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Ett Ninja Gaiden för Spongebob-generationen.
Up: Att köra forsränning med ninjahatten som flotte är lika originellt som kul.
Down: Mellansekvenserna känns på tok för långa och pratiga för den yngre publiken.
A family-friendly ninja affair.
Even though Mini Ninjas might not be as in-depth or content heavy as its modern peers, it's still a beautiful, fun game that opens up ninja culture to kids. The folks at Io Interactive clearly have a lot of love for the genre, as the stirring environments and music make this journey a pleasure to experience.Although the combat is fun and grows as the game progresses, Mini Ninjas is still a little on the simple side and that will throw some gamers off (also, the boss fights are giant quick time events/button prompts, which is disappointing). With that said, this is the perfect game to introduce younger siblings or your own children to the classic Japanese tales and ninja quests so many of us love. I consider Mini Ninjas to be an extremely pleasant surprise.
A straight-forward ninja tale similar to its predecessors. I enjoyed everything here, though I would have liked to see even more.
Charming art style. Breath-taking environments that serve as notable tributes to classic Japanese set pieces. Otherwise, a simple-looking game that is clearly geared towards children.
A quirky yet enjoyable mixture of English and Japanese voiceover. Fantastic music to complement the visuals.
Combat is a bit simple for hardcore action/adventure gamers, but the multiple characters, collectible items and unlockable spells makes this an enjoyable quest.
Lasting Appeal (7/10)
Mini Ninjas is definitely a short game, but it can be enjoyed at your own pace. I would have liked to see a bit more, but considering the target audience, the length is just right.
Mini Ninjas Review
- Cartoon sensibility, Solid swordplay
- Pointless item collection, Pointless spells and stealth, Pointless character roster, Repetitious level design
ConclusionIO Interactive deserves credit for going in such a different direction from their usual shooter fare. Alas, the result is a beautiful game without a soul. Like a piece of gum, everything great about Mini Ninjas can be experienced in the first few minutes. After that, its sweetness is just a quickly fading memory.