Legend of Fat Ninja Review
- It is kind of fun bouncing around the small stages like a loon.
- Striking art style.
- Everything's way too small on the iPhone screen.
- Too much reliance on luck.
Fun without too much substance. If you like chefs bouncing around rural Japan like loons, you'll get your money's worth from this title.
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Developers, if you call your game Legend of Fat Ninja, I expect to see a fat ninja. Not just a hearty ninja which is what we have in this offering. The main reason is after graduating from the Iron Skillet Academy, Fat Ninja is on a quest to find the best ingredients possible, but also to crush the competition with his nin-jitsu. This is accomplished by pinballing around the level like a loon, and would be a lot more amusing if our character was just a little heavier. If wishes were horses, right?
The controls take a little while to get used to, but that is more due to the random nature of the gameplay rather than any failing of the controls themselves. You start by sling-shotting Fat Ninja into the level, and after this, anything he makes contact with will not only propel him around, but will refill the dash meter. You get three dashes before having to refill. What this means is you can tap the screen in any direction and Fat Ninja will use his aerial acrobatics to adjust his mid-air trajectory... kind of. He won't make a direct B-line for the direction you've tapped unless it's directly up, down or to the sides. Everything else will cause more unique arcing moves like the spin kick which drops as it travels sideways. These dashes not only need to be regulated but timed well, as the last thing you want is to run out and face plant into the hard concrete, sacrificing a life in the process.
The goal is to ram yourself into the lackey ninjas that are heading to shut down your noodle hut, and then when they have been dealt with, the main chef opens for business and you need to reign supreme down upon him to finish the level. All your adversaries are represented off-screen by small directional bubbles with their faces on them, and this leads into one of the issues of the game, how small everything is.
It's hard to make out the enemies let alone everything you're bouncing off of, and this can really affect gameplay when trying to pinpoint attack the enemy chefs. It's also a shame because the art style used is very striking, but you don't really get to appreciate it because of its size, and also the random flying around you'll be engaging in.
Those who dislike large bouts of luck based gameplay might initially be turned off by Legend of Fat Ninja, but there is actually a learning curve, and after a while, despite all the random bouncing, you'll become quite adept at dashing in the right directions at the right times, and chasing that high score as well as parading your culinary dominance.
Description★ Voted #1 BEST PHYSICS GAME in the JayisGames Best Casual Gameplay of 2012 Awards!
★ STORE RATED #2 GAMES>KIDS AND RATED #9 GAMES>ARCADE!!
Legend of Fat Ninja combines the skill based gameplay of physics games such as Angry Birds, with the arcade scoring and chaining mechanics of Pinball and point based arcade games. Every time you launch Fat Ninja into a level, you are able to direct his movements by simply tapping in the direction for him to attack. With every object you hit you build up power that allows you to continue. Attempt to build up the highest score possible while keeping enemy ninjas from reaching your noodle stand, and then defeat the resident chef to liberate the famous ingredient he has been hoarding!
"It's easy to play, takes time to master, has some genuinely strange characters, and features ninja chefs. That last bit alone is worth the price of admission!" - JayisGames.com
"A fresh take on familiar physics game, with corpulent ninjas thrown in for good measure." - SlidetoPlay.com
ZEPHYR GAMES PRESENTS - LEGEND OF FAT NINJA
Located near the peak of Mt. Fuji, the famed Iron Skillet Academy has existed for centuries, working to mold the best chefs of the age. The academy teaches a unique style of combat and culinary skills of past ninja masters. It is so difficult that many years have passed without a single graduate!
This year is different however, not one but two ninja chefs have graduated! Kureijita, aka The Fat Ninja, and his sidekick Kaminoha! They have left the Iron Skillet and have now endeavored to open their own famed noodle shop. But in order to be the very best, they will have to find legendary ingredients that other chefs across the land use. In order to do this, they will travel to the homeland of each of these famed chefs and defeat them and their servants, all while serving up the highest quality noodles to the locals!
LEGEND OF FAT NINJA FEATURES:
• The most fun and engaging arcade game on the App Store.
• Classic physics based gameplay blended with pinball points-oriented goals.
• Hours of content that plays out over 6 levels.
• Future DLC that brings in additional chapters, game modes, and levels to conquer.
• Active Leaderboards for each level.
• 54 Achievements for you to track down and earn within the game.
See the preview video, download media, and get more information at http://www.zephyr-games.com/
FEATURES AND PRIVACY DISCLOSURES
•This is a universal app that will work on all devices with 1 purchase.
•This app does NOT REPORT ANY USER DATA. All performance and personal data is stored on your device.
•This app does NOT feature in-app purchases at launch but WILL feature in-app purchases in the future.
•This app does NOT contain any advertising.
•This app DOES contain links to other games and products by Zephyr Games and our partners.
What's New in Version v1.3.1The following Quick Fixes have been added to the menu:
- Lady Fortuna art fix in a number of levels.
- VS Screen art fixes