Ninjatown: Trees Of Doom! Review
- One-finger endless vertical gameplay.
- Shawnimals inspired designs.
- Tongue-in-cheek humor.
- Little enemy variety as you climb.
'Ninjatown: Trees Of Doom!' could have easily been another tower-defense game, but Venan Entertainment have proven they don't need lightning to strike twice and have made an endless vertical game that just has to be tried.
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It all started with 'Wee Ninja', a tiny character designed by former EGM editor Shawn Smith. Thanks to developer Venan Entertainment the concept quickly blossomed in to 'Ninjatown', a tower-defense game for the Nintendo DS. Venan are no strangers to the iPhone and instead of another tower-defense game, their latest game 'Ninjatown: Trees Of Doom!' switches things up as an endless vertical jumper.
Trees Of Doom takes a minimalistic approach to the controls, using a single-finger control scheme. Wee Ninja is out to impress his Master by climbing a tree packed with doom in the form of poisonous sap, Mr. Demon's minions and even slippery wood. Players can touch the screen to climb; tap the opposite side of the screen to jump across; and if you're hanging on a branch you can drag to aim your jump.
The same simple designs from Ninjatown have been kept for Trees Of Doom, however unlike the blocky pixel-art from the DS version the 2D sprites are smooth and fully animated. Various power-ups including teleportation and a 'mustache ride' will help you to scale the tree faster while you raise an eyebrow and have a chuckle.
And it's 'Ninjatown: Trees Of Doom!'s humor that helps it to quickly charm its way to the top of your must play list. While there are plenty of other vertical jumpers available on the App Store, Ninjatown's polished and unique gameplay will keep you glued to your screen again and again.
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Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!™ is now FREE, Universal, and still cute as ever!
Do you have what it takes to impress Ol' Master Ninja and reach the lofty pinnacle of the Trees Of Doom!? Enjoy the fun, action-packed climbing game that Destructoid.com said "may consume your life", now for it's best price ever! FREE!
In addition to the gameplay you've always loved, you can now enjoy these brand new features in our latest update!
SHOP IN THE NINJATOWN STORE!
Earn new Feroshi Coins each time you climb, and use them to unlock new power-ups, Ninja outfits and more in the brand-new Ninjatown Store!
POWER-UP YOUR POWER-UPS!
Reach heights you've never seen by taking your power-ups to the next level! With up to five upgrade levels of each, you'll be able to get up the tree faster than ever before!
COMPETE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Brand new Facebook integration lets you compete against your Facebook friends! If they don't have Ninjatown yet, well, tell them to download it now! It's FREE!
Try your luck with Feroshi's Magic Scolls! Every day you get a free spin and every spin wins! Come back each day for a chance to win up to 50,000 Feroshi Coins!
NEED MORE CONVINCING?
Check out some of our reviews from across the web!
Destructoid.com - "...be warned - it may consume your life, and I don't say this lightly!"
Slidetoplay.com (4/4) - "...this is one amazing game that deserves as much attention as it can muster."
Appsmile.com (5/5) - "Mixing simple controls, cutesy graphics, and just-one-more-try gameplay, Ninjatown is both exciting and addictive."
Appspy.com (5/5) - "...polished and unique gameplay will keep you glued to your screen again and again.”
GamingBits (5/5) - "All I have to say is: get it."
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What's New in Version 2.3.0- Support for iPhone 5 resolution
- New Business Ninja suit