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General Information

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    I guess that it would be better to keep some interesting facts about the game in one thread.
    So... let's the party started



    Official Site: Mini Ninjas
    Developer: Io Interactive
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Players: 1 (DS multiplayer only)
    Age Rating: ESRB E10/Pegi 7+
    Release Date: September 2009
    Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, GfW PC, Wii, DS

    Description:
    Your name is Hiro, and you are the last Ninja that anyone would expect to save the world. Yet that is exactly what happens when an Evil Samurai Warlord hatches a plan bent on total domination. Use your special Ninja training to battle a magical army of twisted Samurai, ride the rapids of the Great Central River, walk into the very heart of the Lost Volcano, and finally confront the Samurai Warlord in his Evil Fortress of Doom.

    Story:
    It all starts when the Evil Samurai Warlord hatches a plan to take over the world. Once again, he has begun to use the ancient art of Kuji Magic to twist innocent forest animals into mindless Samurai warriors to do his bidding. After amassing an army of these soldiers, he sends them forth to conquer his castles of old to use as bases to terrorize the surrounding countryside.

    It’s a brilliant plan. Flawless. Well... except for one small, rather insignificant detail really... By using the Kuji Magic in such a way, the Evil Warlord has greatly upset the balance of nature and brought the wrath of the gods down upon the earth in the form of ravaging storms. Floods, earthquakes, blizzards, all threaten to tear the world apart. The larger his armies grow, the worse the storms become.

    In the far corner of the empire, the Ninja Master stands upon the cliffs of Ninja Mountain. Looking down, he can see that something has gone terribly wrong in the world - he knows that the balance of nature has become disturbed, but by what? He does not yet know that his old nemesis has returned, but he knows at least that his sworn oath to protect the balance of nature must be upheld.

    A decision is made. The Ninja Master chooses his most skilled Ninja to send on the quest to discover the source of the storms. Time passes but there is no word from the Ninja. Again, the Ninja Master chooses another of his best, but again he doesn’t return. Again and again he sends his pupils forth on the mission, but again and again they vanish.

    Finally, there are only two Ninjas left in the village - and these are the last Ninjas he would ever have considered for such an obviously perilous quest. Hiro, the youngest of all the Ninjas, and his best friend Futo, the largest (and slowest). Hiro has not yet even completed his training, but the urgency is real. The Ninja Master knows that they must be quickly made ready. They must embark on a journey to get to the bottom of this mystery... to find their lost friends, and win the battle against the Evil Samurai Warlord.

    Characters:
    Hiro

    Description: Hiro is the youngest of all the Mini Ninjas. He was found as an infant by the Ninja Master and has grownto be one of the most promising ninjas in hundreds of years. His talents with Kuji magic are only matched by th Evil Samurai Warlord, and with the time he could become the best Ninja ever. Now Hiro must go on his greatest quest to restore balance and harmony to nature.

    Weapon: Sword

    Special Ability: Hiro possesses the rare skill required to control Kuji Magic. With the skill, he can call down lightning, possess animals and cast fireballs.
    Hiro uses the sword in combat but often supplements it with smoke bombs, caltrops and stealth. His special attack stops time and allows for extremely precise attacks.

    Trivia: Hiro is best friend with Futo, the loveable giant of the Mini Ninjas. The two are virtually inseparable.

    Futo

    Description: Futo is not the fastest ninja in the village, by any standard. During his training, it became obvious that Futo was never going to be particularly proficient with the sword. He has shown great promise in his raw strength however.

    Futo does not like it when people make fun of him for having a hammer instead of a sword. His great heart should also not be underestimated.

    Weapon: Hammer

    Special Ability: Futo's special attack is the Futo Ball roll where he crunches up like a ball and rolls into enemies. It's extremely effective.

    Trivia: Futo loves apples. The red ones are his personal favorites and during apple picking season, Futo is not allowed into the apple fields because he tends to eat them all.

    Shun

    Description:Shun is a living contradiction. He's the most tense of all the Mini Ninjas but oddly, he still maintains the unique ninja skill of calming himself to utter silence when the situation requires it. Shun is the stealthiest of all the Mini Ninjas.

    Weapon: Bow

    Special Ability: Shun's special attack enables him to tie a lit explosive to the shaft of one of his arrows. He can then fire this special projectile across long distances to damage, or simply scare, his enemies with the explosion.

    Trivia: Shun has been known to sit completely still for two days straight in order to hit a target perfectly.

    Tora

    Description: Tora thinks he is a tiger. Ever since he was a small child, left on the steps of the ninjas village, he has been infactuated with being one.
    This particular trait in Tora annoys the Tengu, and his trainers have gone to some lengths to weed it out of him with little success.

    Weapon: Tora's favourite weapon is a pair of self-made tiger claws, which he uses to great effect.

