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Ninja-kun's Final Exam

by Thommy - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Only the final ninja exam stands between Ninja-kun and his future ninja career. Will he pass or will he die?

Note: Windows XP users may have to manually install .NET Framework 3.5 if not happened already.
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Tyro says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:33am

I liked the whole ninja-rope concept. The music was decently catchy as well.

zconnelly13 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:34am

Can't play it because I'm on a Mac but your game looks pretty cool. Want to see everything the ninja can do! Anyway you can port it or put it on the Web?

Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:36am

Very innovative mechanics! Awesome job!
But it's so hard and with no lives D:... I couldn't get past the enemy that chases me with a sword. How do you do it?

Crabman says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:39am

Sweet! Just earlier I was thinking how there aren't enough ninja games. :D

DaanVanYperen says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:40am

Very nice graphics! Didn't catch the tutorial panels the first time around, so tried to rope-trick everything.

juaxix says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:03am

Hey, you can download my game in .ste format and play it in shiva engine editor. I have uploaded a flash version too.
I have played your game, I think you should change the color of the help because for a first view you dont see it :D
I love the rope and the enemies, they are bad dudes! :)
the game reminds me of a friend's game called "ninja twins", nice art .
good job ;)

Thommy says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:49pm

You probably mean the last level. You can't go further at the moment :D

I plan to port it to Mac and Linux via Mono

Raphy says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:10pm

Very nice mechanics, especially the rope, good job ! It's kindda annoying to have to always go through the whole level again tough. (I die a lot :D )

Coblynau says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:15pm

Interesting game; like the use of the rope. Sound worked well. Good job. :)

Donutttt says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:21pm

I love the graphics and the soundtrack, and the game is fun. Great work!

gingerBill says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:28pm

I loved the music and the gameplay; it was a very good concept. A very fun game but some levels were quite annoying as I could not climb quick enough but that is probably how you wanted it.

P.S. Ninjas are awesome!

Ashedragon says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:29pm

More fun than I was expecting!

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:52pm

The first levels are fun, but after that it gets kinda repetitive. And after dying on level 6, I don't feel like starting all over.

Sink says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:58am

Awesome game! The background can get a bit distracting though. The level design was really quite good, it made me feel pretty cool to trow shurikens while hanging from a rope. Also the sound effects were very satisfying and felt great! I just wish you didn't have to start the whole game over when you die, I feel like restarting the level would keep the player's attention more. Great game and awesome mechanic!

HuntTheWumpus says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:27pm

Very nice graphics (and parallax background!) The ninja rope was cool, and it looked funny when the ninja hang upside down :) Got a little bit annoyed that I have to do the whole game again after I died (but I think, that's the challenge if you want to get a ninja ;)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:49pm

Nice Idea!!! :D

juaxix says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:12am

I have added a Windows version of the game ;)
Thanks for trying

Ludipe says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:35pm

Fun but a bit repetitive, also the background was quite distracting.

The concept is original and it's a nice game.

JaymeeMak says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:33pm

Can't play, mac

minibutmany says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 12:16am

This is really cute, and fun. It took me a really long time to get past level three though!

csanyk says ...
Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:58pm

What are the controls? Is there an attack?

csanyk says ...
Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:07pm

OK I figured out left/right arrow, space, and... "1" to attack? This is a really awkward layout for a keyboard, making the game unnecessarily difficult. Also, it doesn't seem like I can hoard ninja stars? I wasn't sure if I lost my inventory after going through a door, or if I could hold no more than 2, or what, but it was a disappointment after cleverly avoiding having to kill samurai on earlier screens, thinking I'd saved a star, to find out that I didn't have as many as I thought when I arrived at the next challenge. I felt like I was deprived of a reward for being clever.

All in all quite good, but needs a few tweaks to become great.

BradleySmith says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Neat pixel art style and colour pallet. :)

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