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Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:06 am
by kiwimike
Last Ninja was the first one I remember, but the two I loved especially were Tenchu and Bushido Blade

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:24 am
by Bluce_Ree
There was a game called Samurai for the Speccy. It was a top down turn-based strategy game. A bit like Rebelstar but not as good, or as nice looking. But it was still pretty decent.

Ninjas were in it too as the ranged units you could hire.

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:49 pm
by pratty
As mentioned in the Switch thread, if you pre-orded the digital version of Samurai Shodown on the Switch early next year, you also get the Samurai Shodown 2 Neo Geo Pocket Colour game.

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:52 pm
by DPrinny
The best (the best the best) of Ninja games

Shinobido 1/2, basically the same game, two has some extra stuff and is a VITA EXCLUSIVE!!
Its a successor to Tenchu in every way, only downside is it lacks maps.
Mystical ninja Geoman, hard games, but lots of fun
The ninja (master system), budget game, but good
Tenchu series, avoid the awful Wii version
Shadow warrior, DONT MESS WITH LOW WANG!!
Ninja assault, wait do ninjas use guns?
Red ninja, actually, bollocks to that game its terrible

Samurais and that
Samurai Jack, its a cartoon tie-in, its actually decent (he got back in the end)
Last blade, video game pixel art at its best, 2D fighting at its best
Samurai warriors, well I had to include it didn't I?
Second Samurai, the first never clicked with me, the 2nd one on MegaDrive is a great action platformer for two players
Way of the samurai, open ended do as you please game

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:01 pm
by pratty
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was a highly regarded Samurai-ish game. I owned it briefly and while it looked beautiful I found the gameplay a bit repetitive.

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:29 am
by kiwimike
Oh how could I forget one of my old favourite Sega Master system games?! Kenseiden....thats a great wee game, despite my bad spelling of it

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:52 am
by c0nfu53d
Ninja Warriors Again SNES (or saviours on the switch remaster)

Ninjas are awesome and cyborg ninjas even more so.

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Also Shadow Warriors on GB. I seem to remember a double dragon style fighter with the same name which was pretty good too.

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Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:32 am
by Antiriad2097
c0nfu53d wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:52 am
Also Shadow Warriors on GB.
Also on Spectrum now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl213Z34wVM

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:52 am
by paranoid marvin
Well, there's the bizarrely named Ninja Scooter Simulator (Metrocross clone).

As has been mentioned, Usagi Yojimbo is a good 8 bit title to seek out and Lords of the Rising Sun was an interesting Cinemaware title (though some of the mini-games were a bit rubbish). Ninja was a fun Mastertonic budget title (with a great soundtrack). Ninja Masster was an utterly abysmal Speccy Decathalon-style game (with some interesting digitised sound effects).

Probably one of my favourites from back in the day though was Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja which was a great 2 player fun arcade game

Re: Samurais & Ninjas

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:40 pm
by GarryG
'Sword of the Samurai' for the PC. One of the first PC games I had, along with 'Ancient Art of War.'