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 (231 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
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Super Meat Boy fans, this game's another challenge for you
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
soooo intense
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
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
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Just when you think you've mastered this game, it goes and throws you a curveball and is 3x as hard.
Extra levels are not for the faint of heart.

Satisfying. Frustrating. Good fun. Ten seconds at a time.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Though the game is very short i would highly recommend playing it.
the game is a platformer where you have to complete every stage in 10 seconds or less, the fun part comes from trying to beat other people's times in the leaderboard, i wouldn't recommend playing this game if you only plan to blast through it.
give it a shot if you enjoy games like Super meat boy..etc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
The entire concept of this game is awesome, so many hours of fun.
As you progress the levels become more and more like a puzzel. You have to plan out where to go next and how to take out first. If you're a fan of this kind of game you'll love it!

9.5/10!!!!! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
great game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A most reductive review would be that this game and its several dozen interesting levels is Super Meat Boy platformer with combat. Specifically, you are a little ninja that fights off robot Hitler and his robot minions while trying to clear a level as fast as possible.

Depending on your preference of game genre, this is either a delight or the most infuriating thing you've encountered today.

The game is polished, responsive, and has a nice presentation. If Super Meat Boy with simple combat sounds appealing to you, this is worth a shot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Good one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
How to press R the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I find this game so hard that I cannot get pass level 2. I had to retry level 1 at least 10 times! Maybe I have butter fingers but I highly recommend this game to hardcore gamers seeking a challenge!

My ninja skills are atrocious!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
It's very simple. On a 360 controller it's A to jump, X for sword and B for shuriken. Also RB for retry. You'll use that last one often.

Each level is short and brutal (at least for robots), but getting that 3rd star takes muscle memory kicking in - the only possible way to complete a level in two seconds is to automatically have the exact movements memorised in your fingers. Reflexive AND addictive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This game will annoy the ♥♥♥♥ out of you. But, It is super fun trying to get the quickest time you can on some of harder levels! Also get this game when it's cheap because I wouldn't say it's worth normal price. But yeah, super fun, fast pace game. Yeah you should get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game is like a speedrunners dream!

Imagine super meat boy with insanely fast levels and you get this.

The Game controls great meaning the the only real challenge is attempting to beat the clock not fiddling with controls.
The Game is a bit on the short side just as a warning. The levels are insanely creative with new elements being introduced constantly. The game also has a bit of puzzle in it sure you can beat the level but you need to do it fast so you'll need to find the best route for getting a better time.

Also if you really lke competing for times don't worry theres a leaderboard so you can race against your friends.

Overall its a very fun and very replayble game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
10 Second Ninja is an amazing platformer where you go on an epic fast paced quest to destroy robot hitler and his plans!
This game is really simple, but is simple bad? The answer is no. Simple games can sometimes be some of the best games. You get easily addicted to the game. The levels are hard, but enjoyable. Simple, but it seems complex. The story is a bit weird, but you will most likely get a laugh out of it.
If you are looking for a challenging platformer to test your skills, this game is for you!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
I have never felt this much like a ninja before!
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