• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 1998
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27

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  1. 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 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
    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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  2. 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 hugely enjoyable. The impressive boss battles, quirky presentation and fantastic music also help to make this a really fun experience.
  3. Jan 7, 2014
    9
    For a game that was launched in 1998, along with classics such as Metal Gear Solid and Ocarina of Time, Mystical Ninja stood (and still does) by its own merits. This is a very underrated game, as has been stated by other users. The soundtrack is just amazing, one of the best on the N64. Minor problems such as camera angles and bad framerate can be annoying sometimes, but they sure don'tFor a game that was launched in 1998, along with classics such as Metal Gear Solid and Ocarina of Time, Mystical Ninja stood (and still does) by its own merits. This is a very underrated game, as has been stated by other users. The soundtrack is just amazing, one of the best on the N64. Minor problems such as camera angles and bad framerate can be annoying sometimes, but they sure don't take away from the immersive experience Mystical Ninja delivers. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2011
    7
    i dont undrstand bad reviews i actually liked this game its pretty weird but is a japanese style rpg adventure plataformer and its fun which is the most important thing i loved goemon turning into super sayan and giant robot battle
  5. Oct 23, 2011
    0
    i dont undrstand bad reviews i actually liked this game its pretty weird but is a japanese style rpg adventure plataformer and its fun which is the most important thing i loved goemon turning into super sayan and giant robot battle
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
  1. In conclusion, this is a pretty good game, but I doubt I'll add it to my library since it isn't that difficult and doesn't have any lasting value.
  2. An enjoyable, fun-filled game which should keep you puzzling for a long time to come.
  3. Mystical Ninja had a nation of young adults spiking and dying their hair. Or not. [Jan 2004, p.189]