Ninja Five-O

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Ninja Five-O
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • EU April 11, 2003
  • NA April 22, 2003
Genre(s) Side scroller
Mode(s) Single player

Ninja Five-O, known in PAL regions as Ninja Cop, is a video game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, released by Konami in 2003.


The player takes role of the ninja cop Joe Osugi, who battles a group of evil ninja masters and the terrorist cells under their control.


Ninja Five-O features ninja swords, shuriken throwing stars, ninjutsu magic and a kaginawa grappling hook system to create acrobatic moves in the style of Bionic Commando.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 83.73%[2]
Metacritic 82 out of 100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 8.5 out of 10[1]

IGN listed Ninja Five-O at number 23 in their list of the top Game Boy Advance games of all time.[4] In 2010, CraveOnline featured the game among top 10 Ninja games of all time, calling it "weird, fun, challenging, and a great homage to another awesome ninja game from the 8-bit era, Shadow of the Ninja".[5] According to GameFan, "Ninja Five-O was one of the biggest sleeper hits of 2003. Given lackluster sales it’s unlikely to spawn a sequel, but with everything it got right the first time one can only imagine what might have been."[6]


  1. ^ Harris, Craig (April 21, 2003). "Ninja Five-O - Game Boy Advance Review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ninja-Five O for the Game Boy Advance". Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Metacritic staff. "Ninja-Five O". Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Top 25 Game Boy Advance Games of All Time - GBA Feature at IGN
  5. ^ Top 10 Ninja Games Of All Time, CraveOnline, September 18, 2008
  6. ^ Ninja Five-O RETROspective