You’ll find this ninja game assassinating your free time
The best types of games are simplistic affairs which entice you to keep playing despite constant dying. Once you start saying to yourself, “just one more try”, you know you’re hooked. Such is the case with the simplistic browser game named Too Many Ninjas!.
Too Many Ninjas! places players in the role of a lone sword-wielding warrior in feudal Japan. He is quite literally being attacked on all sides by an endless barrage of ninjas who constantly try to kill him with shurikens, sliding kicks and knives to the back. Rather than do the sensible thing and run for his life, our nameless hero decides to stand his ground, bravely yet foolishly. Eventually, the continued ninja assault overwhelms him, but not before he takes a few of them down with him.
Players may be unable to dislodge the hero from his spot, but they can use the arrow keys to swing his sword around. Swinging attacks dispatch of any wayward ninjas attempting to leap upon you, while positioning it near the ground will prevent ninjas from sliding into it. You can move the sword above your head to block aerial attacks and use a combination of swings and blocks to deflect shurikens, sometimes sending them flying straight back towards your enemies. See how long you can last and get yourself a coveted high score.
It’s all very cool, with moves executed with the utmost style and the combat feeling fluid and responsive. The mood is complimented by the oriental music and the 8 bit-style graphics, invoking images of the classic Ninja Gaiden. You can play right now in your browser by navigating to its home page. Be warned, though: it’s a tad too addictive for its own good. Feel free to brag about your scores in the comments below and provide a screenshot if you can!