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Romset and name:
ninjak The Ninja Kids (World)
Short name:
The Ninja Kids
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / 2.5D
Serie:
Driver source:
taito/taito_f2.cpp
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2-4 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b5 (0.41) released on jul-27 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.246 released on jul-31 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 31 years ago:

    The Ninja Kids © 1991 Taito Corporation.

    The Ninja Kids is a horizontally-scrolling hack 'n' slash beat-em-up for up to four players who must defeat a demented cult plotting to summon Satan. A karate sensei sends out his four ninja puppets to combat this looming threat.

    All four ninjas carry different weapons and have different fighting styles. As well as their weapons, each ninja also has a screen-filling magical attack based on one of four elements (earth, fire, wind and water).

    • Hanzo (blue) uses a fast katana that generates waves for extra range. He uses water magic.
    • Sasuke (yellow) wields a kusarigama (chain and sickle) for close and long-range attacks. He uses wind magic.
    • Akame (red) prefers to keep his distance while pelting enemies with shuriken and fire magic.
    • Genta (green) is quite powerful with his sansetsukon (three-part staff) and earth magic.

    As well as the standard jump and attack-based combat, double-tapping the joystick any direction makes the ninja puppets perform an evasive tumble that damages any enemies they come into contact with.

    Each of the game's stages is littered with background objects (such as litter bins, tables, etc.) and destroying these reveals hidden power-ups and bonus items. These range from health-restoring sushi to items that make the ninjas temporarily invincible, surrounding them with an elemental shield that allows them to mow down enemies.

    The Ninja Kids consists of five stages, with a tough boss battle at the end of each.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the "Taito F2 System" Hardware.

    Prom Stickers: C85

    Screen Orientation: Horizontal

    Players: 4
    Control: 8-Way Joystick
    Buttons: 2
    → Attack, Jump

    TRIVIA
    The Ninja Kids was released in April 1991.

    UPDATES
    The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

    In the US version, all the references to 'Satan' were changed to the 'Evil One'.

    STAFF
    Game Director: Takeshi Ishizashi
    Game Designer: Keppel Maekawa
    Programmers: Takeshi Ishizashi, Fzr.Mom
    Hardware Designers: Eikichi Takahashi, S. Watanabe
    Character Designers: Pokeel Yamada, Jsunji Matsumoto
    Sound Composers: Fumiaki Imaoka (FUMMY), Hiroshige Tonomura (TONO), Norihiro Furukawa (WIZ. MASTER), V. Ohashi (Underground Sound Guerrilla Team PINCH-PUNCH) (PINCH PUNCH)
    Designer: Rintaro Doi
    Special Thanks: Kawamoyan

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1782&o=2
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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