Pixel Ninja is a must-play for those who crave for arcade, ninja games. Wagny, the 14-year old Brazilian owner of Universal Mobile, nurtures a huge passion for games. He got the inspiration for this game from the 80’s—and facing a lot of difficulties he decided to design a retro, 8-bit action, strategy game.
Pixel Ninja is a very easy game to play. To prove it, it’s enough to mention that the game hasn’t a tutorial. However, there’s a section which offers tips on how to play.
We control the avatar with jumps and pirouettes—extraordinary abilities that only the clock can beat. With help from the Gods, we can defeat all ninja enemies, move to the next levels, and save the pink princess.
It’s easy to control your ninja avatar. All we have to do is to place one finger on the avatar and point it to the direction we want it to move. If we do this process while the avatar is in the air, there will be a lag until the ninja finally performs the second jump, let alone the fact it will make the jump trajectory a bit unpredictable.
As in any platform game, it’ll game over if we go out of the map limits. There’s an extra obstacle: the clock—it ticks against you and limits your action during the game.
If you achieve your objectives you’ll move to the next level, and as a prize you’ll get one to three stars. You should get as many shuriken as possible because it’ll be good for you. When you move up to higher levels, the game will become increasingly harder to play.
Pixel Ninja isn’t a long game: it’s made up of 15 levels. However, due to the fact difficult level increases when you move up, then you’ll have a few extra hours of entertainment. Since it was first released, Wagny updated the game a few times—so there’s a pretty good chance of him putting out new Pixel Ninja’s levels in the future.
Battery and performance
There were a few lags during the tests, but they weren’t serious enough to affect the playability and our entertainment. Compare to games of its kind, Pixel Ninja’s battery consumption wasn’t high and it didn’t drain the battery either.
Graphs and sound
Playing this game is to time-travel to the 8-bit graph games age. There’s a considerable improvement in quality, though.
The game designer was careful when designing the game levels; for this reason each level has different graphics.
The game doesn’t have a soundtrack, but there are sounds when one kill enemy ninjas or when one gets shurikens.
Ads and shopping
Pixel Ninja provides an agreeable game experience. It’s rare a quality game like this one to be made available for free on Play Store, with client satisfaction being the only reward the game designer gets from his hard work. A good time is guaranteed and no registering process is demanded. So you can play it right away and enjoy it without restrictions. You should try it, and let us know what it is your opinion about it.
Note: Review made by Guilherme Gil in android-emotions.pt and translated by Anderson Antunes