(Wii Virtual Console / Commodore 64)

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance (Wii Virtual Console / Commodore 64)

Game Profile

The Ninja, known as the Mystic Shadow Warriors, were the elite fighting force of Ninth Century Feudal Japan. The evil Shogun Kunitoki has once been beaten but has gathered all his mystic powers to create a modern day tyranny in Manhattan. Encounter your arch-enemy Kunitoki within the urban jungle and conquer him with your Ninja style skills.

Transported to Manhattan of 1988 by an unknown force, the Ninja leader Armakuni needs to find a way to defend himself against the unknown dangers that lie before him.

Will this be the final battle? Can you vanquish the evil Kunitoki once and for all?

Game Review

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USA USA Version

Posted by Dion Guy

The Ninja, known as the Mystic Shadow Warriors, were the elite fighting force of Ninth Century Feudal Japan.

The second instalment of the Last Ninja trilogy transports Armakuni to New York, where he must confront the evil Shogun Kunitoki once more. Your travels are once again displayed in a flip screen isometric format, as you explore the unfamiliar...

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User Comments (42)

timp29

#1

timp29 said:

This game was years ahead of its time on C64. I would say this is a must download for everyone (older than 25 anyway) :P

Just a question I am throwing out to some serious fan boys. Did anyone ever hear the remix cd of a band called White Zombie - Super Sexy Swinging Sounds. That cd had a blatant rip off of the soundtrack from the streets levels of last ninja 2. (Thats also an indication of how good the music in this series was!!)

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

I was a big fan of these two games. In fact, of the Commodore 64 action titles, only Forbidden Forest and Karateka would rank above The Last Ninja titles.

Cooldued59

#3

Cooldued59 said:

It kinda is weird that they could make the gave so advanced for the C64 and make the ninja in the bottom left blink his eyes.

EDIT; Oops bottom right.

Mr_64

#5

Mr_64 said:

Good to see another classic System 3 game out on Virtual Console. Last Ninja 2 is rock solid to play but very rewarding and the graphics and soundtrack are amazing for an 8-bit game.

Fingers crossed for Flimbo's Quest, Myth, Tusker and Turbo Charge now!

Dehumanizer

#7

Dehumanizer said:

A great game indeed, with fantastic music (I sometimes fire up Sidplay to listen to this game's soundtrack while working).

One note of warning: the video above acts as a spoiler for the entire 1st level and more, so avoid watching it too closely. :) The player gets all the secrets in the first level and plays almost perfectly, and it's more fun to discover things on your own. You have been warned... :)

Falk_Sturmfels

#8

Falk_Sturmfels said:

I downloaded the first part. Its much more better playing these great classics with the cube controller. This second Ninja I don`t have to buy, because I own it for my original C64. If part three shows up, I will be Mr. Download again.

Terra

#9

Terra said:

Did not expect this so soon. I'll probably get this soon as i'm buying some points for either Lostwinds or if it's released here, which it probably will now, Super Mario RPG

DazzaAdmin

#12

Dazza said:

@Junichi - Guess you haven't played Ninja Gaiden II then! Ryu can not only swim, but he can walk on water! :p

Ninjas > Pirates - end of! lol

Adamant

#13

Adamant said:

"Fingers crossed for Flimbo's Quest"

Oh hell yeah. First console game I played in my life (on the C64GS), I need to see this again.

PRP

#14

PRP said:

If you find the controls on the D-pad a little difficult here's a useful tip: pressing "J" on the virual keyboard will change the control scheme so that you don't have to press on the diagonals anymore, for example pressing up instead of up-right to move in that direction. This makes things a lot easier, especially jump sections. Alternatively you can use the GC controller (the analogic stick of the Classic Controller doesn't work).

Dion

#18

Dion said:

Your English is far better than my Italian! :) Thanks for the tip PRP; it's worth trying out if you can't get on with the default controls.

Mr_64

#20

Mr_64 said:

It'd be great if someone released a Competition Pro or Zip Stick controller for use on the old 8-bit games! That'd be mint!

Dehumanizer

#21

Dehumanizer said:

As an "old timer" who's played this game back in the late 80s, I'm curious. For anyone who's never played this game either on the C64 or on the (inferior) ports... if you've downloaded it now for the VC and played it for the first time... what do you think of it? Have you completed it, or anything near that? Is it too difficult? Too easy? Do you find it fun, or just something for nostalgic old farts? :) Really, I'd like to know...

KeeperBvK

#22

KeeperBvK said:

Is it still possible to miss crucial items for later stages, meaning you would have to restart the whole game?

timp29

#23

timp29 said:

yeah, in the office level there is a code you have to obtain to be able to complete the game. Id recommend writing it down if you get to that bit!

Chipmunk777

#25

Chipmunk777 said:

@Dehumanizer

It definitely looks interesting. It's before my time (I'm only 19, I was born in the late 80s! :P) but I'd love to give it a try! From watching the video, the puzzles seem very unique. They aren't complex, unrealistic puzzles, from what I saw. It honestly seems like this game does a lot of things that I've never seen in a game before (things I wouldn't think to DO in a game, like waiting for a stoplight to turn green before crossing a street, waiting for a boat to come by instead of just jumping straight into the water)

C64 support for the US would be awesome, I've never played any C64 games in my life

Outrunner

#26

Outrunner said:

Woot! Other Flimbo's Quest fans exist!!! I've never come across anyone who's played it before. It'd be an instant download for me if it ever appears.

stephen_c

#27

stephen_c said:

Flimbo's Quest would be added to my download list too!!

Ninja 2 is every bit as good as the first, if not better and certainly can be more frustrating.

Specially as KeeperBvK commented above if you miss some items then you get stck later in the game.

Yasume

#28

Yasume said:

Hmm, I'm not interested in C64 games at all, but this game looks kind of interesting. I may give it a shot someday.

SNK

#30

SNK said:

i remember buying this for the c64 in 1988 for £9.99 from r l gibbons,it was the best game ive ever seen.

Turbo_Genesis_64

#32

Turbo_Genesis_64 said:

I can't wait for this to hit North America!!! All indications are that this series gets better with each sequel. That is rare.

jhuhn

#33

jhuhn said:

You're in luck Turbo. The ESRB recently rated this game E10+ meaning a future Virtual Console release in North America is not far off.

Ristar42

#36

Ristar42 said:

Hmm, what could I use these two toilet chains for...? This game was one of the best on the C64, Vendetta was cool too.

timp29

#37

timp29 said:

I had to laugh the first time I noticed superman flying past the office building.

Turbo_Genesis_64

#38

Turbo_Genesis_64 said:

@Bass XO

Actually, three months later to be exact. ;-)

Unless, you are going by some strange metric system math that us Americans are unaware of....

cheetahman91

#42

cheetahman91 said:

Can't say much about the gameplay, but it has some of the best music I've heard in a long time.

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