Ninjas are cool, this is an established fact of the universe. Nazi Robots from space are not cool, they are the complete opposite of cool, and Robot Hitler is out to get you, the world's first ninja. You have 10 seconds to destroy all Nazi Robots in your vicinity. IT. IS. ON.
User reviews: Very Positive (214 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 5, 2014

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"You have 10 seconds to defeat increasingly difficult action platforming challenges. Your enemy? Robot Hitler. Great for those looking for a challenge."
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May 15

Controller Support and Leaderboard Update

Hi all! We’ve just released a new update to fix some of the controller troubles people have been having, as well as the glitched scores that have been plaguing the leaderboard.

We've also included a "Clutch Mode" option in the settings to make it harder to restart levels by accident by remapping retry to Back on the Xbox 360 controller.

With this update comes a leaderboard wipe, but don’t worry; so long as you still have your save file, you can just boot the game and re-upload your times.

Thanks for being ace!

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“a marvellously well designed and air-punchingly triumphant video game”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“10 Second Ninja is fast-paced and highly-addicting with a great sense of humor from the very start.”
9.3 – Indie Gaming Mag

“it’s bloody brilliant”
5/5 – The Indie Mine

About This Game

Ninjas are cool, this is an established fact of the universe. Nazi Robots from space are not cool, they are the complete opposite of cool, and Robot Hitler is out to get you, the world's first ninja.

You have 10 seconds to destroy all Nazi Robots in your vicinity. IT. IS. ON.

Become the ultimate Ninja and take down Robot Hitler’s automated autocracy in this blisteringly fast platformer.

Ready, Steady, Ninja!


  • Blitz through 40 challenging levels!
  • Fight again and again to get the best time possible and a glorious three star rating!
  • Break your controller or keyboard out of anger!
  • Battle your friends down to the millisecond on the leaderboards
  • Prove you know how to play games and collect all 30 achievements

Warning: This game contains flashing images. It is advised that you do not play if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Single Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600M / RadeonHD 2600 (128MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (2 * 1860)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600M / RadeonHD 2600 (128MB)
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
10-second-massacre on one-screen-level.

It's about:

  • slaughter everything robotized on level in 10 seconds with sword, shuriken or using level's enviroment;
  • defeating big, lazer-eyed Hitler's head (few times !);
  • searching right route to beat the level;
  • making your movements precise and fast.

Why you should play this:

  • you like platformers and time-limited-levels approach;
  • you don't mind to face a challenge and try the same level dozens (or hundreds) of times until the moment you find right direction to move and attain perfection in proportion of speed and preciseness;
  • you appreciate thoroughly thought level-design;
  • you like to transform "Oh, it was so close..!" feeling into "Yes, I did it!" waul;
  • you've always been curious what could have been hidden behind Hitler's mustaches.

Why you may not like it:

  • you're about the opinion that time-limited-levels are some kind of perversion;
  • you do not like to repeat the same level a lot of times just for getting perfect result or higher score;
  • controls feel kind of "slippery" - you will have to spend some time to got used to it;
  • game reveals its true nature only when you agree to reach the perfect score and not against of going through some amount of training and trying - otherwise, it's just a game you come back to from time to time when you have "nothing to play" in 150+ games library.

The cursed mix of training, trying, failed attempts and strong words is the substance from which the only true ninjas are born.
Posted: September 29
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
soooo intense
Posted: October 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Scarlet ninja lvl:Naruto :P
Posted: October 7
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
This is a fun little game in which you have 10 seconds to kill all the "Nazi-Robots" on screen. It's fun, got tight controls, and is very challenging.
Posted: October 6
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13.5 hrs on record
A simple but ingenious idea for a game. The controls are extremely fluent, and the game takes about 10 seconds to pick up and play, and perhaps 10 minutes to get the hang of it. It combines puzzle with speedrunning in the most fundamental kind of way. The fact that each level is about 5 seconds long and restarting is instant means it's not frustrating or off-putting. This is perhaps its greatest strength - that by having extremely short levels, the execution becomes much more important. Timing jumps and movement perfectly to shave off milliseconds is something you'll be doing a lot right from the beggining - and this is, in essense, what speedrunning is all about. Games with longer levels and deeper mechanics are so complex that most players never really reach the point of searching for an extra few milliseconds to hit the target time because most players don't have the time to practice perfecting their run of a level longer than a minute - and thus, they lose out on the excitement of time trials. This game is extremely accessible and fun to play, and clearly demonstrates the appeal of speedrunning to any non-gamer. Would highly recommend for perfectionists. Also, the ahcievements are awesome.
Posted: October 8
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1.0 hrs on record
10 Second Rage Quit
Posted: September 27
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10.0 hrs on record
positive =many levels
the concept
the challenge for gold

