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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 magicalPrepare 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: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. PC Format
    88
    A visual and aural feast. [Dec 2009, p.98]
  2. Developers of family games often do hackwork and resort to oversimplification. IO Interactive didn’t succumb to temptation and made a game that stands head and shoulders above its rivals.
  3. That said, I’m sure that a lot of “serious” gamers scoffed at the score, so if you’re a member of the group, you can take down some 10 points to get an “objective” mark and sleep soundly tonight. For everyone else, I strongly recommend that you at least try the demo, because it would be a shame to miss out on one of the most fun and relaxing games of the year.
  4. Six little ninjas have to save animals and fight an evil samurai warlord. Each of the ninjas has its own special ability, like stopping time, playing a flute to slow down enemies or use a hammer to smash opponents. It's a simple game but it's a lot of fun.
  5. PC Gamer UK
    71
    It's just a good game. [Nov 2009, p.98]
  6. 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.
  7. PC Zone UK
    65
    This is a simple game for simpler minds. [Dec 2009, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    10
    an outstanding game. the story is of several ninjas, lost and coming together to fight for their clan against the samurai clan. great graphicsan outstanding game. the story is of several ninjas, lost and coming together to fight for their clan against the samurai clan. great graphics with the cel shading and the gameplay is like playing super mario ninja. not a lot of games like this on the pc, so its definitely one of the best platformers. i played with a 360 controller so i suggest its best to play it with that. it has some great boss battles as well, which is always entertaining in ANY game. great level designs and lots of variety of characters to play. Expand
  2. JoshL
    Sep 8, 2009
    10
    Stunning game, 10/10 must play. Despite the coop, you can't bash this game for that.
  3. MagdyM
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    Even Though the game is simple, it has plenty to offer even the game achievements are fun to pursue.
  4. JasonH
    Dec 29, 2009
    9
    A great little game with hours of playability. Easy enough for the young gamer but challenging enough for older gamers interested in more A great little game with hours of playability. Easy enough for the young gamer but challenging enough for older gamers interested in more casual gaming. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2021
    9
    Jedna od zanimljivijih igrica, jeste grafika stara i secka ali je dobra i smesna i story je ok, lepo se sam PROVO :D
  6. Jun 3, 2012
    9
    Mini Ninjas is that little box you've seen, picked up, and considered every time you've entered a games retailer since late 2009. You've seenMini Ninjas is that little box you've seen, picked up, and considered every time you've entered a games retailer since late 2009. You've seen discounted, pre-played copies. You've asked yourself if it's worth it. You've tried to make a mental note to read some reviews when you got home.

    Your instincts were right.

    Everything, from the art style, music, voice-acting, sound effects, scenery, and plot of this game screams charm and entertainment. At first, the combat seems childish and simplistic. Do not be put off. It quickly grows satisfyingly, though not frighteningly, complex. You'll weave sword, spell, stealth, and stamina together in smooth combinations to yield success. It's accessible to children or new gamers, yet enthralling and savoury for the elite.

    Hack-and-slash games have a tendancy to be quite linear and limiting, disallowing experimentation and choice: not so with Mini Ninjas. Finding yourself on the wrong side of a narrow bridge with archers on the opposite shore, many titles would give you but a single option: a brave but reckless charge. Mini Ninjas grants you the prerogative, letting you equip a woven straw hat designed to deflect incoming arrows. On the other hand, you could eschew the guileless advance entirely, opting for stealth to travel downstream until you find a traversible part of the river, enabling you to surprise your foes from behind. You may also realize that you might expend some of your spiritual energy to temporarily possess the body of a nearby forest creature, using it to inconspicuously cross the bridge, then returning to your true form right in the enemy's midst.

    Clocking in at around 10 to 11 hours of total gamplay (there's no multiplayer), it's tough to justify spending the standard fee of around $30 for a console disc, or $15 on Steam. The next time you spot it for under $10, however, don't hesitate.

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  7. May 18, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand

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