NinjSmash Review

NinjSmash Review

Oct 24, 2012

Ninjas are pretty stealthy from what I hear. Being that sneaky takes a lot of training and practicing ninja skills is what this game is all about. NinjSmash is a game that’s all about timing. The little ninja is off to the side of his sensei on a rope. The rope is moving the ninja up and down in a rhythmic motion. The goal of the ninja is to knock the blocks out from underneath his sensei.

The first few levels of the game are pretty easy. The key to the game is to time the swings just right. Different sized bricks are set underneath him. If a block gets hit incorrectly or the master is his, the sensei could fall off. The bricks are laid out in a way that some are hard to hit, this indicates a need for the stones to be taken out in a specific order.

Once few levels are played it’s not hard to figure out the timing and where on the bricks to have to be struck to knock them out cleanly. Some levels can be more difficult than others. Because of this, there’s different potions to be purchased. These potions can help to make the level easier in different situations. All of the potions can be purchased with the points earned by playing the levels. It takes a little bit to build up some points. After the points are earned, just head off to the store. Some of the potions are: a potion to help straighten the bricks again and another lets the difficult bricks be swept away with a finger instead of having to time and hit with a hammer.

The overall difficulty of the game comes from the timing of the swing. The levels need to be completed pretty fast so taking time isn’t really an option. Taking random swings is also not an option because knocking the sensei often breaks one way or another when the game.

NinjSmash Review Rundown

8
Graphics/Sound - The graphics are pretty cartoony and fun. The music is an oriental theme which is very fitting buddy, wears on you after a little bit.
9
Controls - The controls are pretty straightforward. A tap of the screen or slide a finger pretty much does everything you needed to do.
8
Gameplay - While the timing part of the game is pretty challenging at times, it would be nice to have something else going on to create more of a challenge.
8
Replay Value - I can't seeing myself having midnight cravings to come back and play, But it is a fun game that does take a little concentration to play.
8
Overall - Overall, it's not a bad game to try out. Like you mentioned it does take good timing to be able to hit the bricks and finish the levels in a timely manner.

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