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1The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty The Ninja Warriors Once Again Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:29 pm

zaa / Aaro

zaa / Aaro
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Anyone else been playing this game? Godlike beat'em'up that's pretty approachable even for people not already into the genre. Action game fundamentals can get you far.
It's a vastly updated version of the SNES game Ninja Warriors Again with added abilities, a lot of combo potential, multiplayer mode and two additional characters (apparently balancing the huge mech took a stupid amount of dev time haha)

Normally I'd link some high level play by random players, but in this case the devs themselves made a really good trailer with a lot of tech in it already. Clearly a remake by people into the nitty-gritty of action games.

https://www.youtube.com/zaarock

2The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:49 pm

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
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Absolutely adored the game. One of the few games I did an 1cc on (not usually one for such a thing). Like most I really gravitated towards the Ninja first, though Yaskha(?) really connected with me too as well as the Kunoichi. Just such a fantastic game. I really liked how the first boss was immediately a skill-check for most players and it sort of eased up aftewards for a bit, really enjoyable. Great OST as well. I know Iconoclast did a 1cc run of all the characters, he's always pretty realiable for high level gameplay.

Again, cool to see you here Zaarock! What pushed you to make the jump :)?

https://stinger.actieforum.com

3The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty oh daddy mulk Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:16 pm

Zenyn

Zenyn
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Special mention of the regular retail package consisting of the game, a manual, a poster, aaand some stickers! So 90s twenty years later! Cool

Still skipping Kunoichi...

4The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:22 am

zaa / Aaro

zaa / Aaro
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I was focusing on Raiden at first but ended up usually going with Kunoichi when going back to the game. Just a nice overall flow to the game and easy to use (all the characters are amazing tbh)



Iconoclast runs are solid but done right after the games launch, so not much tech or optimization found. For example he didn't know kunoichi down throw is a combo starter, that kind of mid-level thing. Same for a lot of the stuff I put up honestly.
Some of the most active players I've seen are japanese and korean optimizing speedruns.

Maybe the highest level replay overall? this guy has been super dedicated to figuring out how to perfect Ninja.


Recent Raiden speedrun


Coop Yaksha + Raiden with the above player


There are lot of not obvious combo routes eg.
https://twitter.com/zofy_dokidokiP/status/1188369538435301378
https://twitter.com/xaerock/status/1187927198939992064 (shurikens reset combo limits / juggle points)
https://twitter.com/xaerock/status/1156316633998270464

Royta/Raeng wrote:Again, cool to see you here Zaarock! What pushed you to make the jump :)?

Been getting sick of discussing various things only on discord or twitter when discussion boards have been around as a better format for many things. Sorta convinced on that now. I knew about this forum existing early on, nice work on this site.

https://www.youtube.com/zaarock

5The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:45 pm

Birdman


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Oh, that's you Zaarock. Pretty sure I'm subscribed to you on YouTube. I haven't looked through my stuff for a while so I can't remember why though.

6The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:49 pm

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
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Fantastic videos, thank you for sharing. With Action Games I tend to know the 'go to' channels and also which ones to avoid, but with this genre it's a bit of a mystery for me still. Watching them as we speak.

Zaa wrote:Been getting sick of discussing various things only on discord or twitter when discussion boards have been around as a better format for many things. Sorta convinced on that now. I knew about this forum existing early on, nice work on this site.

Cheers man, means a lot. Glad you're enjoying your time here!

https://stinger.actieforum.com

7The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:56 pm

TaiTsurugi

TaiTsurugi
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Got the game on whim last week and I kinda fell in love. I also got a 1CC on hard mode with Kamaitachi and I'm working on labbing the other characters.
It has some simple but really effective mechanics and the fact that is pure 2D puts even more emphasis on crowd control and positioning. The final boss in particular, is entirely based on this and it's a really well designed and unique fight. Juggle and combos option are also pretty solid, and the different characters are all diverse and fun to play.
The only issue I have with it is that it's a bit too easy, even on hard once you understand how the game works and how important throws are, even going for a 1CC is not that challenging especially if compared to other games in the genre. One of the reason for this is almost all of the enemies outside of some bosses, don't have any kind of wakeup attack, or any other "get off me" move.
That said is still really well designed and a ton of fun to play, seriously a little hidden gem.

@zaa / Aaro : Do you know of any high level player that plays Kamaitachi? It's my favourite character and I'm curious on people play him and to learn more about him

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWlmU4vDpbsx6v7TMfgtyQ?

8The Ninja Warriors Once Again Empty Re: The Ninja Warriors Once Again Mon May 10, 2021 8:43 pm

zaa / Aaro

zaa / Aaro
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TaiTsurugi wrote:@zaa / Aaro : Do you know of any high level player that plays Kamaitachi? It's my favourite character and I'm curious on people play him and to learn more about him

'kamaitachiboy' has been grinding the game with kamaitachi since launch so he's probably the best player. Don't think he has full game videos though, just random small clips. He's on Switch most of the time which has lacking recording options I guess.
eg.
https://twitter.com/Kamaitachiboy/status/1243730285650296832
https://twitter.com/Kamaitachiboy/status/1369994202629611531
https://twitter.com/Kamaitachiboy/status/1343503745779257345 (woah..)
https://twitter.com/Kamaitachiboy/status/1345033285030670336

Recently some people have been competing for times in coop mode. As you might expect the best team is Ninja + Raiden

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1R64y1m7Wj
https://twitter.com/zofy_dokidokiP/status/1385958952119070723

zzz / zo gathered some interesting data on the game off trophies.
1 credit clear rates for each character and how far most people played the game before quitting.
https://twitter.com/zofy_dokidokiP/status/1389131160316354561
https://twitter.com/zofy_dokidokiP/status/1389129498390515714
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ps. the last boss is very challenging with Raiden I think. Him and Yaksha are harder to clear with than the base 3 characters. Still a fairly easy game but the difficulty difference from ninja to raiden is massive.

https://www.youtube.com/zaarock

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