The Last Ninja by System 3

last_ninja_01Publisher: System 3
Developer: System 3
Release Date: 1987
Code: John Twiddy
GFX: Hugh Riley
Music: Ben Daglish
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 94%
Our Game Rating: 92%
Completed by Matt Rogers
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Back in 1987, my cousin and I played this game to death, but it wasn’t until the 90s that I finally completed it and got to see the end. I’m also sure that there is a budget version out there somewhere that is incomplete and doesn’t allow you to get through the whole game! I think I played through a complete, cracked version – with a few cheats here and there 😉
Many thanks to C64ending Team Member, Matt Rogers, who kindly played through the game and sent in the ending for all to see.
Mr ninja finally reaches his destination.
He kneels to show his respect.
And gets ZAPPED in the process!
Now you see him …
… now you don’! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Matt confidently informs us that he completed this little gem without a cheat! GOOD MAN (“,).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once out hero reaches his final destination, he kneels down in front of what appears to be a wardrobe.  He then turns white – I can’t fathom this one out – and then stands up to be teleported out of the game. The final ending text reads, “THE QUEST CONTINUES …“.
Vinny: As hard as it is to work out what is going on, this ending does seem near on complete but could have done with a few more words to explain the final chapter. It’s well presented and has a nice final ending tune.
Matt: My favourite game; shame the ending’s not all that!
FINAL SAY: It’s cool but quick.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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One Response to The Last Ninja by System 3

  1. Much as I loathed isometric games in general (too fiddly, too counter-intuitive) one had to have affection for this one just because of the lovely graphics, atmosphere, and iconic soundtrack. Still not the most fun to play, though. I doubt I would ever have had the patience to reach this by fair means, and I’m quite glad I never bothered now, as that is pretty lame for such a tough challenge.


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