Descend a seemingly-endless tower, wielding an arsenal of deadly ninja weapons and attacks, as the fearsome Crimson Ninja. This 2D action-platformer uses ninja magic to generate every tower randomly, so no two adventures are the same! Based on the hit Flash game from developers Megadev and Adult Swim Games.Key Features: NEW!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (629 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 18, 2013

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"I can see myself spending a long, long time playing Super House of Dead Ninjas."
- Destructoid

"Fast, frantic and highly addicting...the perfect marriage of old and new."
10/10 - Everyday Gamers

"For fast-paced ninja skills with upgrades, bosses and brutal decapitations, it doesn’t get much better."
Indie Statik

"Super Meat Boy-meets-Ninja Gaiden!"
- Indiegames Dotcom

Just Updated

The July 2013 update is Free and adds exciting new content and features for all existing Super House of Dead Ninjas players. If those ninjas weren't dead before, they definitely will be now.

Design Your Own Tower!

Make your own levels using the new in-game map editor, then share with the community. Or just try out other player creations.

About This Game

Descend a seemingly-endless tower, wielding an arsenal of deadly ninja weapons and attacks, as the fearsome Crimson Ninja. This 2D action-platformer uses ninja magic to generate every tower randomly, so no two adventures are the same! Based on the hit Flash game from developers Megadev and Adult Swim Games.

Key Features:

  • NEW! Leaderboards Support: bask in the envy of others as you crush their high scores
  • NEW! 16:9 Support: play in glorious widescreen
  • NEW! 50 new rooms added to random tower generation
  • NEW! 3 new enemies and hazards to slice and/or dice
  • NEW! 10 additional Steam achievements
  • Native controller support
  • Randomly-generated levels means endless replayability
  • 230 custom rooms, 100 of which are new to this edition
  • Dozens of weapons and item upgrades, many seen here for the first time (like the flamethrower and baseball bat)
  • Slay eight terrifying bosses and 52 dastardly enemies, including a deadly exploding mushroom
  • Transdimensional Leakage: a bizarre new tower to explore
  • Upgraded music and sound effects powered by the Ninjinity Engine
  • Map Editor: design your own levels and share via Steamworks
  • Customize your ninja with new colors and outfits, with thousands of combinations
  • Steam exclusive version of the game is bigger and better than the original!

System Requirements

    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Yes, I know I've only played for an hour, but still, this game is crazy amounts of fun!
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
My favorite platformer at the moment. Fast paced ninja action with blast processing. Lots of variety in weapons, enemies and a randomly generated tower every time.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
awesome game
Posted: October 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
i bought it on sale for like 1.29 a few months ago and now it's 6.99? riot, fix your broken-♥♥♥ game and bugsplats gawd
Posted: September 27
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8.1 hrs on record
Super House of Dead Ninjas is like a faster paced Rogue Legacy. The art style is fantastic, and it has a really good soundtrack, and it just darn fun to play. I would reccommend this for fans of roguelikes, platformers, or people who like other Adult Swim games.
Posted: September 26
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16.2 hrs on record
A fast, brutal descent through a procedurally generated tower, kind of like Sonic meets Spelunky meets Ninja Gaiden.
Thanks to challenge achievements and unlockable weapons, it stays interesting for quite a while.
Kill combos grant invincibility, and along with the lenient hitbox of your spin attack and the way map chunks are generated, that creates a lot of focus on speed and timing above spatial precision. It's not a game about taking your time, but about frantically dashing around, cutting a bloody swath through the tower and making some flashy dodges on the way.
For those who find the normal tower too easy, there's two unlockable infinite bonus levels.
Posted: September 27
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5.1 hrs on record
Super fast paced action platforming. Inherently built for speedrunning. I just think this is an overall great game - by looking at some gameplay of it you should get a fair idea of whether you like it or not.

Oh yeah, and there's a fair share of unlockables too, which kept the game alive for me.
Posted: September 25
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0.7 hrs on record
This fast-paced-rogue-like-hack-n-slash-ninja-platformer is a must play for anyone who is a fan of the platformer genre. With tight controls, a level editor, and an entire arsenal of ninja weapons, this game will have you exploring this randomly generated, seemingly endless tower for hours.
Posted: October 7
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5.5 hrs on record
I love the pace of this game. It is so ♥♥♥♥ing fast if you manage to stay in rage mode and it feels very satisfying to dodge the traps and finish several enemys. In addition some of the enemys have the name tags of people in your friend list which is kind of irrelevant but still adds something to the game. Boss fights are ok, but there could be a greater variety. All in all i can recommend this game, i realy enjoyed playing it!
Posted: October 4
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11.9 hrs on record
super fun retro perma kill game
Posted: October 6
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5.0 hrs on record
It's ♥♥♥♥in siq m8
Posted: October 16
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
++ Highly responsive gameplay, perfect for speed-running.
+ Frantic action. Good variety of enemies and bosses.
+ Randomly generated levels guarantee a fresh experience for each consecutive run.
+ Great variety of unlockable items, upgrades, weapons and other goodies.
+ Perfect balance between tension build up and carnage.
+ 3 difficulty modes, each with their own specific treats and handicaps.

- No multiplayer support.

This game is an absolute must have. If you have skipped previous sales, by all means add this one to your wishlist so you can get it for a cheap price once it gets a big discount (or gets bundled) in the future.

Super House of Dead Ninjas is an Arcade title that puts your reflexes to the test. You have to drop all the way to the bottom of an evil tower filled with deadly traps, mobs and boss fights. Each tower you run through is randomly generated. There are new weapons and items that can be unlocked by meeting certain requirements. A timer keeps the tension present all the time; if you let it drop to 0, you'll lose a live, however there are items that will let you either freeze or reset the counter.

