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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: 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. Mini Ninjas is a rare gem amongst the mediocrity of E-rated rubbish. It probably won't win any awards for its gameplay, but you'll be having so much fun that you won't notice you are only pressing a few buttons.
  4. With Mini Ninjas you’ll get an entertaining and entertaining action adventure. I can recommend it to children and adults who are looking for a nonviolent game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    It's all over pretty quickly. [Oct 2009, p.110]
  6. Mini Ninjas is an extremely charming action/adventure game that should appeal to gamers of all ages and styles. The simple infectious antics of these ninja will appeal to the younger player, while the wide variety of ways to approach combat and stealth should entertain the more seasoned player.
  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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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 22, 2020
    10
    This game was my childhood and I refuse to give it anything under a ten. It's extremely underrated and is one of my favorite games to date.
  2. BillH
    Sep 8, 2009
    10
    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 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. DS
    Dec 7, 2009
    10
    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 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
  4. RichardD
    Sep 16, 2009
    8
    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 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. Nov 27, 2015
    8
    I hesitated a lot between 9 and 8 so think more of this review as an 8.5, now why did I hesitate ?

    Artistically Mini Ninjas is very hard
    I hesitated a lot between 9 and 8 so think more of this review as an 8.5, now why did I hesitate ?

    Artistically Mini Ninjas is very hard not to love with lovely musics and sounds than delight the ears are in perfect harmony with the action, and some of the cutest graphics I've ever seen even if the textures are a little rough on the edge they're okay for a 2009 game, really a great art job IO.

    The story is what you'll expect from a childish ninja game, with little jokes to please the older audience of the game, and if you want to finish the game to the 100% it will take you about 12 hours (with some replay value if you want to try different styles of gameplay), which is again what you'll expect with a game like that.

    Now gameplay wise if some camera issues during the fights is clearly the weak point of the game, the first hours were so awesome you'll be introduce to so many things you can choose to fight like a warrior, a ninja or a wizard using magic, collect ingredients to make potions, etc... That's when you realized that the same developers also did Hitman, you can deal with each situation in different ways, of course it's not as developed as in Hitman but still very nice to have. the issue is that you're given too much at the start and don't get anything new at the end of the game, and that the lack of difficulty, even in the hardest mode, also make those different not very important, no matter what you choose it'll always be easy.

    In conclusion this was a lovely game, especially the first hours that were awesome, but the lack of difficulty, a weak camera and some trouble in game design may ending boring you. Still a must for young players and recommendable for everyone else. A shame they didn't get a chance to sharpen the experience with a sequel.
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  6. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    mini ninjas is a great action-plat-former with fun, action packed game-play, good music, ninja coolness and an awesome storyline. not perfectmini ninjas is a great action-plat-former with fun, action packed game-play, good music, ninja coolness and an awesome storyline. not perfect though... Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2013
    7
    Un juego muy innovador, no hay ninguno de su categoría en Playstation 3, al menos de este nivel, es entretenido, engancha desde el principio,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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