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 (744 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.5 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
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!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
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.
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6 of 6 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
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
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
This roguelike platformer is absolutely fantastic. Imagine Rogue Legacy meets ninja gaiden. The controls are satisfying and the powerups are awesome. Once you learn to use the rage mechanic, every game turns into a speed run. Works well on both keyboard and gamepad, but I'd suggest the gamepad controls.

Not sure if you want to buy it? Search for the free web version and give it a try first.

Don't be fooled by the awful pixel graphics. This is a very well polished game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
"Oh another ninja game..." - I was dead wrong!

First, I'd like to share that when I played this game for the first few times I was only able to use my keyboard. The action is great, the movements are fluid and the premise is quite simple: survive traversing through the floors going down to reach the end boss. It was only a week or so later that I got my hands on a proper Razer controller. When I played with the ocntroller instead, I felt the change in my game performance; the difference was astronomical! I enjoyed it better and I had also finally beat the boss (normal).

Let's get one thing straight, though. Even with the controller at my disposal, the game was still rather difficult. It was indeed hard but it was at the same time fun! It wasn't that kind of challenge where I got frustrated. It was the kind of challenge that pushed me to be more careful and efficient with every single button I pressed. It really made me feel like a true ninja; a ninja that makes the most out of their items and resources in completing tasks. Every move, every second; they were all essential to my victory in this game!

Games like this are truly worth every $ spent for. Did I mention that there is a Map Editor? Go ahead and pick this gem up now and if you can, "gift" it to your friends too! This game is beyond perfection 11/10.

NOTE: Best played with a controller (I used Razer Sabertooth)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
A modern ninja gaiden-like roguelike, with a great soundtrack, amazing weapons, and a fair expansion pack price. That's right, a roguelike with an expansion pack.

Buy this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Imma sucker for platform games... and this game covers that bill perfectly...random levels? hell yea, fun gameplay? you better belive it and awesome weapons? hahaha gotta love the weapons... i would recomned this to any one who loves platforming and roguelike games :D
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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
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Satisfying, flowing arcade action, with mechanics that make playing for speed feel good.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 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
5.8 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
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
I dont know what to say about this game. It's a great timekiller. It's just so fun. buy it.
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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
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
9.5 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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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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