posted by BoredinMN_30 (SAINT PAUL, MN) May 9, 2011
Member since May 2011
This is a good all around fun and easy game. The characters are small and cute little ninjas, and the dialogue and bosses in some parts are humorous. The game controls are smooth and easy and don't rely on shaking the Wii remote around to fight (thank god). You only shake the remote to pick up flowers and open gates. The ability to change characters any time is cool because each has a certain strength. The use of magic, like being able to take over animals or small ninjas, or cast lightning storms also rocks. You can also get instant kills with the power move which lets you stop time to target a number of enemies and kill them all in succesion. The landscapes are large and free roaming letting you search for flowers to make potions and collect koji statues. In all, this was a fun and easy game to play and figure out. Definite good rent.
Mini Ninjas was a pretty cool game for the age group. But it was a little silly as far as game play.
In the game you have to find Jutsu (spells) and search for plants so you can make potions and things that will help you on your quest. But most of the time it was pointless because you can beat any and everything in the game with an energy potion and some smarts. I didn't use any of the spells except for a few. Then the final boss battle comes up and I'm like "I gotta use the spells NOW."
We rescued six characters and you can switch between them. But it didn't really matter. The main character was the only one who can cast spells. If they gave him the power to shoot arrows and beat up super big guys, there would have been no need to rescue your buddies.
The camera was really poor and there was no auto lock on enemies. So it was hard to point at one guy and attack him. They could have put that on the Wii Remote pointer. They made the pointer control the camera and it was really difficult.
I got so tired of running through the forest and killing samurai I fell alseep several times. There were really no objectives but to get to point B and collect things on the way.
Other than that I really liked the characters and the environments. I just wish the programmers shortened the levels.
I rented this game since I, like many people, am a fan of ninjas. That being said, this has the be the slowest ninja game ever. You don't get the ability to dash until a few quests in, and the dash isn't that much faster, and doesn't work for very long. It probably wouldn't be so bad if there were something to do in between walking ever so slowly from one place to another, but its minutes of slow walking through grass, fight a couple enemies for a few seconds, walk slowly through more grass, talk for a while, repeat. I didn't last much longer than the second village until I gave up and returned the game.