ININ Games has recently released their remaster of the classic The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors. It’s an absolute icon of a side-scrolling arcade brawler from Taito, who seemed to be everywhere during its heyday in the nineties. The Ninja Saviors is a classic side-scrolling beat ’em up starring five characters.
Set in a dystopian future, you play as one of five ninja androids attempting to track down and defeat Banglar and his squads. New to this version of the game is two-player co-op and online rankings.
Coming to players completely uncut, this version includes never-before-seen content in the west, including enemies that were cut for the western SNES release.
The reboot includes improvements to its animations and resolution, plus two new playable characters and an awesome retro soundtrack.
A brief history of The Ninja Warriors courtesy of Inin games.
The Ninja Warriors was a side-scrolling action game launched by Taito in 1987. It took advantage of an innovative arcade cabinet with three display screens, offering a unique widescreen view of the arcade action.
The special feature of this arcade title was its unusual view on the world, portrayed through a serious story (sending two ninja androids, Kunoichi and Ninja, on a suicide mission to end the tyranny of the evil Banglar) and stylish graphics.
Furthermore, the main soundtrack “DADDY MULK”, composed by ZUNTATA, is known as one of the best music masterpieces in gaming. Due to the huge success of this game it was later adapted to several home consoles and home Computers.
Later in 1994, a sequel with the same title The Ninja Warriors was released for Super Nintendo (with the European Edition box art containing an additional subtitle “The New Generation”) and one additional character, Kamaitachi, joins the battle.
The game was highly praised by critics and gamers alike and is considered one of the best beat ‘em up games ever released for the Super Nintendo system.
I for one am bursting to get my hands on it.
The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors is out now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for our review soon!