Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Out of the Shadows

Ok, a warning beforehand: I am biased toward anything Turtles. It doesn’t matter if it’s a turd with a red bandana, I am bound to like it. With that out of the way, let’s get this review trucking.

Out of the Shadows is a freeflow combat beat ‘em up loosly adapted from the 2012 Nickelodeon reboot of the series. If you haven’t seen that yet, give it a shot. It captures much of the old magic in a more modern and sensible jacket than the 80s cartoon. The game however, wears a different coat. The Turtles all have a more realistic look; they look like genuine mutants. This is probably the most striking feature of the game, because it departs from the appearances we’s come be familliar with.

Real player with 178.6 hrs in game

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The Good:

Having all four brothers on-screen regardless of player number is major, providing much needed atmosphere that, for many TMNT games, was lacking if you were like me and didn’t have enough friends interested in going to the arcade.

The dialogue is great, and goes even further to bring the atmosphere together.

The animations for the turtles are super, and so are their individual fighting styles. I certainly believe RedFly when they say they are TMNT fans, as it’s evident in the care they took to make each turtle feel like an individual and contributing member of the group.

Real player with 63.8 hrs in game

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Out of the Shadows on Steam

Mononoke Slashdown

Mononoke Slashdown

I totally recommend this game (if you don’t mind the price).

I think the honest value would be 50% of what it costs, the game is very fast, very repetitive (in the good sense of repetitive)

you can beat the game in 3hours easily, it’s like an arcade game.

basically it’s a mash simulator, but with some small variations of combos and items (kunai).

if you’ve played odin sphere, the satisfaction in the combo is the same, but much simpler combos.

don’t expect anything from the enemies’ artificial intelligence, they’re just standing there to take damage.

Real player with 11.5 hrs in game

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a very interesting gameplay experience

Real player with 3.6 hrs in game

Mononoke Slashdown on Steam

Ninja Issen (忍者一閃)

Ninja Issen (忍者一閃)

「Ninja Issen」 is a retro-style ninja platformer that features a variety of hyper action, 1 vs. many battles, and dynamic boss fights. Paying homage to the ninja games of the classic 8-16 bit era, 「Ninja Issen」 will be full of ninjas, robots, neon lights, and dark atmosphere that overwhelms the streets of the future metropolis.

You will be 「Kiba」, a rogue ninja who was falsely accused of assassinating the grand master of his clan. In his desperate fight to escape from other ninjas trying to avenge his crime, 「Kiba」 suddenly finds himself in the middle of the world he has never seen.


In 「Ninja Issen」, you will always encounter 1 vs. many battles in which you must use everything to survive. The enemies come in many types and designs, large in number and ready to strike wherever you go.

Fortunately, 「Kiba」 is a seasoned and skillful ninja who can overcome dangers ahead of him. Use 「Kiba」’s weapons and abilities to cut down rushing enemies, and explore the future metropolis.

• Katana: 「Kiba」’s main weapon which is highly effective in close combat.

• Shuriken: Used for long-range attack and to deflect enemy projectile.

• Teleport: 「Kiba」 can teleport by throwing his katana to the spot he wishes to reach. Use it to jump between high structures and pass through traps like a pro ninja.

Combine 「Kiba」’s weapons and skills to make your own ninja fighting style.


Each stage will have a boss that features unique patterns and gimmicks. As 「Kiba」, you will need to find out how to withstand their threatening attacks, and achieve victory in the end.

When the boss' remaining HP reaches a certain point, the battle will move on to phase 2, where it will show new and fiercer attacks. In some of the boss battles you can destroy parts of the bosses, after which slight changes may occur in their patterns.

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Ninja Issen (忍者一閃) on Steam

Ninja Shodown

Ninja Shodown

This is a very fun arcade game (when you get really into it) it has a rhythm of his own and its progressively difficult. At the start you will feel sluggish and wont know how to manage the enemies, specially if many accumulate in your screen but with time, you will be flying through the stage like a deadly shadow juggling many enemies.

That said, the game DOES HAVE QUITE SOME FLAWS. First, You will need a controller ( a highly responsive one with a d-pad preferably) since there is no way to remap the keyboard controls and they are uncomfortable as they are, and believe me, you need quick response from your controller to have a chance.

Real player with 20.7 hrs in game

Fantastic game that can be very addictive once you get into it. Not super long but it definitely has some difficulty at first until you learn the enemies, basic tactics, master the controls, etc. Both the main mode and survival are great, and VS. is a nice plus too. It’s really got that arcadey pick up and play value. Well worth the money from an awesome developer.

