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Mini Ninjas Review

One of the most difficult feats in the entertainment industry is producing something that appeals to younger children as well as adults.  Pixar is the undisputed master of this, with such gems as The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc. to their credit.  Creating humor that can appeal to both age groups is hard to accomplish, but some of the most popular and enduring titles are able to pull this off seamlessly.

 

Well move over Pixar, because there

In what the developer admits is a

All the sound work is so well done; it

The control scheme for Mini Ninjas is very nicely laid out.  The default button assignments are ones that every player should be used to

The tutorial level for Mini Ninjas takes place on Ninja Mountain, where you have to visit the different masters and perform tasks that introduce you to the combat and general gameplay of the title.  The game does an excellent job of keeping the tutorial moving along, with plenty of variety in your tasks.  Too many games have training levels that move too slowly or last too long, Mini Ninjas does not have that issue at all.  One of your first tasks is to retrieve your friend Futo, who is supposed to be training with you.  Unfortunately, Futo likes to eat more than train, so you just follow the trail of apple cores to find your friend (at least he

The replay value is the one area where Mini Ninjas falls short.  As in,

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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