My first intention was to treat those little childrens of mine (read: nieces and nephews) with some sort of kids' videogame. however, it end up that they are not interested at all with Mini Ninjas. I do find it attractive as it has so many cute characters. For sure the main protagonist, Hiro was being controlled as third person view. In addition, we can control several others mini ninjas character such as Suzume, Futo, Shun, Tora and Kunoichi. They have their own arrival stories respectively according to their Ninja master.
The best element in the game is for each controllable characters, they have their own special moves especially Hiro. Hiro absolutely be able to use magic against enemies. One of his magic is he can posses the animal of the forest and use them to fight against the evil minions. For Suzume, she can play her flute and incite enemies to dance with the music come from her magical flute. I also love Shun with his bow. His archery skill is really great and that's why he is so accurate. There are several others characters with their own skills and definitely you will enjoy their own specialities.
About the environments and surroundings, it is enjoyful being in the medieval Japan. The voices from enemies uses original Japanese language. I often heard 'Ike' which means 'Go' from coward enemy generals. The gameplay is enjoying as it can be solved upon player progress along the gameplay.
Generally, it is fun to have a time-out with this kind of game. With cute characters, wonderful environment, medium gameplay time required, smashing things, special moves, magic casting, shrine quests, kid looking theme and many other factors which surely can lightened even an adult feeling and heart.
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