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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Gameplay[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 82 out of 100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8.25 out of 10[2]
GamePro 4/5 stars[3]
GameSpot 7.9 out of 10[4]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[5]
GameZone 8.5 out of 10[6]
IGN 8.5 out of 10[7]
Nintendo Power 4 out of 5[8]
Nintendo World Report 9 out of 10[9]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 4/4 stars[10]

The game received "favorable" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1]

IGN listed Ninja Five-O at number 23 in their list of the top 25 Game Boy Advance games of all time.[11] In 2008, 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".[12] 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."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ninja Five-O for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ninja Five-O". Game Informer (123): 122. July 2003. 
  3. ^ DJ Dinobot (April 29, 2003). "Ninja Five-O Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on March 8, 2005. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Davis, Ryan (May 1, 2003). "Ninja Five-0 Review [sic]". GameSpot. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Steinberg, Steve (May 2, 2003). "GameSpy: Ninja Five-O". GameSpy. Archived from the original on November 10, 2005. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (June 23, 2003). "Ninja Five-O Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Harris, Craig (April 21, 2003). "Ninja Five-O". IGN. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ninja Five-O". Nintendo Power. 168: 140. May 2003. 
  9. ^ Sklens, Mike (May 30, 2003). "Ninja Five-O". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ Saltzman, Marc (May 20, 2003). "Three for the road". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on November 20, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ Harris, Craig (March 16, 2007). "Top 25 Game Boy Advance Games of All Time". IGN. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Azevedo, Jeremy (September 18, 2008). "Top 10 Ninja Games Of All Time". CraveOnline. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ Crisman, Michael (July 6, 2011). "Ninja Five-O RETROspective". GameFan. Archived from the original on November 3, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 

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