adds to the enjoyment of this relatively straightforward tower defense game. The music, the graphics, and the style are all fun during the experience, and memorable as well. The only negative: It should have been straightforward to add more maps to the game, whether as part of the story or as extra maps a la advance wars. Full Review »