Real player with 19.0 hrs in game

Ninja Shodown on Steam

Shadow Dancer™

Shadow Dancer™


Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi is arcade action game. It’s a sequel to original arcade Shinobi, following same core gameplay philosophy instead of redoing it like The Revenge of Shinobi, keeping one-hit deaths. But now with more dog. You might think that it’s a direct port of original arcade version of Shadow Dancer, made by Sega of Japan in 1989. But nope, it actually is pretty much “same idea for core gameplay, but made from scratch”. Like remake/sequel thing. Different levels for sure. Think of ESWAT, though a bit less drastic. This one was by Sega of Japan as well, albeit I bet it’s by different staff, and released around beggining of 1991 on 4 Megabit ROM cartridge.

Real player with 0.2 hrs in game

Shadow Dancer™ on Steam

Shadow Gangs

Shadow Gangs


I met the developer of Shadow Gangs a decade ago on a Retro forum. He first started this project back in 2015, as a Kickstarter campaign which unfortunately was cancelled.

He knew that I was loved the arcade version of Shinobi, and was very good at it.

Imagine my surprise when he asked me to be a beta tester and give feedback; what an honour and privilege.


Firstly, let me just say that this game is absolutely spectacular!!! Not only does this live up to my perceived expectations, but far exceeds them by a long shot.

Real player with 445.1 hrs in game

If you don’t like old school games and don’t have a knack for giving your best in accomplishing a challenge then Shadow Gangs isn’t for you. Only the elite members of the Hall Of Kage can acquire such an unbeatable task but if you dare to give it your all maybe….just maybe, you shall stand among the legends and say I am a Shadow Gang Master!

~Step Up And Test Your Skills~

Real player with 125.4 hrs in game

Shadow Gangs on Steam

Tale of Ninja: Fall of the Miyoshi

Tale of Ninja: Fall of the Miyoshi

I like that there is a ninja game and thank you for that whoever, I think the game would be a great one to this list:

1- cursor lock(this one is a must)

2- unique animations that make feel like a ninja. I don’t want to be rude, but right now a big proportion of the animations look like mobile to me.


1- full controller support.

2- free controls adjustments for keyboard&mouse and controller

some people are OK with the default controls and some are not I think this would satisfy all kinds of people

Real player with 36.9 hrs in game

I was originally looking for a game , Tenchu and this came up. It was alright - entertaining and will finish all maps. Hoping for fighting style improvements and more maps in the future.

Real player with 2.2 hrs in game

Tale of Ninja: Fall of the Miyoshi on Steam

《Drifting : Weight of Feathers》

《Drifting : Weight of Feathers》

《Drifting : Weight of Feathers》

A third-person-action game with a special emphasis on aerial-combat. Players need to utilize grappling hook and acrobatics to fight enemies, solve puzzles to progress through each level.


  • Third-person fast-paced action

  • Fluid animation and versatile control system

  • Customizable hair options for Faye

  • Physics based puzzle solving

  • Parkour on whale! ヽ(・∀・)ノ

  • Steep learning curve, very hardcore! Play with caution! Σ( ° △ °|||)

Download 《Drifting : Weight of Feathers》 demo and experience it yourself!

《Drifting : Weight of Feathers》 on Steam

2 Ninjas 1 Cup

2 Ninjas 1 Cup

JUST Finished it 100%. 26/24 sushis (cause I think I found 2 extras and missed one along the way, so i think could have been even 27/24). I bought it in like 2017 and finished it in 2021 , i’ve spent like 40 hours on it, and it’s truly wonderful. The “rage” aspect of it comes in the controls. They are very much seemingly intentionally bad and unpredictable controls that make the platforming hell on earth. But after a while (or , in my case, a few years) you get so used to the controls that you start trying alternative ways to platform just for the fun of it. Controls and gameplay aside, the dialogue is pretty funny. Afterall, the game is called 2 Ninjas 1 Cup, so it is supposed to be a comedy game, and it’s pretty good at that. I personally found it pretty funny and had a chuckle or 2 over the cutscenes. Worth every second of those 40 hours i’ve spent playing it, and I probably will now start speedrunning it cause I love this game so much. Incase the developer happens to read this, THANK YOU! Wonderful game.

Real player with 44.1 hrs in game

dont let the silliness fool you. you might see some crummy, almost quaint pixel graphics. you might see some over-the-top antics. you might hear some weird and funny voice-acting. and you might have even read the summary, stating how stupid the game is. but again, dont let it cloud your judgement just yet.

while the game is very simple in nature, consisting only of movements and 2 buttons, it’s a fairly decent game, and a pretty tough platformer. not the hardest i’ve encountered; it’s challenging, but fair enough that it doesnt require such intricate microscopic precision to clear the stages. with a bit of practice and good timing, you could pass just about all obstacles.

Real player with 5.3 hrs in game

2 Ninjas 1 Cup on Steam

Champoo Club

Champoo Club

Champoo will have to rescue his friends from the hands of Jack Deer

fighting cute and funny enemies in different arenas

firing missiles, hitting with a sword, and shooting the super rocket that can destroy all enemies in his path

Champoo Club on Steam