negative=price maybe too high
a bit repetitive
Posted: September 27
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1.5 hrs on record
A good game for killing some time. Fun and challenging!
Posted: October 13
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3.2 hrs on record
Really great game its so hard and you still want to get 3 stars at every lvl !
Posted: October 7
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1.3 hrs on record
I normally dislike platformers - I bought this on impulse and now I'm slowly becoming addicted.

The controls are simple and intuitive - left/right, jump, sword and shuriken. Very easy to pick up and yet this game is extremely challenging if you are attempting to gain three stars on every level.

The game is divided up into worlds, each with several standard levels that lead up to a 'world boss' fight which must be unlocked by achieving enough stars on the previous levels. Every level, including boss fights, must be completed in under ten seconds, hence the name.

This isn't normally too taxing - the difficulty comes when attempting to either gain stars or to achieve a better time in order to get into the top 50 leaderboards.

The comedy in the cutscenes is fantastic - the premise being that 'Robot Hitler' and a legion of baddies are planning world domination and one little ninja is all that stands in his way.

Easy to pick up and put down. An extremely fun distraction. Great as a tool for reaction speed training, too.

Highly recommended.
Posted: October 8
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2.9 hrs on record
This is funny 2D game. :) Its not game for long time. But its fun. :)
Posted: October 14
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4.1 hrs on record
- Simple, addictive gameplay
- Pulling off a perfect run is extremely satisfying
- Tight, responsive controls
- Great for quick gaming sessions

- Technical problems. Sometimes the game would slow to a crawl after obtaining a new high score, requiring a restart. Also had problems with my gamepad when Alt+Tabbing.
- Very short. An experienced gamer can get to the end credits in an hour and get every star in 4 hours. There's a marathon mode after that but only the most dedicated players will want to tackle it.
- It felt like an odd and distracting choice to decorate such a simple, gameplay driven game with swastikas and Nazis.
- While I would pay $10 if I had to, the game is probably only worth around $5 to the average player.
Posted: October 14
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8.4 hrs on record
Challenging at first, gets easier once you learn the paths to 3 stars. Highly recommended for fans of the genre. Players with no resilience or patience stay away.
Posted: October 18
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3.6 hrs on record
A short, fun experience.
A mixture of Meatboy and Bombjack.

Try to squeeze out 2D control perfection out of a couple of seconds.

Graphics couldve been less spartan and more playful or whatnot.
And the Interface Design is plain bad.

Still, good design overall and enough bangzai for your buck.

3 Ninja Oaths out of 5 were recited in correct Engrish - Nice
Posted: October 19
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
I have a few things to say about the game so I'll do a Pros vs Cons list first.

Fast paced
Pretty tight controls
Easy to pick up, difficult to master
Simple (read effective) graphics
Good sound design

A bit pricey (related directly to above con)
Maybe lacking a few features

Now I consider myself to be a veteran when it comes to platforming games like this. I have completed n, Meat Boy, Super Meat Boy, I wanna Be The Guy/Boshy all in their entirety, as well as a slew of other action platformer games. And I easily consider 10 Second Ninja to be up there as one of my favorites. It's a game with a realtively simple concept: Kill all robots on the map using either a close range sword or long range shuriken projectiles, all without dieing in as little time as possible. Easy enough to understand, but the level the game is played at makes it a deceptively difficult. The timing for a lot of the levels requires near perfect jumps and accuracy to get 3 star ratings on, and posting higher leaderboard scores requires near pixel perfect accuracy and timing. There is a real challenge here hidden behind the easy to understand controls and mechanics. If you enjoy a good challenge in your platformers, don't skip this game. While not masochistic by any means, any self-respecting action platformer fan needs this game under their belt.

