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 (368 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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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

Windows
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
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
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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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
May 20, 2015
If you aren't a speedrunner, I wouldn't consider 10 Second Ninja. I decided to buckle down and really work at the game after a frustrating introduction, and quickly completed it with some effort. The full content is around 4 minutes long, with later levels only adding portals and enemies that take two hits to kill. The only appeal of the game is finding routes to optimize times, but other games do so much more in the genre.

The game is built on Game Maker, I only knew this after the 2nd cutscene gave up a Game Maker error report and crashed the game when an image couldn't be found. The program seems to take process priority along with nearly 500MB of RAM, slowing the Desktop and all other activities if you want to Alt-Tab. FPS is good, and I assume the high priority is to make sure the clock is accurate.

Controls are simple but inconsistent, not really fitting for a precision platformer. The sword hitbox can be gigantic at times, even allowing some kills through walls. Normal ground behaves more like Ice, while Ice really didn't give me much issue. Sometimes the ninja would run with no buttons pressed after restarting, while other times it would ignore my inputs (mostly in the Hard mode 100% run, wasting precious time). The 10-second max means most levels are very limited, with only 4 of the 40 levels spanning beyond the screen. I'm kinda shocked a ninja in a platforming game can't wall-jump, while a famous cube of meat puts this ninja to shame.

The game requires Stars to progress in the game, so expect to repeat and perfect levels from the start. Beginners will get trapped in the first world until they can improve times for Stars. At least the community seems friendly, with some helpful strategy videos to complete the game. I don't know if the developer cleans time records, but there's a cheater with a 100% time under 5 seconds that needs wiped. At least the music in the Bonus area was really good.

Overall, the game is too one-dimensional. Super Meat Boy, Stealth Bast Deluxe, and other platformers allow speedrunning without limiting level design and cutting mechanics. 40 short levels, no variety in traps or enemies, and no included level editor means content is slim. It's bundle fodder, which is where I got it, and the store price is insane. There's nothing really unique here. If you're a speedrunner that has exhausted every other game, you could still find other games with more content. The cutscenes may be longer than the gameplay, but they try too hard to be memetic and get tweets. A hashtag in a cutscene, yuck. Considering all the levels can be reasonably completed in 240 seconds, you must see the cost-per-hour here is awful. It had potential, but the title restricted the gameplay far too much.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is a 2d indie platform puzzle game.

The main goal is to kill all the robots within the 10 seconds.
You jump, slash and strow shurikens to find the fastest way.
Every level it's getting harder and harder to find the way.
Yes, You can look up how you can do it the fastest way only doing this that is biggest challenge.
The game has a really crazy and funny story line and makes it wurth playing.
I won't tell what it is about you need to find out for your self.

It sound easy only this game is so freaking frustrating and fun to play.
Great levels with great background music and theme.
This game will give you a great challange !!

If you like this kind of game I would really recommend this to you.
I give it a score of 8/10 for the funny story, great challenge and cool music.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
"ALLLLL THE STARS"



Is what I would’ve shouted after the billionth try of a single level.

+ Incredible replayability (3 stars, steam achievements, friend/world leaderboards)
+ Simple intuitive controls (found myself Ace-ing levels 5 mins in)
+ Hilarious story arch
+ So addictive, very very satisfying

- Sometimes stale and annoying music

9/10 great pick up and play
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Do not be fooled by the games soft and indie appearance. This game is hard as balls! Levels have to be completed in 2 seconds or less in order to get all 3 stars on the level, which is harder than it sounds. It's cute, the achievements are quirky, controls are good. I like it, a lot.
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