We know zombies love Windows Phone 7 but hey where are the Ninja and Pirates games on WP7 ? Sadly not many games have made it on to the marketplace with ninjas in them. But recently a Ninja has infiltrated his ( or her ) way on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace and comes in the form of a free game called Shuriken Ninja. As the name suggest you are a Ninja armed with Shuriken ( the awesome ninja projectile weapons ). So how good is little Shinobi ? check out the review to find out.
This is another one of that game that does not throw a lot of options / settings your way. You can disable sounds and check out the about page or jump right in to the game. Once you launch the game you are presented with the level selector screen , there are 42 levels in this initial version. Once you complete a level the next one is unlocked. It looks like this particular ninja is still in training coz he is always in a room trying to hit various targets using his shurikens.
In each round you have 5 shurikens and there are various targets that you have to hit. these Targets come in various size and some of them will be constantly on the move so you have to time your throw and angle perfectly to hit a few of them. The initial rounds are fairly easy but it does get hard in the later ones. You will also find that the walls and obstacles are either made of wood or metal. You shurikens will get stuck in wood but you can bounce them off metal surface ( including another shuriken ) to take out multiple target in a single throw.
There is no background music but it does have some nice sound fx and the graphics are nice. In each round the game shows a message on the top part of the screen but almost immediately an ad will load up in this space and cover that message which was frustrating. I can understand the need for ads , but when it comes in the way of the game that can be annoying. Plz note that the actual gameplay does not get effected by the ads , its just the message on top that is covered. Having an ad free version for users might be a good idea :).
Now on to the real fun part , the developer has offered a level editor for this game ( click to launch, should work on firefox and ie ) You can launch a browser app and create your level and send it to the developer , who might include it it future version. Now this is great feature, not a lot of games offer a level editor on windows phone 7 ( click to check out a few we have come across ), so its great to see this. Overall its a great free game and I hope to see more levels added to it over time.
Shuriken Ninja Gameplay Video
Shuriken Ninja Screenshots
Version Under Review : 18.104.22.168
Background : yoritsuki
Shuriken Ninja is a FREE game for Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 7 Game Rating
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