February 1, 2006 6:45 AM   Subscribe

Your clan was annihilated, now you're out for revenge. You are Ninjaman. Pretty awesome little 2D side-scrolling Flash game; the trailer (.mov) gives you an idea of the gameplay. Oh, and you can customize the keyboard controls in "Options." Possibly the best part is watching your enemies impale their own idiotic selves on spiky traps.
posted by Gator (17 comments total)
I think flash 8 just broke my computer :(
posted by cyphill at 6:53 AM on February 1, 2006

Its pretty good for a flash game, but they fucked up one of the most important things about platform video games: absouly immediate control. If you swing your sword, you have to wait for the animation completes before doing anything else, like jumping or moving, or whatever. And that's really irritating.

You should also be able to use the mouse to navigate.
posted by delmoi at 7:09 AM on February 1, 2006

The down-thrust (jump -> down+attack) is pretty much unstoppable. Cool, yes, but almost game-breaking.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:16 AM on February 1, 2006

I think you killed Ninja-man's website.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:47 AM on February 1, 2006

Seppuku button?
posted by baphomet at 7:52 AM on February 1, 2006

I hate when my clan is annihilated. I'll avenge them during lunch.
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:54 AM on February 1, 2006

Link doesn't work. No digg.

/wrong site
posted by anomie at 8:06 AM on February 1, 2006

N-Game is probably better anyway.
posted by anomie at 8:08 AM on February 1, 2006

I've never seen a flash game that could really compare with a console game, by the way.
posted by delmoi at 8:39 AM on February 1, 2006

the N game is the shiznit.
best flash game physics ever plus a super save system.
i've read about their math routines they made an impressive work.
posted by zenzizi at 8:54 AM on February 1, 2006

If you're interested in N, you should play it from the developer's site instead of the mirror. Its like, updated n stuff.
posted by hellphish at 10:27 AM on February 1, 2006

Hm. Ninjaman looks like it has the makings of a pretty decent game, but the controls are fucking awful. Why, why, why do people make games with such shitty controls? I mean, if you're going to go to the trouble of making a visually attractive game, and going to lay out all those levels and so on, wouldn't it be worth your time to make the controls not suck?

This is a problem that has plagued video gaming for decades, and dammit, it's time to draw a line in the sand. NO MORE SHITTY CONTROLS!
posted by majick at 11:06 AM on February 1, 2006

Huh, that not only crashed my computer, but it killed all my cookies. Hooray, I get to log in to everything again!
posted by Eideteker at 11:45 AM on February 1, 2006

Link doesn't work. No digg.

/wrong site

posted by Hands of Manos at 12:19 PM on February 1, 2006

delmoi, I'm able to immediately jump after swinging, but yeah, looks like you can't move otherwise.

majick, you can set the controls to whatever keys you like in "Options." Or do I misunderstand you?

Everybody else, mucho apologies for any crashes -- it works fine on my ol' machine with FF 1.5. Hmm.
posted by Gator at 12:35 PM on February 1, 2006

You misunderstand me. I didn't say the keybindings sucked, I said the controls suck. Your little ninja man utterly and completely freezes in place while swinging his sharp stick -- slowly -- reducing the controllability of the game to the Altered Beast level of horrendous.
posted by majick at 3:23 PM on February 1, 2006

This game just doesn't feel finished. Booooring.
posted by jorbs at 3:25 PM on February 1, 2006

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