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.
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Release Date: Mar 5, 2014

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September 1

Own the original 10 Second Ninja? You can get 40% off 10 Second Ninja X right NOW!

Hello Ninja Fans,

You already know that Ninjas are cool. But did you know that there’s a sequel to 10 Second Ninja that’s available now? We call it 10 Second Ninja X and not only is it overwhelmingly awesome but you, as a 10 Second Ninja owner, can currently get 40% off!

All those folks out there who haven’t experienced the controller-wrecking tension of 10 Second Ninja won’t get this deal – but a seasoned master like yourself is totally eligible. Just head on over to the 10 Second Ninja X page now!

Why should you get 10 Second Ninja X? Well, we have a trailer to tell you:

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Sixty new levels thumb-testing new levels at sixty hot frames-per-second. That’s what life is all about.

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July 20

10 Second Ninja X is OUT NOW with a 40% launch discount!



Hello Ninja Fans,

The day has come! 10 Second Ninja X is out on Steam!



10 Second Ninja X features 60 new levels on top of a remaster of the original 40 you’ve been mastering since 2014. There’s fresh leaderboards to conquer and new secrets to unlock like mini-games and costumes. There’s a whopping 40% launch discount that was achieved by players worldwide earning stars in our Prepare to Buy demo. If you helped out - well done - you are a virtuous ninja indeed!



Of course you don’t have to take our word for it, here’s what some other people have had to say:

"10 Second Ninja X is a masterclass in simple design over showboating." 9/10 - GOD IS A GEEK

“It’s pretty neat.” – GIANT BOMB

*Various Grunting Noises* - EUROGAMER

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Reviews

“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!

Features


  • 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

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (2 * 1860)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600M / RadeonHD 2600 (128MB)
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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486 of 612 people (79%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Damnit.
Damnit.
Damnit.
Damnit.
Damnit.
Damnit.
WOOOOOO!
Damnit.
Damnit.

...and so on.
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95 of 122 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Thus far, I'm pretty impressed with this game; Ten Second Ninja is very simple, fast-paced, and easy to get into.
I don't have much to say about it because, frankly, there's not much to say- it's very fast and very fun- it's in the same vein as games like Super Hexagon and Super Meat Boy. In fact, this game should be renamed "Super Ten Second Ninja" in order to fit in with them. No? Alright, that's a stupid idea. I'll tell you what's not a stupid idea: playing this game.

If you enjoy fast-paced platformers, this one's for you.
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
10 Second Ninja is a singleplayer / platformer / indie game.

10 seconds time for every level

S imple mapstyle
E ntertaining :D
C ontrols are changeable ^-^
O ften you need more than one try… ._.
N o roboter should survive °-°
D amnit. Damnit. Damnit! >.<

N ice idea to make a speed killing platformer
I ntroduction is short but enough (in level 1)
N inja kills the robots with sword and shuriken
J umping skills and quick fingers are needed
A chievements and leaderboards!

Price: 7,99 € is a bit expensive for this game.
I would say it’s 4-5 € worth so I advise to watch out for a discount.

Conclusion:
The game requires speed, skill and a clear head. So if you have a slow reaction time it maybe just makes you freaking out. O: If you like games like „Super Hexagon“ or „Super Meat Boy“ this game is a must have for you!
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
Many games have attempted to capture the essence of pure speed as part of their appeal. It's powerful when applied correctly, so often being impossible to emulate in real life. You can't run like Sonic, your car doesn't go as fast as Captain Falcon's - and I'd be very surprised if you can move like the hero of 10 Second Ninja.He's a double jumping, sword slashing, shuriken throwing robot destruction machine. Madly dashing through short platforming puzzles, his ultimate goal is always the same: destroy the nazi robots as fast as possible. Half the game is sequencing and strategy, determining the most efficient uses of those precious second jumps and limited throwing stars.At first a level will seem straight forward - a combination of runs and leaps that take out everything in what you'll assume is a respectable time.Things can be confusing at first, for different reasons - but then you notice the time savers. The opportunities to take out two enemies with one move, skip jumps or maintain momentum. In later levels the addition of complications like falling rocks and portals change the equation. The slow consideration to start a level is a nice counter-point to the split-split-second reaction times needed to perform the plans you come up with.That's the other half. Thumb-mutilating skills coupled with reset after reset to shave milliseconds off times in pursuit of those required to unlock levels or climb the bragging rights only online leaderboard. The game controls wonderfully and the simplistic art uses precise frame stages to broadcast changes in status, vital for instant understanding. While it won't be for everyone, Ninja does exactly what it set out to, with style and humour to boot.
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48 of 66 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2014
This is the single best game involving ninjas and robot nazis on Steam. 10/10(second ninjas)

10 Second Ninja is fast, fun, and flashy as heck. The levels are simple and short, but if you're anything like me you'll be spending hours attempting to minimize your time on every level and get that sweet spot on the leaderboards! Perfect for quick pick up and play sessions but also challenging and deep enough to practice for hours until you're confident enough to beat your friends (and maybe even the world)
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Super Meat Boy fans, this game's another challenge for you
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
Short, responsive, sweet and pricey. Just some keywords to describe 10 Second Ninja. You have 10 seconds to clear a level by defeating all of the enemies. You start with some simple platforms, but a few levels later the game will introduce something new. Falling pillars and portals to name a few. It requires speed, skill and a clear head. I think I would describe the game as a puzzle platformer, even if it's more action focused than you would think. There are 5 worlds to complete, and each world has about 8 levels I think. But I think it took me less than an hour to complete all 5 worlds (ok, ok, I didn't clear every level with 3 stars) so it's pretty damn short. But man, is it good. Normally I'd say that if you enjoy a game the price doesn't really matter. But it's hard to justify the price for this game just because it's so freaking short.
So, let it be for now and grab it when it's on sale, or at least costs €5 or less.

