December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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The Legend of Sneak Ninja Kill

by vidarn - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Take control of an evil ninja on a senseless quest for blood.

Control the ninja with the d-pad and use the A button for a devastating Ninja Kill Strike.
Take care not to let the civilians spot you.

This is a game for the original Game Boy and can be played on the real thing if you own a usb cartridge.
I realize most of you don't own one, but the game works just as good with an emulator (but you lose some of the oldschool charm).
I've included a link to one of the most accurate emulators I know, "Gambatte". There's download links for all major platforms on the sourceforge site.

I apologize in advance for the crappy ending!

Downloads and Links




Manuel777 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:33am

Holy crap how you did that in 48hs? O.o

Edocentrique says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:38pm

It's working, and original !

goerp says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:39pm

Whoa, how do you program for the gameboy, in assembly? Looks nice (although very very small on my monitor).
Ah, I looked at your post, you did it in C.
Still good.

aneeslol says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:44pm

Pretty neat game, although the detection felt kind of wonky sometimes.

GFM says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:52pm

You made a gameboy game?
That's awesome!!

Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:30pm

There are some minor bugs but I'm pretty sure those are emulator/gameboy related :)
A rather short but nice and definitely very original game! :)

Devenger says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:50pm

Cool choice of platform, but the detection system was ambiguous, and the enemies seemed unpredictable - two things that are nails in any stealth game's coffin. :/

PoV says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:58pm

Woo! GameBoy! I haven't worked on GameBoy for well over a decade. Nice to see somebody still cares. :D

Sam Driver says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:28pm

Very neat to get a working Gameboy ROM made, well done.
The game itself is nice too! The line of sight detection seemed to work fine for me, after a little time learning how it functions. I made it to the end, only had to kill a couple of people.

CappaGames says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:08am

Wish there was a way to play this on my actual game boy.

jsmars says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:11pm

Judging from the screenshot, it's playable on the gameboy, guess you need some kind of devkit. Nice job!

vidarn says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:32am

Thanks a lot for the comments!
I use this usb cartridge to run games on my game boy:
Great stuff if you're into game boy homebrew :)
Oh, and I'm sorry to hear the detection system caused some of you problems. I had some performance issues with it and had to cut some corners I'm afraid. That's the penalty for using C over ASM I guess...

fishbrain says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:06am

cooooooool! tricky game though.

Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:33am

Soooooo cooool! ^^ I got to play this on my Gamboy Classic cause I do indeed have a USB cartridge :D
Funny game, but shitty ending indeed :P hahaha

Maple says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:42pm

I could say It's cool that you made a Gameboy game like everyone else, but you already know that, so let's get down to business... The first impression on this game wasn't a good one when I started. I would get seen by people who had only just popped onto the screen in the distance. I only really started to become interested when I realised that the game got a bit better, with places to hide and then in the rooms of the building etc. I started to get a bit interested there, but the rest wasn't enough to hold me playing until the end, unfortunately. Also, the sounds could use some work, though I did like the graphics. It was a cool thing to make, but it's a shame it wasn't a little more captivating.

Mase says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:41pm

I was a little disappointed that there were no animations for the "Ninja Kill Strike." Nice environments though.
Maybe reduce the enemies' sight but make them walk around. Add some poison rice and throwing stars for the authentic ninja experience.

Dec 24, 2012 @ 12:42pm

Good job. I wasn't expecting a Game Boy game.

DST says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:33am


Jeremias says ...
Jan 1, 2013 @ 3:51pm

Nice to see a gameboy game. Sadly the game is a bit rough. It's hard to get not detected, because I have no chance to see in which direction they look before I enter there sight. Very nice retro visuals anyway!

Neonlare says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 9:28am

The fact that you got this all done in Assembly and running on Gameboys is amazing. The game has a bit of a wonky detection system but other than that this is pretty darn brilliant.

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