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Ninja Warriors (World), The

The Ninja Warriors (c) 02/1988 Taito.

Two ninjas fight an entire army to destroy an evil dictator in this horizontal action game, which features physical damage on our heroes


Board Number : M4300086H

Prom Stickers : B31

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (ID : K1100325A, K1100312A) (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (ID : K1100313A) (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz), (4x) Volume (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 864 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 12288

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (DAGGER, SHURIKEN)


Licensed by Romstar for US distribution

The strange resolution of this game was due to the original cabinet which had a wide screen made out of three monitors.

Banglar, the main enemy who looks like Yoda from the star wars films makes a cameo appearance in "Aqua Jack" 2 years after appearing in The Ninja Warriors.

Brian Chapel holds the official record for this game with 188,900 points.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors : G.S.M. Taito 1 - D28B0001) on 21/06/1988.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


1. The Ninja Warriors (1988)

2. The Ninja Warriors Again (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)


Produced by : Yojiro Suekado

Directed by : Masaki Ogata

Written by : Onijust

Executive producer : Hisao Yunoki

Director of software : Daisuke Sasaki

Programmers : Yoshihisa Nagata, Yuji Iwasaki, Yoshiyuki Watabe, Masaki Ogata, Daisuke Sasaki

Production designer : Yukiwo Ishikawa

Character designers : Masami Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Wakita, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Taira Sanuki, Shinobu Iwabuchi, Sachiko Yamana, Junji Yarita, Kohzoh Igarashi, Tetsuro Kitagawa, Yukiwo Ishikawa

Assistant character designers : Visual Arts Produtcion, Animation 20, Space Creative

Supervising editor : Tetsuro Kitagawa

Editors : Masami Kikuchi, Yukiwo Ishikawa

Costume designer : Hiroshi Wagatsuma

Hardware designer : Toshiyuki Sanada

Assistant hardware engineer : Satoru Shimomura

Music composed and directed by (Zuntata) : Hisayoshi Ogura

Assistant sound programmer (Zuntata) : Naoto Yagista

Sound editor (Zuntata) : Yasuhisa Watanabe

Sound hardware designer : Tsukasa Nakamura

Publicity supervisor : Hisayoshi Nakane

Game designed by : Onijust


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1989)

Sega Mega CD

* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Commodore C64 (1989)

Amstrad CPC (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Atari ST (1989)