Mini Ninjas is a game that combines furious action with stealth and exploration for an experience that appeals to a wide audience across age groups and preferences. It’s an action-adventure with a strong focus on allowing the player freedom to explore the world and has the depth to allow for very varied gameplay and approaches to getting...
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Mostly Positive (17 reviews) - 76% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (706 reviews) - 86% of the 706 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2009

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Mini Ninjas is a game that combines furious action with stealth and exploration for an experience that appeals to a wide audience across age groups and preferences. It’s an action-adventure with a strong focus on allowing the player freedom to explore the world and has the depth to allow for very varied gameplay and approaches to getting through the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and Vista
    • Processor: PIV/Athlon 3.2ghz or higher processor
    • Memory: 512MB system RAM (1GB Vista)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1300 or higher / Nvidia Geforce 6600 or higher (shader model 3 required) graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 5.85GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP and Vista
    • Processor: Intel/Athlon Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1024MB system RAM (2GB Vista)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1300 or higher / Nvidia Geforce 6600 or higher with 512MB video RAM (shader model 3 required)
    • Hard Drive: 5.85GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
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Mostly Positive (17 reviews)
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Professor Dr Dr Osama Bin Laden
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
FOR EVERYONE WITHOUT SOUND:

Install OpenAL www. openal .org/downloads/
(Its not within newer windows versions, that´s why there is no sound)

ALSO:
FOR PEOPLE WITH LAGS/FREEZES EVERY 5 SECONDS:
(Especially for WIN10)
The problem is caused by a bugged input device that should be non-existing.
Go to device manager
look for:"input devices (Human interface devices)"

Inside should be 3 "HID-compliant consumer control devices"
Go to everyone of them and check their designation
(right click , Properties , details , click the second option)

Then look for one that looks like this/ends with 0002: HID\VID_0B05&PID_17FD&MI_01&COL03\7&18A20B22&0&0002
Then disable it

I'm not responsible, of course, for any damage caused by this.

I got this fix out of the forums, and it worked for me.
Tell me in the comments if it worked for you.
Upvote this so people (especially every new buyer) can see this.
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Cookie ^^
12.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Nostalgia, nostalgia, such a good feeling to finish an old game you liked and still like
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GoToTheSettings
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
Encountered a bug that ended up dubstep remixing all the voices.

10/10 would remix again
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xion03
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 10
sound doesnt work on windows 10 64bit

neither compatibility mode for windows xp, nor installing the openal libraries fixed this for me
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fizz4rizz
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 9
im really disappointed that the sound doesnt work right the game has a few bugs and i wish they would patch it but its long been abandoned
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Hyperchaotic
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 4
Very cute and interesting game with beautiful graphics and simple mechanics.
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bonobo3103
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
BIG SOUND PROBLEMES
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onlinechaos
12.5 hrs
Posted: July 20
Game is unplayable, locks up and freezes a lot. Can't find any fix that works online.
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TurtleNose
39.2 hrs
Posted: July 5
PLEASE NOTE: While I will still give this game a thumbs up I wanted to share that (according to what I just read online, June 2016) the developer does not support this game past Windows XP. I beat this a few years ago when I had XP, but now that I've been running Windows 7 64bit my kid wants to play it and was really upset that it kept crashing. So far setting the exe to run in compatibilty mode with Windows XP has fixed our issue.

Still a great game, just be prepared to do some trouble shooting if you are running Windows 7 or later.
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いつき, イツキ
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 3
this made me more asian
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Very cute and interesting game with beautiful graphics and simple mechanics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
FOR EVERYONE WITHOUT SOUND:

Install OpenAL www. openal .org/downloads/
(Its not within newer windows versions, that´s why there is no sound)

ALSO:
FOR PEOPLE WITH LAGS/FREEZES EVERY 5 SECONDS:
(Especially for WIN10)
The problem is caused by a bugged input device that should be non-existing.
Go to device manager
look for:"input devices (Human interface devices)"

Inside should be 3 "HID-compliant consumer control devices"
Go to everyone of them and check their designation
(right click , Properties , details , click the second option)

Then look for one that looks like this/ends with 0002: HID\VID_0B05&PID_17FD&MI_01&COL03\7&18A20B22&0&0002
Then disable it

I'm not responsible, of course, for any damage caused by this.

I got this fix out of the forums, and it worked for me.
Tell me in the comments if it worked for you.
Upvote this so people (especially every new buyer) can see this.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
118 of 124 people (95%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
The game is not the newest so why add my bit on this still?


Well because the reviews i have seen here miss to tell you one very important thing.


What you really need to know about this game is how CALM it is.
You could say how ZEN it is.


From the pleasent painterly like graphics to the music and sounds (even those that occur duing fights) NONE of it has the overladen, agressive stings of the usuall Tripple A Action games.

This game is a smooth calm spring rain on your nerves.
The music calms you down and searching for the hidden items in the beautyfully "drawn" levels with the soothing colours and fishing your food from a river, bobbing on it's surface in your hat/boat is the best thing you could do after a stressfull day of work.

Would i recommend it?

