The Top 7... Lamest ninja

We call out gaming's most shameful shinobi

Wrath of the Black Manta
The Black Manta

Ninja should always be rocking. But it's hard to get in your killing groove when your ear drums are being assaulted by terrible MIDI music that sounds like a cat on crack doing scales on a keyboard. Some games stand the test of time, but the slow motion shuriken attacks and clumsy walking movements of the Black Manta make him seem more like a motorized mannequin than a killer on the go. It's more of a nostalgia for old school 2D gaming than the Manta's ninja-ness that keeps the cult following of this ancient artifact of the 8-bit era alive today.

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