Ninja Senki May Be The Best Free Mega Man-Like Game You'll Get Today

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You have almost no excuse not to download freeware indie platformer Ninja Senki, the action platform game from Jonathan Lavigne inspired by classic NES games Ninja Jajamaru-Kun and Mega Man.

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The 8-bit action adventure, created by the designer of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, gives us a much-needed injection of shuriken-tossing ninja action, with adorable superdeformed ghosts, demons, monkeys and enemy ninja dying in bloody bursts of cute pixelated gore at the hands of our hero Hayate. There's gamepad support, 16 levels and multiple endings if that convinces you to start the download.

Expect a challenge. Lavigne warns that "skills are required" when playing Ninja Senki.

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You do have one barrier. This is a Windows-only game. Sorry, Mac and Linux users.

Ninja Senki [Official Site - thanks, JF!]

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DISCUSSION

When I try to play this the controls are completely hosed. If I try to use a pad the guy is permanently being pushed to the left, and the keyboard controls are mapped stupidly and apparently cannot be remapped. Looks interesting, but I'll pass.