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!
Release Date: Feb 18, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"Tight controls, fast and addictive gameplay, a variety of weapons and unlockables...Whats not to love?"

Reviews

"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

    Minimum:
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
This Adult Swim gem is my favorite retro platformer!

The controls are super responsive.
Brilliant, fast paced gameplay
Loads of melee weapons, projectiles, bombs and suits to unlock.
The unlocks and achievements actually test your in game skill.
Even if you fail, you will never get frustrated or bored playing this game.

If you absolutely love modern or retro platformers, YOU NEED TO BUY IT!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Some of the best speed run platforming you'll find, anywhere. Lots of old-school arcade nostalgia. You'll seriously be wanting to buy a fountain soda, put quarters up on the display and shout "GOT NEXT."
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Wow is this addicting. I should not have waited so long to pick this up. Watching videos doesn't really do this game justice. The thing is, the game makes you feel sooo bad*ss. Alot of people compare it to Ninja Gaiden, which is a good comparison. It is fast and furious. There are lots of awesome meta-game unlockables which is where the 'meat' of the game is. Achievements are all appropriate and really give alot of life to this game. It also lends itself really well to speedrunning.

Keep in mind that I would not recommend playing this without a controller. I played with the keyboard for a bit, which was fine, but ultimately the experience is much better with a controller.

If you like roguelites, this is a no brainer. I even recommend the cheap DLC.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
A very fast paced action platformer with lots of items to unlock and most importantly it’s a lot of fun to play.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
THIS GAME IS SO EPIC. Just enough challenge to entertain for a long time. DEFINITELY RECCOMMENDED
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
"Super Meat Boy-meets-Ninja Gaiden!" is definitely a good summary...

Finally, a rock hard super fast twitchy 2D indie platformer that I enjoy. Infused with the spirit of classic kung fu films (and early kung fu games) but with 2D twitchy platform mechanics and a rock hard time limit to get through each level. Nice upgrade system too. Super fast, super twitchy, and I liked it.

It's constantly pushing you to better your skills with each play, and rewarding the effort.

Definite winner.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The controls are fluid, the combat feels awesome, the pogression is smooth, just everything about this game feels really good. If you like platformers or rouge lites, you should defintely buy this game. Just great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
SHODN is a fast paced, "slash your way through enemies" game with fast and responsive controls and enjoyable monster slaying. The game is about descending through a tower with many floors, bosses, pick ups, and especially enemies. Before starting the descent, you can pick the weapons you unlocked by completing certain entertaining and fun, sometimes grindy challenges in the tower. You will also gain stuff like extra lives, ammunition of shurikens and magic and such. If you want a more in depth look into the game you should probably watch TotalBuiscuit's WTF video on this but if you're not interested in that, trust me, the game is so good and entertaining that you won't regret buying it not really knowing anything before, especially if it's on sale.

But screw all that just said who cares really IT HAS NINJAS AND KATANAS AND MAGIC AND ♥♥♥♥ YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Great game! Nice controls. Unlocking weapons and other powerups through achievements adds a lot of replayability.User created levels add even more. The level editor is so easy to use a five year old could make levels with it. I highly reccomend it to anyone that like old school games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Do you like Spelunky but think it crushes your soul too much? Then play this game. At least you'll make what looks like a lot of progress before eventually dying.

Basically picture this: Spelunky obstacle course run with inevitable death meets ZOMG speedrunning, action bliss. Throw in some unlockable weapons and items so you can change the way you plow through floors and spice it up with bosses at the end of each stretch and you got Super House of Dead Ninja.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
A very enjoyable platformer. It's got just enough content to remain interesting over longer playing sessions, and the achievements and unlockables create a sense of "just one more run." The level editor is also a very nice addition to the game. Definitely recommended, especially if you're a sucker for a good platformer!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
An outstanding hardcore arcade platformer with randomly generated levels.

SUPER HOUSE OF DEAD NINJAS is an arcade "score attack" game that incorporates platforming elements to get from point A to point B, all the while avoiding death and killing every monster along the way.

There are around 50 enemies and environmental hazards to eviscerate, as well as eight pulse pounding bosses!

Choose from over 30 weapons that are upgradeable!
A ton of different game modes!

The soundtrack alone is worth the price.

10/10 Highly Recommended.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Super Fast addictive fun action platformer! Lots of items and weapons to unlock. Highly recommended!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I played the flash one a year before this one and this one adds some new items and the DLC is awsome
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This is easily my sleeper hit of 2013. Solid gameplay, perfect controls, and an attractive art style. The game has roguelike elements, but never goes into unfair territory. If you like old-school platformers and don't have this yet, you need to rectify that as soon as possible.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
52.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
GOOD NINJING! SUCH SKILLZ! AWESOME! FREAKIN COOL! NINJINITY!
Thats the game about.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Good game, must play.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I've only played about an hour and can already tell that this game is super fun and super addictive. You not only fight the enemies in the tower; you must also fight against the clock. The game is very fast-paced. Cool weapons and upgrades to unlock, and with the randomly generating tower, your experience will be a little different evey time. Abo♥♥♥♥ely woth the asking price. GET THIS GAME!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
What a fantastic platformer. It's fairly easy to learn and especially difficult to master. Even when you think you've gotten to a point where you can just plow through the floors as quickly as possible, the game says, "No," and hits you in the face with a hidden saw blade, or a flying enemy, or the challenge of the bosses each of the way through.

If I'm rating the game on a number scale, I'm probably going to give it in the range of 8-9 out of 10. But the game is not without its flaws. First, there's the hit box: it's inconsistent. Most of the time it's exactly as you'd expect. You swing your sword (or 'chuks, or whip) and you hit your target. But there are times where I see the weapon sprite contact with the enemy sprite and it does no damage. This happens enough for it to be an issue, but not so much that it's a game stopper.

The other big issue has to do with telegraphing. The enemies don't really do a good job of it, and you'll very easily find yourself dying or getting hit by the enemies and bosses because there's little to no indication of a telegraphed attack. Compound this with a double jump that's a little low and you'll find sometimes that you have to be perfect more often then you should need in some cases to proceed. (Edit: I just found the super jump after writing the review, so that makes some boss fights potentially a bit easier.)

Now these aren't really "big" issues in the normal sense; but in the context of the game, they can add up to some pretty frustrating moments.

All in all though, the game is a fantastic platformer with a super progression path and you should definitely check it out.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
You may not like this type of game. That's really the only reason why someone wouldn't like it.
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