Ninjin: Clash of Carrots

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Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

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Dusk Fox
Unscored
Jan 9, 2019

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a very enjoyable, simple and fun experience you can take on at any time you want a little rush. With quite a few hours worth of gameplay to dive into, if you are looking for a colorful action beat 'em up with a twist, then Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a solid choice.

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Scored Reviews

TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an absolute joy to play. With a sharp sense of humor, surprisingly deep gameplay, and a wealth of content to enjoy, this is one giant leap for bunnykind.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

Ninjin was a surprise title that I had a great time with. Both local and online coop modes will allow more people to join in on this adventure and win back their carrots from the Mole Shogun. If you are looking for a fun game with silly humor and quick gameplay, give Ninjin a shot.

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Nindie Spotlight
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

Aside from the consistently silly characters and overall sense of light humor there’s not much more to tell than this about Ninjin: A Clash of Carrots. It is a game that is very clear in what it is shooting for and it not only does a fine job of getting there, I’d say it crushes it out of the park. While there are certainly more weighty and brutal beat-em-ups on the system the quick and charming gameplay of Ninjin absolutely stands alone on the system. Especially if you have a friend to party up with, this is a great title to simply enjoy.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2017

Overall, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a fantastic little game to pick up and play.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a really fun and exciting side-scrolling beat-em-up game with a hint of a Schmup. You won't have an easy time as you traverse throughout the map in pursuit of the evil Shogun behind stealing all of your towns carrots, all whilst spending said carrots on buying yourself new gear! A lot of times you'll find yourself overwhelmed by the constant barrage of enemies which come at you from all positions, just remain cool and calm and find their weaknesses. The art style and music perfectly suit this hidden gem and I hope more people pick it up and try it out for themselves!

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

Its final boss is destined to prevent all but the most dedicated of players from truly finishing it, but the journey there is so enjoyable that most won't care. Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is so unique that you can't help but give it some slack.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a kooky ride through feudal Japan in search of carrots. It's fast, it's fun, and it's great with two players. Give it a go if you're looking for some cartoon-y action with a friend.

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Daily Mirror
Sep 12, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots' decent gameplay and lovely graphics make for an enjoyable experience, and there's enough differences between the characters and with weapon customisations to keep you playing. The completionist in me could spend days trying to unlock them all but the button masher in me just wants to pick up whatever is at hand and whack enemies. It's an addictive title with great replayability.

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Planet PlayStation
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an action packed experience. While the story is barely interesting, the humorous moments are worth a giggle or two. The gameplay is simple enough that virtually anyone can enjoy, and its highly replayable. It’s challenging, but fun in a way that makes you want one more go. With 20+ hours of gameplay, and the inclusion of both online and couch co-op, Pocket Trap’s debut effort is worth your time.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2018

A quirky and charming beat-em-up with plenty of variety, strategy and humour. If the challenge doesn't put you off, you'll find yourself having having a great time.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 7, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is deceptively simple. There is enough depth to give players motivation to get better or try different things, though not enough to change the core experience. Even though the graphics are cute, there isn't much that stands out. Combine this with challenging enemies and deeper mechanics and you have an interesting experience. It's perfect if you're looking for something different to play locally or just like the genre, without there being a real hook for anyone else.

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TheXboxHub
Nov 12, 2018

Overall though and Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an interesting game. It brings a unique – albeit rather dull – story, and a rarely seen gameplay style to Xbox One

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Xbox Sector
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

Ninjin struck me as just a little too frantic for its own good. Co-op is good fun and there's certainly plenty to unlock but, at £12.99 this might be just outside impulse buy range for most people.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

Ninjin; Clash of Carrots is funny and cute. It is an evolution of the classic endless runner for smartphones, with more contents and a lot of weapons and customization suitable for the playable characters.

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GameCrate
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

The game is cute and looks great, but thanks to its control scheme, isn't very fun to play.

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VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 15, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a nice little game with lots of replayability.

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TrueAchievements
Sep 16, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots starts out as a silly, colorful beat 'em up, then takes a dark turn down a surprisingly frustrating and challenging path.

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Rice Digital
Oct 11, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is out now on PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam. Do you think Ninjin and his ninja skills have done enough to sell you on his adventure? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and check back for more coverage of titles like this and Japanese games too.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 4, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an enjoyable and fast-paced beat'em-up that brings to the Nintendo Switch some of the aspects that made this genre extremely popular in previous decade. It does not go all the way through, as Ninjin can become very repetitive and without the same charm of the genre's classics.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 3, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots tries so hard be like old time Beat 'em Up titles, and even tries to change the genre's formula by using Endless Runner mechanics, but it has failed in both, and the final result is a shallow, repetitive، boring and incomplete Beat 'em Up title.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 15, 2018

Stylish presentation and quirky fun are Ninjin: Clash of Carrots's standout selling points. Retro graphics and an eccentric storyline are the heart and soul of the experience, even if the script is at times frustratingly over-the-top. Ultimately, Ninjin holds up as a mostly fun experience, but its co-op modes, amusing story, and enemy variety fail to overpower an over-simplicity that lets it down.

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FingerGuns
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 3, 2018

Ninjin Clash of Carrots is a blast in co-op, but difficulty spikes may put you off the challenge on your own.

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Killa Penguin
Sep 10, 2018

I’m very much on the fence about this one, admittedly, as buying new equipment that allows you to effortlessly carve through waves upon waves of enemies can be incredibly rewarding, and a lot of the underlying ideas here are solid. The execution just trips up often enough that Ninjin: Clash of Carrots‘ attempts at variance start to feel like unfair gimmicks.

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Hardcore Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Sep 10, 2018

Clash of Carrots had the potential to be a real diamond in the rough, but it quickly becomes apparent that it's not when its novelty begins to fade.

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