Absolutely! Makes me calm down every time i play it.
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103 of 116 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2013
Ridiculously cute and funny, this is a game that is screaming for proper achievements. The characters are fun to play with. The level designs are sometimes a little heavy on the wide open spaces which can be a pain if you're hunting for, say, an elusive plant. The bosses are... very silly. If you fell for the trailers you will probably get a lot of fun out of being a ninja... or a chicken.... or a frog...
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76 of 79 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Really weirdly good, much better than I was expecting. The action is very satisfying and it controls nicely. The world is also charming and interesting. I feel like too many people overlooked this title.
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88 of 104 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Ninja Cute!

It speaks volumes of the quality of Mini Ninja's solid gameplay and cute engaging game world that a grown man such as myself could sit down and play a game from start to finish that is clearly aimed squarely for kids without brushing it aside for more thought provoking, grown-up fair. Mini Ninjas executes its charm offensive right from the opening credits as it plays out like one of the many Saturday morning cartoons I used to love to watch as a kid. What is even more surprising is that Mini Ninjas comes from the same studio that has built an empire out of anti-heroes. With Hitman and the Kane and Lynch series firmly under IO Interactive's belt, two very different franchises featuring characters with dubious lifestyles littered with sex, drugs, profanity and lots of merciless killing, Mini Ninjas ends up playing like a gentle breeze on a hot and muggy Saturday morning/afternoon. The closest the gamer is going to get to any kind of merciless killing in Mini Ninjas is enemies exploding in a colorful array of bubbles to reveal some poor wildlife animal that the games main villain, the evil Samurai Warlord, has transformed into mindless soldiers to do his dark bidding.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=400188372
Taking on role of Hiro, the youngest of all the mini ninjas and the last mini ninja to be sent out by the villages Ninja Master to discover the truth behind the storms that have suddenly appeared, desecrating the land. With all the Ninja Masters previous students failing to return with any kind of information - the fate of the world is soon bestowed upon the young shoulders of Hiro and his best friend Futo as they set out to discover what is causing the land such grave troubles. It is soon revealed that an evil Samurai Warlord, already once banished from the land, has returned to the world using the ancient art of Kuji magic to reign down ravaging storms and transform its innocent wildlife into mindless warriors. Kuji magic, it is soon discovered, is Hiro's ace in the hole. While the other missing mini ninjas may have mastered the techniques of ninja-hood it's Hiro's ability to master the arts of the Kuji that will be the lands saving grace.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=400268600
Mini Nijas features some incredibly tight controls and an engaging combat system (that includes various forms of Kuji magic learnt on the fly) as Hiro discovers lost Kuji magic scrolls in the most unlikeliest of places that will enable him and Futo to progress through the games ravaged lands. Along the way Hiro will also be tasked with locating the whereabouts of each missing mini ninja that the Ninja Master sent out initially and who never returned. Once each character is located and freed, they become available for use in game as the player is able to switch between Hiro, Futo and each freed mini ninja. Each mini ninja comes with his own distinct playstyle so one never really gets bored as you switch in and out of characters making use of each ones abilities.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=399493899
Along the way you will encounter Samurai Bosses sent out by the evil Samurai Warlord himself to thwart your progress. These bosses are not particularly challenging and mostly rely on quick-time events to defeat although in order to initiate these sequences you will first need to uncover each bosses weakness. These boss encounters are fun to engage with book-ending each of Mini Ninjas chapters perfectly. If I have a gripe with the game it's that the games camera occasionally takes on a life of its own as it twists and turns leaving you a bit disorientated in some of the battle sequences that play out. While certainly not game breaking in any way or form it does sometimes get mildly annoying.

Mini Ninjas is a simple game and while it may not provide much in the way of challenge to an older, more experienced crowd, still ends up being a joy to play because the way the game perfectly executes what it sets out to do. If you have any younger kids in your household that are always hankering to play something from your library then I would highly suggest picking up Mini Ninjas for them (and yourself of course). IO Interactive have succeeded in delivering a charming, albeit simple, little gem of a title that should see joy being spread around the room in equal measures for those playing the game or simply watching it.

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52 of 55 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
It’s a game aimed at kids, there’s no doubt about that. You can see that from the very presentation, to the fact that you don’t actually kill anyone despite battling countless “ninjas” on the way. As such it doesn’t offer much of a challenge, but it’s not easier than, say, Assassin’s Creed. That said it’s a game which is incredibly fun to play. It cute, it’s funny and the combat system is tight and satisfying. It has several playable characters which are kind of like different classes from RPGs, a crafting system and encourages exploration with a clever implementation of search for “spell scrolls”.

Definitely an overlooked game, and it’s a damn shame I would’ve liked a sequel. Ah well…
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
This game is probably one of the most adoreable games I have ever played.
Aside from all the cuteness, the game has a very fun combat system where you can play as different (mini) ninjas who each have their own weapon and skills which make it very fun and interesting to play.
It's such a simple yet beautiful game packed with humor that I'm sure everyone will enjoy!
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
well, me and my niece really loved to play together. so 10/10 , kids 6-11 y.o. and childish adult will love it. LOL!
gameplay and story very simple, yet beautifully scripted for kids.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
I never would have expected that much from a kids game. Great combat. Charming well laid out visuals. varied fighting styles. crafting. Awesome whitewater rafting and sledding down a mountain! yeah its was really good.
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