You are darkness. You are the night. You are a guy in a spandex shirt, cargo shorts and jogging shoes.
Ninja Warrior Game from Marvelous AQL, Inc. is an obstacle course runner with a ninja theme. Your mission is to navigate the course in the time allotted. As you run along, you will need to jump over hurdles, duck and slide under barriers, climb walls, swing on ropes over chasms…you get the idea.
Getting to the end of the course in less than the posted time limit will earn points with which you can buy neat gear like a police shirt or a martini glass (not very ninja-like, but there it is…).
The graphics are a fairly decent version of realism. There are stylized elements of the game, but your character looks like a human, the trees look like trees (the snozberries look like snozberries). I hope the audio problem I encountered is not universal because on the installation on my iPod (4 series) there is no sound, music or otherwise (caveat emptor). The game is intended to be challenging, but the controls ended up feeling sluggish to the point of non responsiveness, and therefore rather frustrating.
Another cause of concern in this game is that it requires a network connection to play. I’m not a great fan of a game I can play on my own but only if I’m connected. If you are not playing on an iPhone, or an iPad with cell connectivity, you may become a long suffering companion of the “Connection Error” screen.
Despite decent gameplay, customizability, and some interesting competitions, I’m not entirely game for Ninja Warrior Game. There are 30 courses to play so it will keep you busy for quite a while, and I can accept a “ninja” game with foppish accessories as being light hearted and fun oriented, but the control latency, along with the connection requirement—inspires avoidance.
The price tag is only $1.99. It isn’t expensive, but be quite sure you want to spend it.
Seller: Marvelous AQL
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Compatibility: iPhone 3GS or better, iPod touch 3rd generation or better, iPad. Optimized for the iPhone 5.
Price: $1.99 (with in-app purchases)
Age Rating: 4+
Availability: Out now