gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Mini Ninjas is a well suited game for the younger audience, but Mini Ninjas is a fun game if you are into cartoon mischief. The gameplay is similar to the Ratchet and Clank series. Instead of a futuristic approach Mini Ninja takes on Japanese folklore. With the same Arcade style of game dynamics, the game is very easy to adjust to, very easy to control, and keeps you interested with a funny but witty storyline.
You assume the role of the Ninja, Hiro, who posses the power of Kuji Magic. In a forgotten land of peace and growth, a dark magic awakens. The Ninjas of Ninja mountain are called to defeat the evil power that is plaguing the peaceful land. Hiro, being the last ninja left, is set out by his Master to find what has happen to his fellow Ninjas and defeat the dark force that is taking over the peaceful land.
Mini Ninjas is very well designed. Being a Ratchet and Clank fan, I found the game pretty entertaining. You don't only play as Hiro, but you spend a good amount of time using him for objectives other ninjas can't perform. There is a total of 5 Ninjas you use, Hiro, Futo, Suzume, Shun, Kunoichi, and Tora. Each Ninja has their own special ability and technique to fighting. The levels are very open and you spend a good amount of time wondering around threw the levels. You don't automatically regain health, so you have to pick fruit, fish, or create a potion. The game is very well rounded and balanced well. The favorite things I liked was the ability to go to the extras and watch a small video of the ninjas background story once you have found/unlocked that ninja.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game is really endearing, the main character move so much like Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in regard to traversing the land. It really is a pleasant game to play, sceneries are gorgeous, and the music is very appropriate to the context. If you have kids this is a game that you will not regret picking up for them, it has there humor and is not overly difficult for them to play.
If Eidos does decide to make another, I feel that there should be levels tailored to the additional characters that you pic up along the way. In this game nothing is really gained by using the other characters. However nothing is lost using them as well.
Great Game, enjoyed every minute playing it and I know the kids will enjoy it as well.
Mini ninjas is a great action adventure title that throws you into a myhtic time of fudal japans past. Lots of hack & slash with some stealth aspects make for a worthwhile experince plenty of power ups,characters,wepons,magic and enough searching to stay intruiged looking for the sweet goods stashed through the well designed levels. I enjoyed laying waste to everyone possible knowing that I was saving helpless animals, (You go Peta!) Fun for all young or old!
Buy or rent you wont be let down.