The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors Reviews

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Aug 29, 2019

A remaster of a remake - or something along those lines - this is an exceptional beat 'em-up experience.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2019

A fantastic blast from the past that remasters a long-forgotten classic that should now be recognised as one of the best scrolling beat 'em-ups ever.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a smart and slick reworking of a classic.

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7 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

I couldn't be happier about the return of the Ninja Warriors. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors takes classic arcade action and updates it for a brand new era of ninjas. Combat is slick and addictive, and every level is more enjoyable than the last. Unfortunately, the ride just ends far too soon, and without any extra modes or stages to battle your way through after the credits roll, this is an excellent but ultimately far too short experience. I hope the Ninja Warriors stick around longer the next time they return.

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79 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

Natsume shows one more time its mastery updating 16 bits classics, now with a beat'em up that keeps amazing and entertaining as the first time... For somple players maybe falls short in length and leave you wanting more: the 8 levels can be completed in less than 2 hours. Even with that, it's very fun and another hit for those that love couch coop.

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Christopher Buffa
Top Critic
7 / 10
Nov 7, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a fun throwback to a simpler time, but the bonuses don't make it a top five beat-em-up.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a surprisingly dense beat-em-up that is lots of fun to play, and the old school aesthetic does it wonders.

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90 / 100
Oct 15, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a refreshing take on a classic game. Its fast paced action and beat 'em up styles feels like a natural fit on the Nintendo Switch. With its updated graphics, audio, and game modes, it makes this game perfect for a quick fix for action and chaos.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2019

The Ninja Saviors needs little introduction, proving to be as faithful to the SNES classic as one can get. The updated presentation and new characters make this a one-way trip worth playing once again.

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8 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

In a similar regard to Tengo Project's development of Wild Guns Reloaded, Tengo's game works well as a remake, because The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors retains the essence of a well-loved SNES beat-'em-up.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

The lack of massive changes to The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors bears a naked truth - there wasn't much needing to be changed in the first place. A challenging and resolutely satisfying side-scrolling slasher, fans of the IP's vintage and retro actioners in the genre at large will find much to enjoy here.

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9 / 10
Dec 10, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a blessing for beat'em-up fans who want to experience a game that's a fitting tribute to the golden age of side scrolling beat'em-ups. Thanks to its wide cast of characters, it's possible to play through over and over and to experiment with new moves and techniques, while the audio ambiance is nothing short of fantastic. Both a sequel and a remake of a 16-bit game, Return of the Warriors is a beat'em-up gem on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is that kind of slice of classic cake that brings with it the pros and cons of a bygone era, but at least it's the kind of game that makes you lust for the nostalgia-tinted days of funnelling coins into an arcade stand and engaging in some cathartic mayhem. Easy to pick up action, retrotastic visuals and a chance to feel like a hero with a power fantasy that works delightfully well on the Nintendo Switch.

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9 / 10
Aug 12, 2019

It’s like being a kid again, and stands as yet another essential Switch release you really should own.

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8.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

While I would have personally preferred the addition of three player support, or even extra stages or modes, Natsume and Project Tengo did a great job of resurrecting a classic for modern audiences and adding two new playable characters.

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3.45 / 5.0
Oct 15, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is, at best, okay. It's the type of game you'll probably play a couple of times and never touch again. With a lack of explanations and arguably difficult situations, it doesn't encourage replayability. Don't get me wrong, it's fun, but not fun like The Simpsons arcade or X-Men. Still, if you really want to revisit a past title or just love the genre, it isn't anything special.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

It's a solid beat-em-up with solid gameplay that brings back some of the fun of the arcade classics like Double Dragon and Final Fight. But once you beat it, unless you absolutely have to have the best leaderboard score, you'll hardly touch it again. If you love old school games as I do, this game isn't a complete waste of cash for the price. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors isn't a bad game, just not a great one.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2019

The Ninja Saviors: The Return of the Warriors is a revival of an old game in a style that is rarely seen these days.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors' highly-aggressive play style makes all other beat 'em ups seem slow by comparison.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

The Ninja Saviors is a blast from the past, and shows to newcomers what the fuss was about twenty years ago in both the arcades and the console market: pure, unadulterated fun for one or two players, as if it was september of 1994.

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