Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Take on the roll of Ninja Five-0 as he uses all his skill, stealth and magic to rescue hostages and defeat his enemies. Master the art of ninja swords, shuriken throwing stars and ancient ninjitsu magic!
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
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  1. Once the game has been completed, more Ninja Five-O fun can be had with an unlockable difficulty setting (making the game more tough to complete) and an optional Time Trial model.
  2. There's only a few things that keep Ninja Five-O from being a perfect game: one save file, tiny graphics, and most importantly, the lack of a connection to "Hawaii Five-O."
  3. 85
    An exciting, fun and challenging action game that shouldn't be missed.
  4. It's not just rehash, Ninja-Five-O does have some originality even though it borrows heavily from a variety of platformers. But you can't go wrong when you borrow all the best elements of classic games.
  5. 80
    Flying around using your grappling hook is dynamite fun, but the actual fighting can be anticlimactic due to the limited number of weapons in your arsenal.
  6. 80
    Though at times it comes across as a goofy amalgamation of NES titles, Ninja Five-O presents a highly playable and entertaining challenge.
  7. 70
    This game managed to hit my nostalgia nerve, especially because I had a quick action itch, and this game was right there to scratch it.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    one of the best games i have played on the GBA , it is fast paced and enjoyable , its sad to know that very few people have ever played thisone of the best games i have played on the GBA , it is fast paced and enjoyable , its sad to know that very few people have ever played this but if you can get a ROM of it or buy an old copy you should definitely try this jewel of gaming Expand
  2. Marco
    Dec 19, 2003
    10
    I play my GBA more then any system I have or ever had and I remember waiting on line back in the day when the "new" NES came out lol! All I I play my GBA more then any system I have or ever had and I remember waiting on line back in the day when the "new" NES came out lol! All I have to say is that this game has the elements of all the classic ninja games that existed for the NES and SNES... If you loved the original ninja gaidens and the shinobis then you should not loeave this game out from your collection. worth every penny !! Viva La 2-D !! Expand
  3. Percival
    Dec 28, 2007
    10
    Better than Shinobi, better than Ninja Gaiden, simply THE BEST ninja platformer ever. Time trial mode is the dogs danglies, the temptation to Better than Shinobi, better than Ninja Gaiden, simply THE BEST ninja platformer ever. Time trial mode is the dogs danglies, the temptation to go back and beat your best time on your favourite levels is impossible to resist. Expand
  4. DuckLord404
    May 29, 2005
    9
    Too short other than that, it's the best side-scrolling ninja game ever.
  5. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    This game really manages to capture the feel of being a ninja. Rewarding stealth and precision moves whilst not trying to be overlyThis game really manages to capture the feel of being a ninja. Rewarding stealth and precision moves whilst not trying to be overly realistic. Getting the hang of the grappling hook is a standout feature and quite rewarding when you time your swing to perfection and slash the thug the split second you land. Ignore the horrible box art, this game is pure platforming joy with a great learning curve Expand
  6. BlakK.
    Sep 5, 2007
    9
    It's a great, challenging game. Joe (your character) has quite a few moves at his disposal, for a side-scroller. The levels are hard and It's a great, challenging game. Joe (your character) has quite a few moves at his disposal, for a side-scroller. The levels are hard and interesting, and the bosses pose a bit of a challenge as well. The one thing that really sells this game is that Joe acts exactly as we expect a ninja should: secretive, deadly, and ultra cool. As Duck Lord mentioned, the game does suffer from a short length. The difficulty should keep you busy for a little while, though. Oh, and be prepared to fight a lot of ninjas. Expand