    Special Ability: Tora can throw himself into a "tiger dash", propelling him forward at a great speeds when large distances need to be covered. At the end of his dash, he will pounce into a spinning claw attack.

    Trivia: Tora is by far the most energetic of the Mini Ninjas. He rarely sits still, unless it's to enjoy the sun, and he is furious in combat.

    Suzume

    Description: Suzume is the master of the flute, and perhaps one of the most agile and swift of all the ninjas in the tribe. She is sweet and innocent on the outside, but if angered, capable of delivering a fearsome frenzy of attacks. Above all else, Suzume prides herself on being stealthy and only using force when absolutely necessary.

    Weapon: Suzume is in love with music - it's everything to her. The flute she weilds in combat was left for her by her mother, whom she knows nothing about.

    Special Ability: Suzume has learned a special melody which, in the heat of battle, will force her foes to dance, effectively disabling them, allowing her to follow up with a series of un-defendable attacks.

    Trivia: Suzume has decided that she does not have time for boys, though she knows that she holds a special place in Hiro's heart.

    Kunoichi

    Description: Kunoichi is the younger and less mature of the girls. Shee looks up to suzume like a big sister and adores Hiro. She is very acrobatit and uses her Naginata (spear) as a prop in her agile moves.

    Weapon: Kunoichi, anticipating a rush of enemies coming her way, will spin her Naginata above her head - drawing upon the magical energies infused within the weapon - then unleash a spinning helicopter attack upon her foes.

    Special Ability: Kunoichi enjoys the rigorous training of the life as a Mini Ninja. It fits well with her acrobatic nature.

    Trivia: Kunoichi is very quiet, doesn't reveal much about herself, and is a bit of a loner.


    Key Features:
    · Furious ninja action on an epic journey
    · Play as mini ninjas with authentic ninja weapons, moves and powerful spells
    · Ninja hats, used as vehicles and shields
    · Huge boss battles
    · Beautiful, distinct, highly appealing and original art style
    · No killing. When an enemy is defeated it is transformed into its original innocent animal form
    · Take control. Cast a spell to control animals and enemies, useful for scouting, combat, and finding collectibles
    · Play as one of 6 ninjas, each with unique strengths and abilities
    · Explore and discover the lost Kuji magic spells to help you defeat the evil samurai

    Other facts:
    · Soundtrack composer is Peter Svarre.
    · The game is using IO's Glacier Engine.
    · The game combines Action, Adventure, RPG, Stealth styles.
    · A big part of dialogues is spoken in Japanese.

    Screenshots:
    · Playstation 3/Xbox360/PC
    · Nintendo Wii
    · Nintendo DS

    Trailers:
    · Official Site
    · Fan Site
    · Mini Ninjas YouTube Channel

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    Awesome thread
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    This thread is awesome. Thanks!

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    Updated "Characters" section with info about Futo.

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    Originally Posted by Acid Burn
    Updated "Characters" section with info about Futo.
    Thanks for the update.
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    Hiro and Shun info added.

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    Just added Tora's bio.

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    Quick note: Girls' bio?
    No siggie to display... move along...

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    I'll add it later today

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    I can fix the girls bios, if you want to.
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    Suzume

    Suzume is the master of the flute, and perhaps one of the most agile and swift of all the ninjas in the tribe. She is sweet and innocent on the outside, but if angered, capable of delivering a fearsome frenzy of attacks. Above all else, Suzume prides herself on being stealthy and only using force when absolutely necessary.

    Weapon: Flute

    Special Ability: Suzume has learned a special melody which, in the heat of battle, will force her foes to dance, effectively disabling them, allowing her to follow up with a series of un-defendable attacks.

    Trivia: #1 - Suzume is in love with music - it's everything to her. The flute she wields in combat was left for her by her mother, whom she knows nothing about.
    #2 - Suzume has decided that she does not have time for boys, though she knows that she holds a special place in Hiro's heart.



    Kunoichi
    Description: Kunoichi is the younger and less mature of the girls. She looks up to Suzume like a big sister and adores Hiro. She is very acrobatic and uses her Naginata (spear) as a prop in her agile moves.

    Weapon: Naginata (spear)

    Special ability: Kunoichi, aticipating a rush of enemies coming her way, will spin her Naginata above her head - drawing upon the magical energies infused within the weapon - then unleash a spinning helicopter attack upon her foes.

    Trivia: #1 - Kunoichi is very quiet, doesn't reveal much about herself, and is a bit of a loner.
    #2 - Kunoichi enjoys the rigorous training of the life as a Mini Ninja. It fits well with her acrobatic nature.

    Ps. You will have to fetch the photos yourself xP
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    Haha Almost together
    Thank you, though.

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    x''D
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    its also now out on the mac! xD

    ninjas are great!

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    I was wondering. Where do you find Horse Hair? I am using X-Box.

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    Good one...Thumps up for this thread.