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  • Summary: 10 Second Ninja X is a hardcore sidescroller. You’re a ninja, there are robots, you’ve got ten seconds to destroy them all. Get three star ratings, climb leaderboards, discover secrets, and stop Captain Greatbeard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 85
    A furiously engaging speedrunning platformer, 10 Second Ninja X is as much about shaving seconds off your time in each level as it is concerned about shaving slivers off of your sanity, but never before has laying waste to your mental state while running a gauntlet of almost obscenely well-designed platforming levels been so much fun.
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    80
    If you’re a fan of the kind of ultra-difficult, ultra precise platformers that gained popularity a few years ago, then 10 Second Ninja X is right up your alley. It doesn’t reach the same heights of controller breaking frustration, which is probably a good thing, but with minimalist controls, short and to the point levels, and a whimsically silly story, there’s quite a lot to like here.
  3. Jul 25, 2016
    80
    10 Second Ninja X is a wonderful test of strategy, emotions and patience. The game will last as long as your anger skills, so prepare yourself if you ninja your way into this.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 26, 2016
    80
    Gamers who hold speedrunning and time trial challenges close to their hearts will be in heaven here. [Oct 2016, p.81]
  5. 75
    10 Second Ninja X is one of gaming’s simple joys for those who relish repeated challenges in order to shave fractions of a second off of leaderboard high scores. The downside is that it fails to cater to the players who don’t immediately appreciate that level of challenge, shutting the door to them pretty quickly.
  6. Jul 29, 2016
    70
    Great challenge, funny concept, but the visuals and level design could be improved.
  7. 60
    10 Second Ninja X is fun, but I definitely had to limit it to smaller sized doses.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 6, 2017
    9
    If you want a cheesy story to go along with a hard platformer, this is for you! The game takes inspiration from Super Meat Boy, but fasterIf you want a cheesy story to go along with a hard platformer, this is for you! The game takes inspiration from Super Meat Boy, but faster paced. As the name implies, you have 10 seconds to finish the level. This is done by destroying every single robot (which there are a variety of), and not being electrocuted (which can also happen many ways). There are multiple "stages" that have multiple levels. These levels get progressively more difficult the more you complete, and each stage has it's own twist that changes how you play the game. Each stage also has different tilesets and music. In my opinion, the default control map is good, but be aware there is no control mapping. My only complaint is the learning curve. The levels, as I said, do get harder, but each time you enter a new stage, it becomes significantly more difficult, although I think that's the point. If you've never played a game like Super Meat Boy or 10 Second Ninja, you should definitely try this game. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    This game is a blast. Time attack platformer with perfect controls. My qualms with this game is that difficulty is too hard too fast. Would beThis game is a blast. Time attack platformer with perfect controls. My qualms with this game is that difficulty is too hard too fast. Would be better if you could progress and then go back to get all the stars but you quickly hit a wall and cannot progress. Remapping controls would be nice. Runs perfectly on Vita. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2018
    7
    A game that does exactly what it says on the tin. You play as an unnamed, and seemingly mute, ninja and on each of the games stages you haveA game that does exactly what it says on the tin. You play as an unnamed, and seemingly mute, ninja and on each of the games stages you have ten seconds to clear the screen of all the enemy robots. As you progress different enemy types and obstacles are added to complicate matters adding an almost puzzle like element to proceedings.

    The game requires some quick fingers but thanks to the tight controls and well balanced learning curve I never felt frustrated and often ended up in that “one more go” loop many gamers will be familiar with. It won’t take long to complete (2-3 hours for most people) but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with 10 Second Ninja X and I’d recommend it to anyone that is a fan of games like Super Meat Boy.
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  4. Aug 8, 2016
    5
    Mediocre to good gameplay covered in terrible graphics, bad music and no story at all. You can't remap the buttons, although it requiresMediocre to good gameplay covered in terrible graphics, bad music and no story at all. You can't remap the buttons, although it requires precise movement. It offers some replay value to get all the stars, but I've got bored of it pretty soon. This game gets nowhere close to other platformers such as Super Meat Boy but it's an almost decent one. Expand
  5. Nel
    Apr 24, 2017
    5
    uber hard and very time consuming and can be very frustrating. Unless you enjoy to be very precise and it takes a long time to get good atuber hard and very time consuming and can be very frustrating. Unless you enjoy to be very precise and it takes a long time to get good at it, and the story is pretty bad. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2017
    2
    Impossible and intolerable for mere mortals. Casual gamers need to stay far away from this game. Physical copies should be surrounded withImpossible and intolerable for mere mortals. Casual gamers need to stay far away from this game. Physical copies should be surrounded with yellow and black barricade tape.

    The score is not a reflection of the quality of the game itself which, if you're an expert joystick fiddler, may be quite good. The basic premise is you are a ninja (obviously) who has 10 seconds (obviously) to kill all the Nazi robots in a level. You get up to 3 stars depending how quick you are and if you get enough stars you'll progress to the next chapter. The game is fast and level design, what I saw which wasn't much because I'm terrible, is thoughtful. By which I mean you normally have to think of a strategy to get the best time. But that's not enough, mostly you need controller control.

    My rating because this game is mostly unplayable by me (and this rating is mine): 2 / 10
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