[Rating: 78/100]
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
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.

P.S. Gamepad is strongly recommended.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
I have a few things to say about the game so I'll do a Pros vs Cons list first.

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

Cons
Short
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!
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
10 Second Ninja moves so fast that it's over almost before you realize it's begun, but its brief length is used so effectively as a tool to making a blisteringly precise, difficult platformer accessible that it's actually the better for it.

Designed as a series of miniature speedruns, you're given but 10 seconds to complete a given level, jumping, slicing, and throwing shurikens to clear out Robot Hitler's mechanical army as quickly as possible. It might sound like a gimmick, but levels are designed in such a way as to be almost puzzle like in execution, requiring not only brute reflexes but also an understanding of how to best make use of your limited repertoire to shave off every tenth of a second you can manage.

Naturally, this causes the game to move at a ridiculous pace, but unlike a lot of hyper challenging platformers 10 Second Ninja avoided ever becoming overwhelming. Its basic mechanics give you just enough leeway to experiment within levels so as to keep them from feeling too linear or restricting their design, while being entirely understandable and intuitive to execute, and the necessarily small size of each level keeps the experience easily digestible but not to the detriment of a satisfying challenge. 10 Second Ninja isn't an easy game, but it always feels surmountable, if only you could find the perfect strategy or go a little faster.

And then an hour later you're through, perhaps having missed a few perfect level ratings but for the most part seeing what the game has to offer. And surprisingly I was entirely OK with that. 10 Second Ninja for as short as it is makes every moment engaging, each level offering its own twist on mechanics that never change because they don't need to, and finding time for some humorous dialogue in between smashing up Robot Hitler's disembodied head. There's just something inherently entertaining here, and it all comes together into a tightly condensed package that understands it doesn't need to be hundreds of hours long. It just needs to be fun.

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renown
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
its good
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anonymous
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Very competently made, fast game. Excellent music and sound design. Perhaps a little too hard to get more than 1 star on levels, but I suppose that is the point! While it is great as what it does, I do think the price point is far too high, to be brutally honest. More strategic than it first seems though, so there is some time to be spent, however difficulty does not equal value for money.
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Wereboar
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Speedrun Game!

Attention if you dislike games with a tight timer, don't buy this game it will utterly frustrate you.

After I have dispensed this sage advice I have to say, I know why people seem to like this game. It's fast, it's easy and it's fiendish fun.

Ninja Die Alot has much to do in this game, run around, killing robots and bosses and navigate some hazzards like spikes and stuff. But the first rule of Ninjaism (pun) "Never give up!", while the second "Get better!" will keep Die Alot striving for more and more stars or maybe he just needs more lives?

The game supports controllers and I recommend using one in this game, it's far better to control the game.

Although the gameplay is simple and easy, the game by itself isn't too easy, you have to achieve stars, which will unlock the next world for you, the more stars you gain, the better.

Graphics and sound are, ok, they are nothing earthshaking, but they at least fit the game and aren't unsightly mashups. The speedrun part of the game can be frustrating, but in this game the speedrun works fine, perfection is the objective.

Given the game isn't a masterpiece it's diverting and a perfect match for a short break or a short moment of Zen... well, please don't take the Zen thing seriously.

Expressed on a scale of 0 to 15 it's a rock solid 8 points, or a solid 3 or C grade. Nothing perfect, but entertaining. nothing that is a must have, but still not a lead duck on an account. Yes, it seems to be hard, yes, you will be shamed.

Conditionally Recommended

Yes! This game is fun and frustration, it's fast and yet not too easy. If you are fan of Jump & Runs you'll love this game, if you like speedruns, you'll dig this game. Be careful you don't get hooked on it. On the other hand, it's also a "casual" game, with very simple gameplay. And if you can't stand getting frustrated by hundredfolds of deaths of your little avatar, then just don't buy the game. Another drawback is the steep price, it's a small game... if you are stubborn and skilled enough you can play it through in less than three hours, which just is not enough content for eight bucks.

Best played in short doses, as a break filler or as a sweet little morsel in between online raids, to keep the fingers flexible.
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Haxprince
71.5 hrs
Posted: August 17
Buy Ten Second Ninja X instead. Its got all these levels, new ones, and no hitler, nazis or swastikas.
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RCannon
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 15
Fun time waster in short bursts. Reminds me a bit of Super Meat Boy as far as controls and setup but they are quite different. Enjoyable enough but there are plenty of better games for your $.
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Birckk
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 6
Love this game
10 second ninja is a really fun and cool little game with some cool mechanics and great gameplay.

If you don't know already 10 second ninja is a game where you are gonna have to play every lvl until you get it just right (or look up a guide on how to do it xD). the satisfaction of finishing a level is great and its really fun to play. greatly recommended to anyone who likes a good game pretty much :). bonus its a fairly easy 100%.
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SOCKTOPUS
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 5
I'm not sure about it being worth the pricepoint, as it plays quite a bit like a really well made flash game, but none-the-less, this game is a piece of work. Fun fast-paced ninja action. I guess this game is worth the $10 because you get to kill hitler too!

Challenging, fun, clean graphics and easy to play with either keyboard or controller. A+ to the Devs.
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Jo351
4.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
Would recommend if picked up with a deep discount. I got an hour of casual fun out of it and 3-starring every level is still ahead of me if I wanted(any extra time is for trading cards). The platforming feels good and the concept is solid. Nothing to write home about, but also no major complaints.
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All Might
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 24
An awesome indie game for all to enjoy, but hard to master.

The game can be finished quickly, but if you want perfection, it could take you some time to actually truely finish it.

If you are a fan of Super Meat Boy, then this game is for you! :)
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