(Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Ninja Combat (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Game Profile

Ninja Combat is a scrolling beat 'em up featuring, as the title suggests, ninjas. The game actually takes place in a modern setting, however, with cars, metal constructions and other newer technology.

You start with two ninja characters, but through the game you will meet other people who will offer assistance, such as a legendary ninja that uses two swords, a female wind magic user and a muscle man.

The game is quite an early Neo Geo game and it shows, because although the characters move quite smoothly, the backgrounds and various other things aren't very detailed.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

Ninja Combat is a scrolling beat 'em up featuring, as the title suggests, ninjas.

One of the first releases for SNK’s Neo Geo console, Ninja Combat is unsurprisingly a little rough around the edges. Graphically it’s not really a massive leap up from the likes of the SNES or Megadrive/Genesis (bear in mind that when this game was...

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User Comments (15)

Stuffgamer1

#1

Stuffgamer1 said:

Looks interesting from the video clip. I kinda hope this reaches the U.S. VC. Might be worth a download.

Link_O_Fett

#2

Link_O_Fett said:

Looks pretty fun. I've never heard of it before, but it could be worth download points if it reaches the U.S.

KeeperBvK

#3

KeeperBvK said:

Wow, this actually looks like the easiest beat em up ever. Just how easy would it be with a second player?!

100xp

#4

100xp said:

Yes, Butterfly Attack! I recall plugging in quite a few quarters enjoying this game. So much more fun with 2 players as well. We'll see how it turns out.

Adamant

#5

Adamant said:

"A rather mediocre attempt by SNK to cash in on the popular beat 'em up games released around the time, such as Final Fight."

^it's by ADK, actually, not SNK.

Golgo1327

#7

Golgo1327 said:

I put a ton of cash in this game back in the day. Hope it comes to the states

TRON

#11

TRON said:

I can appreciate a "B" game, and there's plenty of 2 star games that I've enjoyed way past their rating, BUT... 2 stars is generous to this poor excuse for a game. I just beat this game, and I would have to say that it lacks so many things that not only make a game fun, but at the very least a game. Many people have said this is a Final Fight clone, but it actually feels more like Golden Axe to me. The gameplay is repetitive to say the least with the limited move set you have (3-4 moves, and only two are useful...), and the unlimited continues combined with the fact that it doesn't reset your score when you continue, means that you really don't need more than 1 more to slog through this game. Completely no sense of accomplishment. I won't bash the graphics since it's a first gen NG game, but the art direction is questionable, kinda like World Heroes actually, but they get the job done, The end boss is cool, but thats about it. This game also throws so many cheap shots at you, that it's obviously designed to suck quarters from any poor saps pockets who is unfortunate enough to be playing this game and ACTUALLY feels the need to progress farther. Trust me, save your quarters for something better, like Pac-man.

The_Fox

#12

The_Fox said:

This is one of those games that I love but deep down I know isn't that great. That being said, it isn't awful, but 900 points is a steep price for the game.

retroranger

#13

retroranger said:

Ah, the memories... This was a coin eater when I was a teen. It is so great to have the opportunity to purchase this and all the other Neo Geo titles and have them in full. I remember years ago, other SNK titles were translated to other platforms and were a mess. This is certainly not one of the best titles to exemplify the power of the Neo Geo, but 900 points is a mere drop in the bucket when compared to the retail price in its hayday of around $150.00 US. If you enjoy mindless game play without having to empty your piggy bank, this is a fun game, but I would put my money on Metal Slug first.

CorbsAdmin

#14

Corbs said:

I used to play this at the ski resort we used to go to on vacations. It was the only video game they had in the place. Needless to say, I spent many a quarter on this mediocre title. :)

BrickRockwell

#15

BrickRockwell said:

I already have Nnja Commando, so despite all the advice against I'll probably spend 9 dollars to add this s--t taco to my collection, thus completing the bad ninja-arcade-style-gaming duo for the Neo Geo. I love the fact that the developer ripped off characters from Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi, the broken Engrish, the laughable "story", the difficulty. Basically, most of the reasons not to buy this in the review are qualities of some of the games I enjoy playing the most. Maybe I'm a masochist : )

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