Here and Now Indie: Ninja Senki

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Retro platformers are a dime a dozen these days, not that we’re complaining. But few have ever busted out such a nostalgia suplex on our heartstrings like Ninja Senki, an old-school platformer by one of the minds behind the equally great Wizorb. As the pixelated ninja Hayate, you’ll traverse sixteen levels rife with tough-but-fair obstacles, hurling human-sized shuriken with the same satisfying tempo as Mega Man’s buster shot.

Ninja Senki captures the perfect pacing of the best NES games, wordlessly easing you into new mechanics through gameplay alone before pushing your newfound skills to their limit. The charming Game Boy Color-style graphics give it that extra coat of authenticity, and the level and boss designs are fantastic. If you’ve ever enjoyed an NES platformer, download this now and prepare to love your life.

Ninja Senki Launch Trailer from pixeltao on Vimeo.

We want to make your Saturdays better, and the best way to do that is recommend a great, easy-to-acquire indie game. If you’re looking for something fun to play, Here and Now Indie marks the end of your search.


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  • Churchy99 - January 21, 2013 1:38 a.m.

    Thanks for the heads up! As said earlier, this is a great feature to have - I look forward to see more from Here and Now Indie. Barely a week ago I asked for more content featuring games from the indie scene and you guys have already started doing so. It's great to go to a site where our feedback is ACTUALLY acted upon! Thanks guys at GR!
  • santaclouse37 - January 20, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    This is an awesome idea for a weekly feature! Now I have a reason to visit this site on Saturdays.
  • slimjim441 - January 20, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    Kirby + Mega Man = Ninja Senki apparently. Looks radical.
  • slimjim441 - January 20, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    If only I could download it on my Mac... >__>
  • BladedFalcon - January 20, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Hmm, this looks like right up my alley! Thanks!

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