The Ninja Warriors © 1988 Taito.
Two ninjas fight an entire army to destroy an evil dictator in this horizontal action game, which features physical damage on our heroes.
Board Number : M4300086H
Prom Stickers : B31
Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (ID : K1100325A, K1100312A) (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (ID : K1100313A) (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz), (4x) Volume (@ 8 Mhz)
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (DAGGER, SHURIKEN)
Released in February 1988 in Japan (even if the title screen says 1987).
Licensed by Romstar for US distribution.
The strange resolution of this game was due to the original cabinet which had a wide screen made out of three monitors.
Banglar, the main enemy who looks like Yoda from the star wars films makes a cameo appearance in "Aqua Jack" 2 years after appearing in The Ninja Warriors.
Brian Chapel holds the official record for this game with 188,900 points.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors : G.S.M. Taito 1 - D28B0001) on June 21, 1988.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors - Famous Recording Series - PCCB-00074) on October 21, 1991.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors - Complete Album - PCCB-00116) on March 19, 1993.
Produced by : Yojiro Suekado
Directed by : Masaki Ogata
Written by : Onijust
Executive producer : Hisao Yunoki
Director of software : Daisuke Sasaki
Programmers : Yoshihisa Nagata, Yuji Iwasaki, Yoshiyuki Watabe, Masaki Ogata, Daisuke Sasaki
Production designer : Yukiwo Ishikawa
Character designers : Masami Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Wakita, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Taira Sanuki, Shinobu Iwabuchi, Sachiko Yamana, Junji Yarita, Kohzoh Igarashi, Tetsuro Kitagawa, Yukiwo Ishikawa
Assistant character designers : Visual Arts Produtcion, Animation 20, Space Creative
Supervising editor : Tetsuro Kitagawa
Editors : Masami Kikuchi, Yukiwo Ishikawa
Costume designer : Hiroshi Wagatsuma
Hardware designer : Toshiyuki Sanada
Assistant hardware engineer : Satoru Shimomura
Music composed and directed by (Zuntata) : Hisayoshi Ogura
Assistant sound programmer (Zuntata) : Naoto Yagista
Sound editor (Zuntata) : Yasuhisa Watanabe
Sound hardware designer : Tsukasa Nakamura
Publicity supervisor : Hisayoshi Nakane
Game designed by : Onijust
[JP] NEC PC-Engine (june.30, 1989) "The Ninja Warriors [Model TP01002]"
[JP] Sega Mega CD (mar.12, 1993) "The Ninja Warriors [Model T-11024]"
[US] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (sept.7, 2017) "Arcade Archives - The Ninja Warriors [Model CUSA-05116]"
[EU] [AU] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (sept.7, 2017) "Arcade Archives - The Ninja Warriors [Model CUSA-09273]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (sept.7, 2017) "Arcade Archives - The Ninja Warriors [Model CUSA-03708]"
[EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
[US] [EU] Commodore C64 (1989)
[EU] Amstrad CPC (1989)
[EU] Commodore Amiga (1989)
[EU] Atari ST (1989) by Virgin Games
[EU] Atari ST (1990) by 16 Blitz Tronix