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  • Summary: He might be small, but he's one angry Ninja. I-Ninja stars a consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. Challenged by the world's most wicked villain, Master O-Dor, and his menacing army of Ranx, the young ninja must now put his skills to use. With access to multiple weapons, including shurikens, swords, blowguns, and rocket launchers, guide I-Ninja through imaginative missions, mini-quests, and a face off with a menacing 150-foot robot. There is no challenge too big or risk to great for I-Ninja. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. I-Ninja just oozes with a perfect blend of charm, humor, and visual quality that has been long overdue in a platform game. A definite must-own title.
  2. After starting out with some interesting gameplay and moves, including a adventurous amount of big Boss battles, I-Ninja falls back on a few too many standards of the genre that go back to the granddaddy of the modern platformer, "Super Mario 64."
  3. It's not easy, it's pretty funny, and you'll only rarely do the same thing twice. It's there to test a wide variety of skills, or to simply entertain those with short attention spans, and it succeeds at both.
  4. Those who are up to the task will find I-Ninja to be a short but well-crafted third-person action game with a surprising variety of gameplay.
  5. 70
    The controls hold up better than in most platformers, the levels are well-designed, and your character has a good repertoire of attacks.
  6. I love what this game offers - classic 3D platforming with a supercool mini-ninja dude. The problem is, I-Ninja doesn't offer a whole heckuva lot of it. You can blast through the entire game in a few sessions. [Dec 2003, p.192]
  7. There are some bright points, such as an abundance of moves, and some interesting levels, but this is overshadowed by bland presentation and disjoined gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AnthonyC.
    Mar 30, 2004
    This game was good it had all the styles of games in it and it has a system of leveling for sowrds and other things and it's just the bomb.
  2. Uter
    Feb 11, 2004
    I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The presentation and graphics are way better than I expected. The gameplay variety keeps things interesting. I also really like the humour - it reminds me of those stick figure martial arts shorts. Collapse
  3. Aug 11, 2014
    I-Ninja is one of the coolest platformers I've played in my life. Its got good graphics, a decent soundtrack, a decent plot, and really epic gameplay. The only two problems I had with this game is the crappy ending and voice acting (while its good, they used the same lines all the time), but other than that, its a great hidden gem for the Xbox, PS2, Gamecube, and even PC.
    Highly recommend you check this game out!
  4. JB
    Dec 31, 2003
    It is not possible to save your game often enough . . . .this would alleviate some real frustration for the novice gamer.