Ninjahtic is an action/adventure platformer with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth. While it's progression is linear, the open-ended nature of every level requires exploration of an abandoned civilization located atop floating islands.
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Release Date: Jul 6, 2015

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About This Game

Ninjahtic is an action/adventure platformer with elements of puzzle-solving and stealth. While it's progression is linear, the open-ended nature of every level requires exploration of an abandoned civilization located atop floating islands. Usage of the environment also plays a key role when solving puzzles and dispatching enemy robots throughout.

  • Open-ended levels with various platforming challenges
  • Skill-based puzzles and elements of stealth
  • Supports Xbox 360 controllers

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
One of those games, which will not hold your hand. Worth it? In this review you will find out.
Hint: At the end of this review you will find a TL;DR and a video section.


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Ninjahtic was developed and published by Blaze Epic in July 2015 and titles itself as an action-adventure platformer in a neoretro style. The player jumps into the role of an unnamed, black haired ninja, who explores an abandoned civilization located atop of a floating island. The reason behind that is unknown and so the ninja discovers corner by corner of the city. The place does not seem to be so abandoned as thought at first.

The graphics are hold in a simple but very smoothed out retro look, which reminds of games from the Gameboy Advance. Each layout of the level is cut into two pieces, a background always fitting to the parts where the action is happening. Nothing special but very well made and nice to look at while playing through the game.

'Easy to learn, hard to master' is a good description for the gameplay. In the tried and tested way of a platformer, the player has to move the character through parts of a level, while solving puzzles and avoiding lethal traps and enemies, either through stealthing or through going in like a berserk. Four kind of different roboters and three different trap types will stand in the path of the ninja, killing him instantly when they attack. Admittedly not the biggest variety, however this will not cut down the difficulty. Not comparable to the difficulty from similar games like Super Meat Boy, Ninjahtic still proves to be tricky in each new part of a level. The layouts of puzzles, traps and enemies are always different and the player will not feel like he was in that level already before. Apropos, while this game is actually linear in its gameplay, some paths provide two or three more ways to discover. Only one or rarely two are open to obtain e.g. cards in the later levels to proceed, which means that the player has to go through a lot of backtracking. (It is preventable by saving at the forks.)
An endboss, 5 in number including the last boss, will await the Ninja at each end of the levels and have slightly different patters to get defeated.

Controlwise the game is also hold simple, yet it does not feel clunky at all. After the ninja jumps aground, he will stay there for a few milliseconds. The player might be not used to it at first, probably even find it annoying , but over time it helps to "feel" the characters movement. Walljumping is very accurate, everything else works smooth and let the character literally glide through the levels.

The whole action is highlighted with a pleasent hypnotic looping soundtrack, which will interestingly not get monotonous.

Unfortunately, no story is told and so the player will get thrown into the game without any prologue and endsequence. Also the length leaves a little to be desired. After 3 hours of gameplay everything in Ninjahtic is discovered and after the last boss the game ends abrupt. Here could have been a bit more to satisfy the player, but the overall look and gameplay compensate this small problems.

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Not as difficulty as Super Meat Boy, this game scores with adorable pixelated graphics, a nice soundtrack and overall smooth gameplay. After each death - and there were a lot - I had the feeling to rather blame me than the game. Even without story I really enjoyed Ninjahtic for its graphics and gameplay. I just wish it would have been longer, since it really ended abruptly.

Every fan of this genre should get it immediately.

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[✔] Adorable, pixelated graphics
[✔] Great soundtrack and sound effects
[✔] Tries to get away from linearity
[✔] Simple but amazing gameplay
[✔] Reasonable difficulty
[✔] Accurate controls and controller support

[✖] No story at all
[✖] Too short (3 hours of gameplay)
[✖] A bit of backtracking


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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Ninjahtic, is very simple, but extremely fun platformer. The controls do feel kinda clunky at times, but it's not game breaking. Also the game does get very difficult quite fast, so if you want a challenge this game is for you.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
8-bit neoretro platformers are my bread and butter these days, and Ninjahtic was a tasty little hunk of rye that really hit the spot! Cute graphics! Pleasant and unobtrusive soundtrack that plays in hypnotic loops -- puts one in the mood for carefully timed ninja antics!

Controls can be a bit clunky sometimes -- this did not detract much from my delectation, but I wish they had been a bit more slick. I did not care for a downward wall slide always terminating in an outward jump. Also, game ends without so much as a "winrar is you!" I wanted acknowledgement of some kind; a pixely comic book cinematic would have been incredible. I want positive reinforcement! Always!

Having different options to dispatch foes is nice. I liked kicking them into each other a lot! After playing this nifty little nugget, I am quite pleased to know that I own the entire Blaze Epic catalog. Ninjahtic is a game all of my spiritual siblings should play! (Review sandwich complete.)
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
Fun, simple platformer. Wallclimbs, jumps, big ups, flip kicks. Not enough flippy-flips, guess we still need to go get Shadow. Movement feels tight, enemies act as classic platformer obstacles, music is a little repetitive (but not bad in and of itself). Infinite Tatsumaki mandatory to get around? Ok.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
I played this game a ton before it got on steam and am a big fan of Blaze Epic's works.
If you enjoy 8-bit platforming and are looking for a challenge this is well worth the nice and cheap price.
Be ready to get frustrated because some of it is REALLY hard, and the game does not hold your hand at all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Maybe I'm just bad at this game, but It seems like the controls could use improvement. Left/right movement is with a/d but attack is on x, and with the spacebar needed for jumping, this leads to an incredibly awkward hand position. It's also a naturally challenging game. You can die in one hit, and enemies take multiple hits to destroy if you can't jump on them. Your character also has a little lag when you land from a jump, which takes some time to get used to and stops your momentum. I didn't get very far into the game, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants the challenge.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
Clunky controls, but really enjoyable gameplay and platforming. Combat is pretty decent and the soundtrack is great. Also, the puzzles are actually pretty clever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Charming parkour-based, Pixelated Platformer

