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Gameplay 6.0
Graphics 7.5
Sound 7.5
Value 5.9
Distributor: Red Ant
Classification:
 G
Reviewer:
Eddie Millarion

6.0


Ninjabread Man

The Ninjabread Man has arrived on the WII and when Candy Land is under attack, it's up to our hero to challenge the evil sugar forces and prevent his land from being overrun by Cup Cakes, Angry Bees and Jelly monsters. With story in hand, game in WII and nunchucks on the ready, it was time to test this 2D beast that I was hoping would be a fun version of Super Paper Mario but unfortunately something went awry.

Features
 

  • Use the Wii control system in a fun and interactive way. Throw Ninja stars to stun enemies and then follow up with Ninjabread Man’s mighty samurai sword. Whatever direction you swing, so will Ninjabrad Man.
     

  • Learn advanced Ninja fighting techniques and build up your weapon store to reduce enemies into a quivering pool of Raspberry Jam.
     

  • Each level is filled with enemies bent on the pursuit of power! Some of them can fly or shoot from a distance. Some can move very fast while others lie secretly in waiting and when Ninjabread man comes near, they spring into action and attack mercilessly.
     

  • Strange and dangerous levels with something new to discover around every corner.
     

  • Replay levels in various different modes of play, collecting hidden objects and racing against the clock to unlock a variety of challenges. You’ll be sure to be facing some unexpected hazard along the route.

With a cool and clichéd story and a whacky character, Ninjabread Man was cut in half by flawed gameplay that made this PS2 port into something that was extremely difficult to play and enjoy. Dubbed as a fighter, Ninjabread basically allows the gamer to fight a variety of enemies with the nunchuck and wiiremote as you thrown shurikens and slash your way through a plethora of candy inspired monsters.

This is where Ninjabread Man unfortunately fails and was extremely difficult to master, if it could be mastered at all. Shaking the wiiremote crazily and swinging the nunchucks like a crazed Ninja, the Wii's motion sensing abilities seemed to have failed me. Was it the machine or the game? Fortunately we tested the Ninjabread on another console and we had the same lagged gameplay. Although the title does contain a tutorial level, it wasn't enough to make a fully pledged Ninja and the AI swarmed over me, even with my deadly weapons.

Graphically, Ninjabread Man is not a bad game on the WII with cartoon like graphics created in glorious 2D. Match that with a variety of colorful background environments and well animated sugar monsters and Ninjabread Man looks like a decent game. The music in Ninjabread Man, even though a little repetitive suits the genre perfectly as do the over the top sound effects and for some strange reason, certain tunes stay in your head.

The premise was there, even the graphics but unfortunately Ninjabread Man has gone moldy and is a very difficult game to play due to the flawed gaming system. Hopefully next time, Ninjabread Man can be tested a bit better before being unleashed on the unsuspecting gaming market. It's a shame because this franchise could of worked wonders.






 
 



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