• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 1998
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
Buy On
  1. An enjoyable, fun-filled game which should keep you puzzling for a long time to come.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    Mystical Ninja had a nation of young adults spiking and dying their hair. Or not. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  3. 76
    If you're turned off by slightly strange Japanese humor, stay away from this game. N64 owners eager to get their hands on anything that smells even remotely of an RPG will find a funny title.
  4. This game is a solid title. Like a Honda Civic, it doesn't do anything to blow your socks off but it doesn't dissapoint you either. It's a reliable source of FUN!!

Awards & Rankings

13
6
#6 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
6
#6 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Jun 1, 2018
    4
    I don't know what it was about this game, but I just couldn't get into it. The game looked good and everything, I just didn't get invested inI don't know what it was about this game, but I just couldn't get into it. The game looked good and everything, I just didn't get invested in the story. Full Review »
  2. Feb 6, 2015
    9
    One of my top 10 N64 games of all time is right here!

    The soundtrack, the whacky Japanese humor, the beautifully solid gameplay filled with
    One of my top 10 N64 games of all time is right here!

    The soundtrack, the whacky Japanese humor, the beautifully solid gameplay filled with plentiful mini-games and hidden collectables, the ability to man your own Robot who is also a famous Hollywood star, along with his kick-butt opening theme. This game might not translate well to some, seeing as how it is extremely Japanese-y with it's references it makes but it's the odd charm to all of this that makes the game so much more memorable and entertaining. You also aren't limited to 1 character either, there are 4 in total, with two being playable from the get go, who are Goemon and Ebisumaru, both with unique attacks, abilities, and... in Ebisumaru's case "quirks",

    With all the fun I've had ever since I was about 9-10 years old with this game, I always remember the music above all else. It's soundtrack is just wonderful. I cannot recommend this game enough.
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  3. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    This is my go-to game for nostalgic pleasure. Though the platforming-heavy sections are quite average, the Zelda-like dungeons are hugelyThis is my go-to game for nostalgic pleasure. Though the platforming-heavy sections are quite average, the Zelda-like dungeons are hugely enjoyable. The impressive boss battles, quirky presentation and fantastic music also help to make this a really fun experience. Full Review »