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  • Summary: A giant UFO has appeared over Oedo Castle, and the Mystical Ninja is off to save the world again! Control Goemon and his giant robot, Impact, Ebisimaru, a truly twisted ninja, Yae, the part-time militant mermaid, and Sasuke, a mechanical warrior. This brave band must travel from town to town, collecting information and purchasing helpful items in their quest to defeat the dreaded Peach Mountain Shoguns. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. An enjoyable, fun-filled game which should keep you puzzling for a long time to come.
  2. 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. Mystical Ninja will be digital culture shock to the uninitiated. Mystical Ninja is a solid, quirky, and entirely rehashed title that holds its own well against the horde of painful Mario clones.
  5. 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.
  6. The odd nature of the story and world is a change of pace (now there's an understatement) from the rest of the pack, and this one is probably worth checking out.
  7. Combine equal parts Super Mario 64, Japanese soap opera, Telly Tubbies, and LSD freakout. Shake (don't stir). And pour into your Nintendo. This will approximate the effect of Mystical Ninja, the most incomprehensible of incomprehensible anime games I have ever seen. Confusing, obtuse, ridiculous and very, very mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    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't take away from the immersive experience Mystical Ninja delivers. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    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 Expand

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