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

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

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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.

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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!

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    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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.1 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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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
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
2.4 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
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Super House of Dead Ninjas is a well executed retro-styled precision platformer. The lightning fast combat and sensitive controls can seem a bit unwieldy at first, but they ultimately lead to a uniquely adrenaline-charged "ninja" feel that only hurtling through the levels at a breakneck speed can create. There is a wealth of unlocks as well, the only problem being that after showering the player with new weapons and upgrades during the first few hours of gameplay they slow to a mere trickle. Add to that the unusual order in which upgrades unlock, and you have a recipe for potentially unsatisfying progression.

Still, the meat of the gameplay is, like a fine steak, rare and delicious. Although the game suffers from "roguelike repetition" the randomly generated levels and enemies each present unique obstacles which push a player's reflexes to the maximum as they adjust on-the-fly. Gamers who love this genre will find Super House of Dead Ninjas to be a superb entry with many hours of replayability as they race to survive long enough for that elusive high score.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
makes me feel cool
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This is a solid twitchy platformer to pick up and play for 10-20 minutes at a time. You descend a procedurally-generated tower while slashing enemies, jumping over spikes, and collecting items. The controls are super tight and fun to play with. There’s a short timer that you have to be constantly regenerating to stay alive, so you’re forced to move quickly and rely on your reflexes. It’s kind of intense. I sometimes turn off sound effects for a more zen platforming experience. Lots of unlockables and upgrades to keep bringing you back. Crisp graphics. Cool soundtrack. It’s just an all-around polished arcade game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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23 of 25 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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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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20 of 24 people (83%) 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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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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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
A wonderful game to get, perfect for any fan of old SNES action games of frantic action and pace.

Rewards skill.
Challenging, but after time it becomes easy, luckily there is a harder mode for the true ending. Then an even harder mode to get out of DLC (on sale now). Finally a never ending mode to go for high score or just because you are having so much fun.
Small tasks to do in a game or through games that challenge you to do better (or just keep playing) to unlock items that can help you out. All optional for the most part.
Numerous weapon and bombs to try out as you unlock them. Kill dead ninjas with a handgun or a light saber or a boomerang and plenty more.
Behead a giant chicken.
Smooth action all the way down in the best side scrolling action game that the SNES never got.
It's fast and frantic, driving down numerous floors of a huge tower or through a hell like dimension, killing or avoiding enemies in such a hectic pace the actual SNES would never have been able to process it fast enough. For the player, you can get in just such a groove that you barely notice the speed as it feel just right.
However for those that want to take their time, it has enough leeway once you get good enough to take your time to kill everything with a variety of weapons so you can go at a slow speed. You will still need to collect a time power up to reset a clock ticking down, but outside of the harder modes, it's not worrisome at all.

Unsure though? Well why not try the original game for free, House Of Dead Ninjas.
http://games.adultswim.com/house-of-dead-ninjas-action-online-game.html
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
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.
10/10
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