I have played this game for over 20 hours and I still haven't gotten tired of it. It is so good! If only it allowed multiplayer runs or challenges. Oh well, maybe for the sequel.

Get this hidden gem. You will definitely enjoy it.
Posted: June 30
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Super House of Dead Ninjas is another very solid entry into the recent list of randomly generated action games on the pc market.

Throughout the game, you're constantly descending a randomly generated tower at breakneck speed. There's a timer, as well as score bonuses for chain killing enemies encouraging you to go as fast as possible and kill as many enemies as possible without slowing down. It's very offense oriented, with not much dodging and a very strong emphasis on just blazing through everything without making any mistakes (a bit of a minus for me personally, since I prefer complex dodging, but it's definitely an interesting play style).

There are not many flaws that I can think of, as it overall feels well thought out. My biggest complaint is that the various traps and levels the rng gives you often feel a bit same-y, and lack strategic variety. Things do get harder as you progress, but once you've seen one set of hazards, you've pretty much seen them all, and that's all you really do throughout the course of the game. The ultra fast move speed also feels a bit unwieldy during some of the boss fights as well, though that could just be me.

It's a good game for sure, just not one of my favorites (play style is interesting but not really my style, and the slight lack of variety hurts it a bit too in my opinion). If you're on the fence, I'd recommend watching a gameplay video, because it plays exactly the way it looks. If it looks like something that'll scratch your speed running arcade ninja itch, than pick it up because you'll probably enjoy it a lot.
Posted: June 2
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
You basically run and cut everything in your way.
With the right timing, you'll feel like a total badass!
After a while playing, all you'll see is blur. And that's good.
This game offers a very satisfying experience!
Also, you'll get more than your money's worth.
Posted: June 30
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
So only get this game if you're up for the challenge. It IS a challenging game. But once you get a hang of it (it wasn't that hard, or at least for me it wasn't) it's pretty fun. Some people dislike the controls but I've never noticed mostly because I never stop moving in the game. This game is supposed to be fast paced and I don't see why you would ever want to take your time with it. That's also one thing to think about before buying this game. If you don't like fast paced rogue-like games, then this is not the game for you. BUT if you're a person who would prefer a fast paced, challenging, rewarding, platformer... YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BUY THIS :D:

BTW: the game TIME runs as fast as your fps so if you're not constantly getting 60fps (that's the cap), it won't be a very smooth or fun experience. This shouldn't be a problem if you have a computer. Mine is pretty old and slow and is basically a toaster oven. :)
Posted: June 7
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
This is my favorite game that I bought during the Summer Sale. Fast paced and challenging, with perfect controls! Controls can make or break a platformer and these are just great. You move and attack so quickly, but you feel in total control of your ninja the entire time.

You need very good reflexes for this game and the ability to watch a lot of things at the same time. Enemies can react VERY quickly to your character. Good thing the game has a great built in mechanic. When you kill a lot of enemies in a row, in quick succession, you will activate your Rage ability. You become invincible during this and kill everything in 1 hit, not counting bosses.

The game also has an awesome unlock system. I don't know the exact number, but somewhere around 75 different unlockable equipment, abilities and powerups are in the game. I really like this unlock system, because the better you do in the game, the better unlocks you will get access to for your next run. Expect to die a ton when first starting out, then when you start getting access to the upgraded equipment and things, you will get a lot further and eventually complete your first run through the tower.

This game can be beaten in around 4 minutes (go watch the speedrun on Youtube, it looks amazing)! The replay value is extremely high though. Lots of different modes to play, including a boss rush and speedrun mode. The unlockables will keep you busy for a long time. Leaderboards to try and improve your best times and scores. Not to mention the game is just extremely fun to play. With a very low price (pick up the great DLC also!), theres no reason not to get this game.
Posted: July 10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
During the Steam Summer Sale of 2014, I acquired about two dozen games via gifts and my own purchases. All of those games look awesome, but so far this is the one I keep playing. It has a tremendous sense of flow, timing and violence, and even though it is brutally difficult (and you will die a lot), once it begins to click, it's an amazing rush. You feel like SUCH a badass in this game it's silly. I love roguelikes like this, Spelunky and others, but honestly, this is the best of them I've played. For all the content you get with this game, it's a steal even at full price. Randomized levels, Workshop support, a comic and so on make this game a tremendous value. GET IT DANGIT. :)
Posted: July 14
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Run fast
throw stars
slice fools

10/10 it's ok
Posted: July 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
A classic blend of ninjas, platformer, speed, and difficulty. All in all one of my all time favorite games because of the replay value and the content it offers.
Posted: September 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
As per request from a friend of mine, I'll be writing this review in the style of "metacritic". This is for you Clock.

I liek ninjas! I got this game because ninjas are really cool and it was good I did because the game is good! You play as a ninja girl and kill a lot of monsters with your sword while flipping around and jumping on lots of walls. The bosses are really big and cool and sometimes very hard. I really like games with ninjas so I found this one to be a lot of fun because its so fast and because you get to kill a lot of monsters real quick to get super speed and kill more monsters.

Id reccommennd this game to every one who likes ninjas and game with old graffics. It has many hours of fun if you like these things and you wont be dissappointed with buying it if you like ninjas and action ninja games. If your not sure if you should get it then go ahead and get it. Thats why i'm giving it a yes recommendation in my official review of it.
Posted: August 8
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