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Ninja Shodown

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

9%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 5, 2017
PCSep 26, 2017
PlayStation 4Sep 28, 2017

Publisher: Rising Star Games

Genres: Fighting, Platformer

It’s every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana! Fight alone, team up or take on friends in brutal arena-based combat where the mighty prevail and the weak pay the ultimate price: death and dishonour! The year is 199X and the world teeters on the brink of total destruction. The mystical Jade Katana, stolen! Its power, so lethal! In the wrong hands, humanity will fall! And so the Viper Clan, sworn guardians of the Jade Katana, prepare to embark on their most perilous mission yet: retrieve the sword at all costs! Use katanas, shurikens, bombs, machine guns, shotguns, bazookas and more as you battle your way through a variety of locations to become the ultimate ninja and fulfill the ancient vow of the Viper Clan. Intense local multiplayer action for one to four players, either competitively or co-operatively… You choose! Six distinct game modes – Last Ninja, Battle, Coin, Crown, Arcade and Infinite – and five unique locations – Temple, Dojo, Downtown, Museum and Area 88 – each with their own gameplay features Customise your ninja, then use a range of deadly ninja (and not-so-ninja) weapons to destroy anyone who gets in your way!
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Ninja Shodown is a good game but, without a multiplayer online mode, it lacks the amount of content to recommend it. Even though it is unbelievable fun with friends, the price it has isn't justified.

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Fun but shallow game without enough game modes to be entertaining for long enough.

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_________________________ “Nothing is more satisfying than blasting your buddy from across the screen with a rocket launcher

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Ninja Shodown is one of those games where the Multiplayer shines more than the single player experience.  That's not to say the game isn't fun alone; it is, but there's more mayhem to be had in multiplayer, especially Versus Mode.  It's hard to recommend for $15 if you don't plan to play with friends, especially with no online play, but if you have some friends who want to kick up some ninja-style mayhem, you'll want to check it out.

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