|Ninja Warriors (SNES)|
Genre: Beat 'em up
Released: USA: 1994 JPN: 1994
|From the introduction of the Japanese version's English text:|
This once great and opulent nation, is now in the midst of a terrible crisis. Banglar the tyrant, having become the ruler of this nation, used his powerful army to oppress the population.
From the introduction of the US version:
This once great and wealthy nation lay in the midst of a terrible crisis. The tyrant, Banglar, used his forces to strike fear and terror into the people. Once brainwashed, they lost the power to think for themselves.
Called Ninja Warriors Again in Japan, this game is either the sequel to the original Ninja Warriors or a retelling since both have the same exact story. Kunoichi appears just as she did in the original game, Ninja may or may not be a redesigned version of the original blue ninja and Kamaitachi is an all new character. Oddly enough, the face of the original blue ninja appears in a split screen with Kunoichi during the introduction cinema. Drone enemies like the cap-wearing soldiers, beret-wearing soldiers, fire-breathing ninja, and oni-masked ninja return as well. Even a few backgrounds like the military base appear in a new form.
Taito outsourced the game development to Natsume just like they did with the SNES version of Kiki Kai Kai (also known as Pocky and Rocky). Natsume has created it's own classic ninja game, the criminally slept-on NES platformer Shadow of the Ninja. The heroes in that game just happen to be a male ninja in blue and a female ninja in red who must fight a futuristic military force.
While the cyborg ninja heroes in the game don't show the battle damage seen in the original arcade game, the damage happens all at once as soon as their lifebars drop to zero and they begin to explode.
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Sprites - Ninja Warriors series|
Custom Sprites - Taito sprite edits
Tips and Cheats - Area Select code
Beats of Rage - enemy Soldier character (incomplete)
Logos - Ninja Warriors series logos
Mini Logos - Taito section
Minus World - replaced female enemies talked about in 'Sidbillies'
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