Review: The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (Nintendo Switch)

The Ninja Saviors Return of the Warriors

In TAITO’s latest arcade action masterpiece you’ll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future.

Pros:

  • Beautiful 16 Bit graphics.
  • 662mb download size.
  • 2D beat-em-up gameplay.
  • Proper arcade atmosphere.
  • Display settings-aspect ratio %, aspect scale %, scanline effect slider, and effect color.
  • Rebind buttons and set stick sensitivity.
  • Language-English/Japanese/korea/Chinese.
  • Manual-shows moves, controls, icon, etc.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Five total characters and each one plays differently with their own set of moves.
  • Single player-normal and hard.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Multiplayer is local co-op.
  • Difficult.
  • God tier slick animations.
  • Final Fight vibes.
  • Interactive environments and can pick up crates, bikes and use as a weapon.
  • Time attack or specified level select.
  • Surprisingly deep combat set.

The Ninja Saviors Return of the Warriors

Cons:

  • No touchscreen.
  • Difficult.
  • Only one life then it’s a level reset.
  • Can’t tweak lives/continues.
  • No online Co-op.
  • Have to unlock hard mode.
  • Can’t save mid-game and continue.

The Ninja Saviors Return of the Warriors

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

It’s time to go back to when games were just unfiltered fun! Play how you want, have a deep set of moves for you to learn or just button mash. It’s the amount of extra detail chucked in that delights me, you can tweak scanline intensity, screen size, and buttons. It’s just pure arcade fun and despite a few annoyances it really is a solid package and one that I constantly come back to, the animations, the music, the fluid combat, its just lush. A game that needs minimal words. You need this game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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