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Introducing the world’s smallest heroes. The cutest little ninjas in the whole of feudal Japan.
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Join Hiro and his Mini Ninja friends as they journey through spellbound lands to do battle with the Evil Samurai Warlord and his magical armies.
Brimming with inventiveness and full of fun, the game offers delightful characters in a beautifully animated world. Whether you’re using Hiro’s magic, Futo’s might, Suzume’s stealth, or another path entirely, you’re sure of an experience that is enticing, exciting and funny. With a charming visual style and open-ended gameplay that encourages exploration, Mini Ninjas gives younger players a light-hearted yet epic adventure, free of gruesome violence and high on magic.
• Six playable ninja characters – Players can switch easily between any one of the six incredibly cute ninjas, each with different skills, weapons and moves.
• Epic open-ended level design – Environments are lush with a wide open feel and plenty of encouragement for players to explore every corner of a beautifully imagined world.
• Control the animals of the forest – Throughout their quest the Mini Ninjas encounter a number of different animals from chickens to foxes, frogs, raccoons, and bears. Use Kuji magic to possess these animals and use their abilities in the fight against the Evil Samurai Warlord!
• Superb style – Mini Ninjas evokes a magical Japan with a simple but charming visual style and authentic music – the design is a labour of love that has produced an accessible and enjoyable game.
4 Stars “Children will love the cute characters and easy gameplay, while their older counterparts will enjoy the scenery and power move/spell strategy elements.” – Macworld
5 Stars MacFormat Choice Award “Not many games appeal to adults and young children alike, but Mini Ninjas pulls off this feat with style, wit and charm.” – MacFormat
4 Stars “…Mini Ninjas might feel like just another kids’ computer game. However, once we got past the tutorial and began battling some of the game’s equally adorable enemies, we found that Mini Ninjas’ storyline has real depth and the cut-scenes are more than just cheese.” – Mac|Life
Important information regarding Mini Ninjas:
• Mini Ninjas does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.
• In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 1.4GHz CPU / 1GB RAM / 128MB Graphics Card (not Intel GMA, ATI X1xxx series, or NVIDIA 7xxx series).
• This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
• Full system requirements are available on the Mini Ninjas mini-site at feralinteractive.com/minininjas .
• If you require assistance, please contact our support team at [email protected]
• The characters depicted in this game are fully qualified Ninjas, and any attempt to wield large wooden hammers, chop trees in half or gain magical control of family pets is discouraged.
Mini Ninjas © 2009-2011 Square Enix Ltd. Published by Square Enix Ltd. Developed by IO Interactive A/S. Mini Ninjas and the Mini Ninjas logo, Square Enix and the Square Enix logo are trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. IO Interactive and the IO logo are trademarks of IO Interactive A/S. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd.
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1) Someone commented about unexpected quiting. I have had it happen a few times only. I had to have my net security software not scan the virtual disc the game creates. I think that was one issue. I also reset some stuff reguarding CPU and processor priorities and am now running the game with everything maxed on the graphics. Possibly if you have any background software running it might also be overloading the free memory. After resetting a few things, it's only quit once or twice and it's running like a dream.
2) In reply to a previous post, right click is stun and left click is regular attack, and that is working on the new magic mouse. Also your moust used keyboard buttons are numbers 1, 2, and 3.
3) Fighting that instead of death ends in your foes turning into cuddly animals. I've enjoyed some of Feral Interactives other games so figured I'd give it a try. It's well worth the price tag and there are many levels and many hours of play. It's a mix of fighting game and RPG. It needs a good graphics card. I have to play on low detail setting, but it still looks beautiful. Hours upon hours of addicting play. Also, the ingame tutorials are good for mastering the controls, which aren't hard, there are just many. All-in-all an excellent game.
First, let me clear up that this game was previously released on the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. It's a full-fledged console game. It's incredibly fun, with six ninjas to play as, each with their own combat style and power attacks, and the fourth ninja especially has a very different style than the other five. Fighting hordes of enemies doesn't feel like a chore at all. The levels are each very large and open-ended, so you could play a level ten times and not explore every corner.
Stealth is a major element in the game, and the latter levels can get quite difficult. Boss battles require thought and reflex. There are a wide variety of items in the game, from smoke bombs to caltrops and even a potion that turns you into a fish. The music is authentic and really makes you feel like a ninja.
For anyone who didn't know, you can remap the controls in the Options menu, so the way you play the game is completely customizable. For example, if you don't like clicking to attack, you could set the attack key to X. Overall, this is a fun game with great variety that you will not get tired of soon.
WELL Worth 30 Dollars, And Here's Why...
When I first saw this game, I was a little surprised at the 30 dollar price tag, but I did not realize at the time that this was a fully developed adventure game that rivals games like Zelda. And it's incredibly fun and easy to play. Anytime you get lost and aren't sure what to do next (almost never), you can get instant guidance by pushing a button. The combat is intuitive and easy, the graphics are wonderful, and the story is cute and funny.
The only game I've played on a daily basis in the last 10 years was Starcraft (and now the sequel). And yet, I find myself opening up Mini Ninjas several times per day and trying to get further along in the story. Look, this is not some 99 cent app that you can finish in a couple hours. This is full game like you'd find on a console. Give it a try, and you won't be disappointed. I bought this game on the strength of the reviews, and so that's why I'm contributing my review now.
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- Mac App Store Price: $9.99
- Category: Games (Mac)
- Updated: Apr 15, 2011
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 4.24 GB
- Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Feral Interactive Ltd
- Mini Ninjas © 2009-2011 Square Enix Ltd. Published by Square Enix Ltd. Developed by IO Interactive A/S. Developed for and published on the Mac by Feral Interactive Ltd.
Requirements: OS X 10.6.6 or later