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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    80
    Yes, Mini Ninjas wasn't the game we expected, but it's still a quality effort that compliments its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterpart. If you're in search of a runner that offers something different, this is $0.99 well spent.
  2. May 9, 2013
    79
    There's just enough individuality on offer thanks to these ninja threads to make this worth shuriken-ing down. [June 2013, p.85]
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    70
    Take some cute childlike ninjas, some cuddly animals and mix it together to make this fun, dependable Endless Runner.
  4. Mar 6, 2013
    70
    If you are just playing Mini Ninjas for a quick diversion and don’t get caught up in the implications that a paid system has on the scoring you are in for a treat. Those who want to sink tons of time and money into the title certainly can. I’d say that Square Enix has done a much better job at publishing a much better free to play title than they have in the past.
  5. Mar 19, 2013
    60
    With so many endless runners out there, Mini Ninjas doesn't feel like it does quite enough to stand out from the crowd, but the well designed graphics, use of different players and some nice power-ups still mean that it can be recommended to those fans looking for their next runner.
  6. Mar 7, 2013
    50
    A more novel addition is a crafting system lets you convert items you find into items and potions, but it functions more like a secondary currency than an alchemical minigame. There’s nothing egregiously wrong with Mini Ninjas, but nor is there a reason to give up on genre highlights like Punch Quest and Jetpack Joyride.
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    50
    A reasonably charming but ultimately forgettable endless-runner, Mini Ninjas is about as by the book as they come.
  8. Mar 12, 2013
    40
    Mini Ninjas has a unique approach to microtransactions, but finicky collision detection brings down what is otherwise a fairly average 2D infinite runner game.

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