Now the controls for this game are also pretty good, with great response time. My only gripe with some of the controls comes from slight issues like corner bumping. Landing too far off the edge on the corner will not let you stand on the ledge, however a second mid-air jump can still be performed after falling off even if both jumps were used prior to landing, meaning the game registers that you have hit the ground already. In a game where pixel perfect accuracy comes into play, this might get a tad annoying on some levels, though it is a bit difficult to notice. It can also be difficult to gauge throwing shurikens along the ground as the hitbox for it is a bit strange. This is really a non issue, but sometimes a shuriken will hit the wall at a corner, and other times it will slide across the ground as you wanted it to. I say it is a non issue because honestly, it comes down to how precise you are when throwing it in the first place, so it becomes more of an issue of when you throw it rather than the game registering the hitbox badly. So in reality, its just a small visual gripe rather than an actual game issue. Otherwise, the controls are incredibly responsive and tight. A real pleasure to play as the game feels like its actually listening to what you tell it to do.

The sound design, while not much to note, is effective and aestheticly pleasing. No over the top speaker destroying sound bytes, just simple, effective sound design. Love it.

Now I listed 3 cons, however this boils down to really just one, and perhaps more of a reccomendation for future development. My only real con with this game is the current $10 price tag, for a pretty short game that can be completed in one sitting. No end game content, no unlockables, which means the only thing keeping you playing the game after beating the final level is getting better personal times, and ranking up on leaderboards. And with the few levels provided, should be quite a bit of replayability, though I would still say the game lacks girth. However, this issue would be remedied entirely by a user level repository, and obviously the ability to make your own levels. Now do I think the price tag is too steep? Not at all. I have payed more for less before, and given how awesome this game is, it is well worth it. More of a passing thought rather than a real issue to be fair.

As for any lacking features, it really boils down to adding in a level builder for users (Steam workshop integration would be awesome, a la Battleblock Theatre) and possibly adding in individual level leaderboards, though I could see how that would just be more confusing given that times come down to differences in 100th of a second resulting in long lists of the exact same time on down the leaderboard.

So in conclusion to my lengthy review of a rather short and simple game, I would absolutely reccomend the game to anyone, completley ignoring any small cons I might have found. Action platformer fans, if you don't already have it, get it. The games length and price is no excuse to not take part in the robo-nazi slaughterfest by the hands of a twitchy ninja. You are the only hope little man, save us from those Evil mecha-nazis. I heard they hate kittens!
Posted: July 6
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
This game is truly unbelievable good. It's instantly addicting from the first moment you play a level. It has some of the speed and replayability that Super Meat Boy also has. This, is, probably going to be my favorite indie game of the year, if it isn't going to be the best game in general this year.

More about the game:
The levels are very simple and graphics casual and just right for this game. The sense of humor is brilliant, the first game in ages that made me laugh like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥, it's just perfect. Also has achievements and trading cards, so it's just one amazing complete game!

11/10: Hitler the final boss shoots lasers out of his mouth
Posted: May 16
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Not really sure what to say, the levels are pretty good and challenging, controls are good, but they felt abit clunky at times. I really like the puzzle aspect of some stages, but I just feel like the game didn't reach it's full potential.

There are some brilliant bits of crude comedy in the story which I really enjoyed too.

If you like challenging 2d platformers (read Super Meat Boy) definitely check this out.
Posted: June 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
10 Second Ninja really is just a puzzle game that requires skil, which makes it doubly satisfying when you find the fastest route and execute it.

This game is all about the 3 stars. If you have no interest in proving that you are a master of each level then consider yourself a pleb and never look at this game again.

It can be hard to justify at full price, but if under $5 it’s worth it if you enjoy platformers that necessitate skill and a bit of thinking at the same time.
Posted: July 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Incredibly fun, fast paced, humorous game with a cool premise. There is also a hitler-censored mode, for those who find fault with the story.

10/10, would die again.

and again.

.....and again, and again, and again, and again
Posted: August 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
How did that..
is there something wrong with my fingers..
Ohhhh yes I am so cool... wait, what, how NOOOOO!

10/10 gameplay
11/10 frustration
Posted: August 1
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