If you like fun, good natured games where it involves you saving the world from a psychopathic samurai warlord, then bring on the Ninjas! From the makers of Hitman comes Mini Ninjas.
Zavvi are currently offering the cheapest price for Mini Ninjas at £17.95. The next best price stands at £21.99 from The Game Collection, which means you save a few quid.
Mini Ninjas follows Hiro, as he tries to find his missing friends and defeat an evil Warlord hell-bent on taking over the world. It follows your stereotypical Japanese styled game where, one must grow stronger and wiser in order to defeat your enemy.
Mini Ninjas doesn’t take itself seriously, which I think improves the overall quality of the game. It’s for kids and adults alike, which is a huge step away from IO Interactive’s Hitman franchise. This can be seen in the cartoon-like graphics, fun sense of humor and lack of gore. The graphics are good, and the scenery really takes you into Japan.
As you progress further in the game you unlock new abilities and spells to use. One that I found fun to play with was the ability to transform Hiro into different types of animals. This allowed me to sneak past guards and stealthily attack them from behind, which brings me onto my next point. The combat is weak. The attacks are pretty basic and there’s not a lot of variety when fighting in close combat. When you find your missing friends you have the option to switch between characters, each specialising in different fighting styles, but on the whole the combat is fairly disappointing.
Mini Ninjas is entertaining and enjoyable which offers the player a good gaming experience. If you can put aside the weak combat and focus on the entertaining cut scenes, humor and visuals, then you’ll certainly enjoy Mini Ninjas.
Thanks to andywedge on HUKD!