3 Ninjas Kick Back

a game by Psygnosis, and Malibu Games
Genres: Arcade Classics, Fighting Games, Multiplayer/Hotseat
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 5.3/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Skateboarding Games, Ninja Games
3 Ninjas Kick Back
3 Ninjas Kick Back
3 Ninjas Kick Back
3 Ninjas Kick Back

3 Ninjas Kick Back comes from the silver screen to the SNES in this below-average platform adventure. As one of three ninjas, you must rescue your grandfather from mobsters.

Most rental-only games aren't good enough to sell, and this game falls into that category. Graphically, the backgrounds are passable, but the poorly depicted characters give 3 Ninjas an 8-bit look. The good sound effects and music help carry the game.

The best part is the simultaneous two-player action. While the control is decent, trouble spots exist -- like when you try to grab swinging ropes. Fans of the film might like it, but others should avoid these new ninja kids on the block.

ProTips:

  • In the first area of Level 2, this mini boss has the last Hem. Take the rooftop to the last mom to find him.
  • To move the block and get the chest, stand on the trigger that's hidden by the tree stump on the left.

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

SNES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

In 3 Ninjas Kick Back, you're a Ninjas, and with the guidance of Grandfather Mori, you'll skateboard, hang-glide, and kick your way through loads of fun.

You'll get first-person perspective as a skateboarder, perform amazing real hang-gliding effects, and find kicks around every turn. You get to travel through Japanese gardens and forests, plus have 12 great landscapes with spectacular graphics and secret rooms.

3 Ninjas Kick Back features:

  • One or two players
  • 12 huge areas to discover

3 Ninjas Kick Back is a game based on a movie about 3 ninjas. You must help an old samurai to retrieve a dagger he once got as an award for his achievements in martial arts. The dagger was stolen by somebody who envied the old warrior - now he cannot give this prize to the warriors of the next generation. Choose one of the three young ninjas to help the old man!

This is a traditional platform game. Each one of the three ninjas has unique weapons and abilities. All three of them can run, duck, crawl, climb, jump, and hang on trees, ropes, etc. You'll encounter many obstacles and enemies, both regular and boss-like, which you'll have to overcome and defeat.

Snapshots and Media

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

SNES/Super Nintendo/Super Famicom Screenshots