:-Really nice mechanics when it comes to running, walljumping, etc.
-Has Controller support
-Art style
-Varied levels and places

:-Movement CAN get a bit buggy with a controller (I've only tried on the 360 so I'm not sure about others)
-Can be a bit frustrating having to restart an area/level only because you were hit once.

Opinionated Improvements
:-Implement a health system
-In game map of areas
-Character customization
-More music
-Inventory, Crafting.

Overall, It's a really nice game. You get used to it really quickly, and once you have, It's really fluent in the manner of how quickly you finish a level.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
played to the end, so it's good...but it's not great. worth it for the price, nice game to run through if you want a quick somewhat challenging retro style action platformer with adventure elements. i used to rent a couple of NES games every weekend and ploy through them - this really reminded me of that, which is cool. And this game is cheaper than a rental, which is essentially what it is - not exactly short, but not worth more than a couple days, and no replay value unless you want to speedrun the whole thing.

good albeit simple gameplay mechanics (jump/slash). the big specialty here is the parkour-style grabbing ledges, wall-jumping/sliding, and running up walls a little. despite the platforming strengths, the challenge is more timing-based - enemies and turrets that can quickly insta-kill you. luckily you have infinite lives and only have to restart whatever screen you are on (there is no scrolling in this game at all). but it seems like if the platforming was the best part, why not get more tricky with the ... platforms? there are no moving platforms.

also the presentation is very lackluster. this goes beyond NES retro. It feels like a freeware DOS game - you return instantly to the start screen after finishing the game - not even credits!

pixel art is good, and there is decent variety for the length of the game, but some areas can become quickly confusing since their screens start to get real familiar looking. the gating is done by key cards and switches - problem is there doesn't seem to be a way to know which ones you've gotten other than remembering, so you can do a lot of backtracking, and with the screen art having no distinctive visual cues, it can get a little frustrating.

- parkour platforming
- good challenge, and ramps up throughout
- pixel art
- good bang for the buck

- lackluster presentation
- gets repetitive
- confusing maps/repetitive level art
- enemies sometimes feel random, too easy for enemies to kill you in a cheap manner
- i can't see any replay value here

verdict: definitely buy this if you like pixel art, retro (simple) gameplay, challenge, and don't care much about presentation, length, or replay value. It's cheap and enjoyable, but not going to stick out as one of your favorite games.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Awesome gift I got for the holidays! SUPER-SIC-Platformer
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Jake The Gamer 2022
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 16
Waste of money
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El Mirador
3.6 hrs
Posted: July 7
Beated under 4hrs.
A tiny little platformer, suited for anyone who wants some quick fun / challenges without getting into it too much.

+Tight controls
+Good room designs, fair challenging

-No map system, no indication for items you've already got, which makes back tracking somewhat painful (yes, there IS back tracking in this game, not much though)
-Wall running may not work sometimes
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1.5 hrs
Posted: June 11
It's a good game. 7/10.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: May 9
This game is quite fun, I have not played all that much of it yet, but for something rather simple, but challenging, it is great! Also, SUPPORTS XBOX 360 controllers! Bonus for me!
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 6
The nostalgia and decent gameplay is lost in the sea of frustration that is the broken wall-run mechanic.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: April 24
So before everything ♥♥♥♥ this go buy shovel knight
okay that out of the way lets start!
-the combat is boring and annoynig its just dumb you kick and freeze in place you die in one hit and that causes you to restart the screen enemies take about 5 or 3 till they die so dumb
-platforming is just not fun and basic the mecanic are stupid and dont work sometimes its like mario....but ♥♥♥♥
-the music sucks and gets annoying after like 3 minutes its like a 5 sec loop of bullcrap
-you cant change the controls and suprise they suck
so all in all i want my 70 cent back go buy shovel knight, Rayman or any other platformer that comes to mind cause this one isnt worth it.
oh ps 70 cent because of a steam sale...i regret it...a lot...
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0.4 hrs
Posted: April 4
Great game concept killed by frustrating controls and lack on an auto-save feature. Also, you stop every time you land from everything and it's really annoying after a bit.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: March 26
Ninjahtic is a nice little game, where nothing is perfect but everything is generally quite good, so in the end the game is fun.
The visuals are 8bit retro, the music is good but nothing spectacular, and the platforming is usually challenging but neither unfair nor so tough that I'd consider stopping - with the notable exception of the end boss fight, which was uncharacteristically silly.
The controls are tight enough at the beginning, and work well mostly throughout, although there are a few situations where they could respond faster. All this results in a game that you keep coming back to until the end.

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0.3 hrs
Posted: March 22
It's rather decent. You do get what you paid for. Although, the newest title in the series is definitely more polished.
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