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!
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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (972 reviews) - 97% of the 972 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2013

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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
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Excruciate
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Review for: Super House of Ice Skating Ninjas

It can be a very fun platformer for a little bit, but for me it quickly sunk in that there was a major flaw here that kept me from enjoying any of the game while I played through it. I still beat the game on normal in about 2 hours (it is very short), but never felt like I was having a good time, just pure frustration. The problem that blocked me from enjoying this game are the loose controls. I mean VERY loose. You slide around constantly and careen into enemies, environmental hazards, and bosses which are eventually beatable without taking any dmg because they are based purely on memorization. Because of the extremely slippery controls it is very tough, but it is do-able. I was taking about 1-3 hits per boss. The bosses take a long while to get to so the only real way you can get any practice on them is to get a user-made map that lets you boss run.

I love platformer games and the reason I was able to beat the game so quickly without too much trouble was because I have always played platformers since I was a kid so I have some skill built up. Even so, I just did not enjoy the experience because of the incredibly loose slippery controls. If you look around, there are platformers out there that have much tighter controls without sacrificing the difficulty. Personally I hope we see less and less of these platformer games like this one and also “They Bleed Pixels” that are only difficult for one single reason: loose slippery sliding controls. Example of a game with tight controls: Megaman games, or Super Time Force Ultra. If Megaman's controls felt like this, it would to this day be debated whether it was a good game or not, rather than unanimously be hailed as a good game like it is now. It would have been inexcusable and would not have been tolerable by most people and there wouldn't be as many Megaman's as there are now. Period.
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Coleco_84
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Hard as balls, but as much as adictive
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Omega1084
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Really fun silly game to play in quick bursts.
Lots of unlockables and nice music with cute old-school graphics.
No complaints. Use a controller though, it's a lot better that way!
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XenoDeviant23
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
One of my favorite reflex platformers on steam so far. I found myself losing hours to it trying to beat challenges to unlock new weapons and items. Definitely worth picking up while on sale, you'll get your value out of it especially if you like platformers
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BACK OFF, GRANDPA
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Everything about this game is simple and reflective of the retro, fastpaced arcade style games from last century, but with the addictive random level generation of modern day rougelikes. When it feels super good to master simple basic actions like jumping or attacking from the right distance, the developers must have been doing something right. Competitive fighting games and Platinum Studios shouldn't be the only ones who put out great fast paced titles that require this many thoughtful inputs per second.
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Pugcraft
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Pros:
-Fast paced gameplay
-Speedrun mode
-Customizable suits
-Somewhat cheap
-Low space requirment
-Funny quotes
-A storyline (you wouldn't expect it from a game like this)
-Unique powerups
-Level editor
-Steam workshop

Cons:
-A somewhat steep learning curve
-Level editor has only one possible music
-Somewhat lame name

Wishlist for the game:
-Steam workshop for ninja suits

Overall score: 9.2/10
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Stag
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Pleasant, old-school graphics.... nice soundtrack.... great, tight controls.... lots of unlockables.... but the shining star of this game is SPEED. Most normal foes take one hit to kill, and the rest only 2.... so you can make quick work of your opponents while blazing through the levels. Unfortunately you can only take one hit before death as well, so it can be tricky at times. You respawn instantly if you have any reserve lives though, which is nice- no 'start from X point and do it all over again cuz you died' type of mechanics. Its a lot of fun in short bursts-- that is, this is a game that you can pick up and put 10-30 minutes into easily, but probably wont feel like playing much more than that. Simple to pick up, difficult to master... Id say its worth the normal asking price, but Im spoiled on Steam sales so Id recommend to get it cheap. Its fun, yes, but theres a lot more fun out there for 7 dollars (try Ori and the Blind Forest for $5 on sale!).
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Nekurakodoku
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Like all adult swim games, they are very good and funny. It may be annoying as hell but to get killed but its not really a let down. you will come back for more punishment and with even more determination to get to the next level.
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Fancy Dan
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Great little rogue-lite reminiscent of strider and other similar games from that era. Give it shot.
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[TNC2]DeadSkull
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
YOU SHOULD BUY THIS GAME IT IS SO MUCH FUN 10/10
But seriously, this is a really great game and stress reliever.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Pleasant, old-school graphics.... nice soundtrack.... great, tight controls.... lots of unlockables.... but the shining star of this game is SPEED. Most normal foes take one hit to kill, and the rest only 2.... so you can make quick work of your opponents while blazing through the levels. Unfortunately you can only take one hit before death as well, so it can be tricky at times. You respawn instantly if you have any reserve lives though, which is nice- no 'start from X point and do it all over again cuz you died' type of mechanics. Its a lot of fun in short bursts-- that is, this is a game that you can pick up and put 10-30 minutes into easily, but probably wont feel like playing much more than that. Simple to pick up, difficult to master... Id say its worth the normal asking price, but Im spoiled on Steam sales so Id recommend to get it cheap. Its fun, yes, but theres a lot more fun out there for 7 dollars (try Ori and the Blind Forest for $5 on sale!).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Like all adult swim games, they are very good and funny. It may be annoying as hell but to get killed but its not really a let down. you will come back for more punishment and with even more determination to get to the next level.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Pros:
-Fast paced gameplay
-Speedrun mode
-Customizable suits
-Somewhat cheap
-Low space requirment
-Funny quotes
-A storyline (you wouldn't expect it from a game like this)
-Unique powerups
-Level editor
-Steam workshop

Cons:
-A somewhat steep learning curve
-Level editor has only one possible music
-Somewhat lame name

Wishlist for the game:
-Steam workshop for ninja suits

Overall score: 9.2/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Everything about this game is simple and reflective of the retro, fastpaced arcade style games from last century, but with the addictive random level generation of modern day rougelikes. When it feels super good to master simple basic actions like jumping or attacking from the right distance, the developers must have been doing something right. Competitive fighting games and Platinum Studios shouldn't be the only ones who put out great fast paced titles that require this many thoughtful inputs per second.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
One of my favorite reflex platformers on steam so far. I found myself losing hours to it trying to beat challenges to unlock new weapons and items. Definitely worth picking up while on sale, you'll get your value out of it especially if you like platformers
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Great little rogue-lite reminiscent of strider and other similar games from that era. Give it shot.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
++ 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.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This game is awesome. Plays like the orignal Ninja Gaiden, but with modern sensibilities.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
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.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
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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