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  • Summary: Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai. Harness the power of your Kuji magic and utilise the special skills of your Mini Ninja friends as you travel through a perilous world to reach the final confrontation with the Evil Samurai Warlord in his Fortress of Doom. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Mini Ninjas is just purely, simply a great video game. Period.
  2. 83
    Mini Ninjas is for the little gamers. The game has a lot of great humor and a very interesting visual style. But the missing cooperative option is a great miss.
  3. 80
    Even though Mini Ninjas might not be as in-depth or content heavy as its modern peers, it's still a beautiful, fun game that opens up ninja culture to kids.
  4. As a result of all the hard work, this is a rewarding game to play and one that everyone should experience.
  5. The cutscenes are lovely, the dialogue and voice over work stereotypical but fitting, and the soundtrack is a wistful traditional Japanese score that rekindles memories of The Karate Kid. Still, Mini Ninjas will do nothing to quell the growing call from core gamers for IO's "next-gen" Hitman game.
  6. Mini Ninjas is not an excellent game, but it's a very recommendable title for all ages.
  7. IO Interactive deserves credit for going in such a different direction from their usual shooter fare. Alas, the result is a beautiful game without a soul. Like a piece of gum, everything great about Mini Ninjas can be experienced in the first few minutes. After that, its sweetness is just a quickly fading memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. DS
    Dec 7, 2009
    This is actually a charming and fun game. Think of it as Tenchu meets Samurai Jack. All the fighting, story, and stealth of Tenchu without the blood or gore. The story is fun and the game play on PS3 is very intuitive. Graphic style and music really give the game atmosphere. Hands down the best PS3 game I've bought in months. Expand
  2. BillH
    Sep 8, 2009
    I'm rating this game absed on having played the Demo on the PSN and then having purchased the game the next day and having put in about 4 hours of gameplay tonight. I love it. If you're into action-adventure, RPG, platforming, and/or stealth I'd be very surprised if you don't like this game. If I were to use other games to describe this one, it'd be a beautiful, huge, awesome version of the better Ratchet and Clank titles of the previous generation. I don't know about it's length, but I know I'm not far into it just because there's so much to explore that I haven't been moving at an incredibly fast pace and that says a lot in and of itself, because the reason for that is that I'm so impressed I don't want to miss anything. There have been numerous times I've found myself just panning the camera to take in the majestic views afforded by the game and welld esigned levels coupled with a well realised and striking graphics scheme. I'm going to get back to it, I just wanted to post something that may or may not be of use because Iw asn't sure if I was going to hate myself for spending the money before I got it and there wasn't a lot of valuable review data out when I made the purchase. Expand
  3. EthanR
    Sep 15, 2009
    I bought this for my 8 yr old's birthday and he is having a blast. It's pitch-perfect for younger kids. His 10 yo brother has been itching for a turn, too. Very good game, very kid-friendly and engaging. Expand
  4. RichardD
    Sep 16, 2009
    Excellent, fun, sit-back-and-play title. Looks and sounds great. Funny and cute. Played through it on Medium the first time, then made it about half way through a second time on Hard, finding the collectibles, unlocking trophies/achievements, and just experimenting, before my attention turned to a different game. The game could have used a bit more content. Something like multiplayer online or offline splitscreen co-op, and maybe a slightly longer story. Reminds me of I-Ninja on the PS2. Io Interactive has definitely laid the ground work for a good new game series. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2012
    mini ninjas is a great action-plat-former with fun, action packed game-play, good music, ninja coolness and an awesome storyline. not perfect though... Collapse
  6. SpencerS
    Jan 8, 2010
    I enjoyed the demo and thought this might initally be a PSN Store '£15' game ... but it turned out it was a full price title at £40 - which I have to say, is just too much money. However, I picked it up for £13 in the Game Sale and really am enjoying it. I'm 37 and just enjoy the less hectic pace of it compared to other AAA titles - I need a break from MW2 ! Kids will love it - it's not 'tough' or too challenging. It's bright, fun, colourful and simple to play, but not moronic. At a reduced price, this is a great game - but probably not worth the full asking price - pick it up for around £15 and you'll be rewarded with a cute old-skool game that will relax and entertain. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2013
    Un juego muy innovador, no hay ninguno de su categoría en Playstation 3, al menos de este nivel, es entretenido, engancha desde el principio, tiene una trama notable, lógicamente los gráficos y las cámaras cuando luchas dejan mucho que desear, flojea en mas aspectos..pero el caso es que es muy entretenido para niños y jugarlo en familia, lo recomiendo. Saludos y que lo paséis genial con este juego ^^ Expand

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