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8 / 10
Aug 5, 2016

If you’re a fan of the kind of ultra-difficult, ultra precise platformers that gained popularity a few years ago, then 10 Second Ninja X is right up your alley. It doesn’t reach the same heights of controller breaking frustration, which is probably a good thing, but with minimalist controls, short and to the point levels, and a whimsically silly story, there’s quite a lot to like here.

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Jul 30, 2016

10 Second Ninja was already a very fun and enjoyable game in its initial release on PC, but now coming out as the more content heavy 10 Second Ninja X, console owners get to join in on the action with the best version of the game so far

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9 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a masterclass in simple design over showboating.

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45 / 100
Jul 19, 2016

The infuriating do-over nature of 10 Second Ninja X greatly sours the experience and takes away from what otherwise could’ve been a decent game.

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Aug 2, 2016

Hardcore PC platformer 10 Second Ninja was a delicious, if slight, slice of twitch gaming.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2016

10 Second Ninja is certainly well designed from a gameplay standpoint, but misses out on being great through the shear difficulty of it. But if you enjoy a real tough challenge, and if your reflexes are sharper than mine, then it might be worth a shot.

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is an addictive high speed platform game sporting some puzzle game elements which enrich the experience considerably. With its fast paced experience, smooth controls, good amount of content and replay value, 10 Second Ninja X is a game that no fan of platform games should pass on. The easy to learn, harder to master type of experience also makes it perfect for those who never considered playing a similar game. Highly recommended to all those looking for a fun and not excessively involving experience.

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72 / 100
Jul 31, 2016

10 Second Ninja is extremely easy to pick up with even easier to understand controls.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2016

A furiously engaging speedrunning platformer, 10 Second Ninja X is as much about shaving seconds off your time in each level as it is concerned about shaving slivers off of your sanity, but never before has laying waste to your mental state while running a gauntlet of almost obscenely well-designed platforming levels been so much fun.

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Jul 22, 2016

Ultimately, this is one of those rare games that really is exactly what it looks like. It's an indie platformer with plenty of heart and a challenge worth staying for.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is best described as a fantastic podcast game. That is to say, it’s the perfect game to play while you might be doing other things, like watching a show or listening to music.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is as unforgiving and unforgiving gets. Its unique 10 second time limit on each level will keep you on your toes and requires your full, undivided attention at all times. And although 10 Second Ninja X may have some issues with its difficulty ramp, overall it’s a beautiful little game that takes the best aspects of other speed-based platformers and, despite the name, can easily take up hours of your time. The game itself isn’t long, but going back to levels and beating your high score adds hours upon hours of replayability.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is one of gaming’s simple joys for those who relish repeated challenges in order to shave fractions of a second off of leaderboard high scores. The downside is that it fails to cater to the players who don’t immediately appreciate that level of challenge, shutting the door to them pretty quickly. Break past that barrier though? While it may not seem possible to do a run half a second faster for a three star score, persistence pays off as the slightest of shortcuts comes to heel, turning feelings of rage at the surmounting impossibility into a celebration that calls for a six pack and a cigar, before moving on to the next impassible trial.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a wonderful test of strategy, emotions and patience. The game will last as long as your anger skills, so prepare yourself if you ninja your way into this.

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9 / 10
Aug 3, 2016

This is a fast paced action game not to be missed as it was fantastic and is definitely refreshing to play. The game is well suited to be a go between to other games you’re playing as it’s so different. It’s great to see consoles being able to get in on what was a PC exclusive originally and with extra content makes that even better.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2016

10 Second Ninja X never truly reaches its pinnacle in the game-play department by a charming cast of characters and a surprising story push the game across the finish line.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2016

Four Circle Interactive’s 10 Second Ninja X offers plenty of intensely difficult challenges for players willing to bash their head against it.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a game with so many pros and so little cons, I don't see any reason to not pick it up and give it a try. It may not look like much at first glance, but dig a little deeper and you'll realize that this game is quite the gem.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is glorious, fast-paced fun. It’s frenetic action might make it ill-suited to long sessions, but for pick up and play goodness it’s hard to beat. It also really comes into its own when playing with a mate, letting each other take turns in an effort to take down a particularly brutal level. Of which there are a 100 by the way, so there’s plenty here to sink your teeth into despite theoretically being beatable in under 17 minutes

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2016

I greatly enjoyed my time with the game. As I wrote this 10 Second Ninja X review, I kept replaying each level over and over again until I managed to get a three-star rating on each level. Due to its arcade nature and how levels are 10 seconds long, this game will keep you coming back for more, as you play each level “just one more time” as you search for the perfect route.

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