Yasai Ninja Review

I have always fancied being a ninja, that has to be one of the coolest things to be in life. So when a copy of ‘Yasai Ninja’ came along I was interested to say the least, let’s take a look at what we get. You take the role of two main characters, Kaoru Tamanegi (the onion) and Broccoli Joe (the broccoli). The onion has brought great shame on his master by doing what he thought was right, whilst wrestling with his thoughts in the dungeon he comes across Broccoli Joe – a foreign warrior with a cheeky chappy attitude. Joe convinces Kaoru that honor can be restored by performing noble deeds, this is where our journey begins.

I found there were two main types of gameplay here, a side scrolling style where you need to get from one side to the other. There are plenty of obstacles here to judge and the lighting makes some of them more of a challenge. As you can see from the video below, it is really fun to do but you need to take care or you will fail miserably like me many times.


The next style of gameplay is an exploration style, it’s a type of free-camera environment where the characters face all kinds of enemies and puzzles to be solved cooperatively to achieve their objectives. There are special bosses at these levels that require different game mechanics to be defeated, check out the video below to show this but please make sure you’re better than me again here.


I really enjoyed playing ‘Yasai Ninja’, the camera angle in exploration mode was a bit clunky at times but at the end of the day you play as an onion and a broccoli so enjoy the fun this game brings like I did. I also get the feeling that this game brings across friendship between the two main characters and also an element of cooperation as each one needs to be used to solve the puzzles, the more you progress through the game the higher you can level up your characters to earn new moves. This title can be found either through your Xbox One or by clicking right here, priced at £15.99 it is a little bit more than other titles but you are getting a lot of gaming for your money.


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  • 7/10
    Gameplay - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sounds - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Value - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Longevity - 7/10


‘Yasai Ninja’ isn’t a bad game at all really, a lovely story line about how friendship and cooperation grows between two people (or vegetables in this case). Some outright hack and slash fun with a few puzzles thrown in for good measure, worth a play for adults but definitely more aimed for a younger generation. Price is a little high as other titles as cheaper but worth it if you want your kids to be quiet for a while.

Chris 'whyayemincepie' Nash

Gamer dad to three kids, we all act the same age and wouldn't have it any other way. Also managed to get myself the most amazing wife that loves gaming too, plus she puts up with me and my funny charms.

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