Ninja Assault

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Ninja Assault
Basic Information
Video Game
Namco, NOW Production
Rail Shooter
Light gun or gamepad
Arcade and PlayStation 2
Retail Features
Ninja AssaultNinja Assault
Play Information
Technical Information
Main Credits
Hiroto Sasaki
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
October 42002
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
November 182002
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
September 122002
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GOG | In-Game | Origin | PlayStation Trophies | Retro
Steam | Xbox Live

Ninja Assault (ニンジャアサルト) is an arcade game developed by Namco in 2000. Two years later it as also released as a PlayStation 2 exclusive title with GunCon 2 compatibility.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Ninja Assault was developed by Namco, who also created the Time Crisis series; however, this game has more in common with Lethal Enforcers, Virtua Cop, and The House of the Dead series, whereby the movement is completely "on-rails" (i.e., with no hiding pedal), and the player must shoot away from the screen to reload.

Both versions of this game support up to two players in cooperative gameplay.

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Guren: Princess Koto's royal ninja bodyguard.
  • Gunjo (voiced by J.S. Gilbert): Guren's partner.
  • Aoi (voiced by Joanne Elefenbaum): Mysterious ninja who wants to avenge her father's death, as indicated by her deceased father's eyepatch heirloom. She only appears in extra story mode in PS2 version.
  • Princess Koto (voiced by Joanne Elefenbaum): Princess of Japan, she has the ability to see in the future when sleeping.
  • Shogun Kigai (voiced by Bryan Session): The evil leader of the demon army who is planning to sacrifice Princess Koto for his resurrection ritual.
  • Kagenin: Loyal commander of the elite demon forces and Shogun Kigai's right hand man. He has reputable ability with the "Gun of Darkness" which he wields against Gunjo, Guren and Aoi in a stand off in Kigai's castle.
  • Dragonlord: Shogun Kigai's swordsman, he was the only henchman that guarded the cave against Guren and Gunjo (Arcade Mode) and Aoi (Game Chapter Mode).
  • Dragonlord (giant-snake form): Mother of Dragonlord, she was disappointed of her son that he was defeated by humans but nonetheless helps him battle against humans.

Promotion[edit | edit source]

Ninja Assault is advertised in in-game email message in Namco's Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht.

After finishing the PS2 release of the game, one would unlock a code that could be entered in the contest at Namco's website.

Reception[edit | edit source]

According to GameRankings in 2010, Ninja Assault's PS2 version received an average score of 59.54% based on 30 reviews;[1] its GameFAQs verage score was 6.3 based on 6 user reviews.

The original arcade game has been received much better, with the GameFAQs average score of 8.3 based on 4 reviews.[2]

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