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Mini Ninjas (DS)

Mini Ninjas (DS)
alaScore 83

20 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Mini Ninjas (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the graphics and action. The gameplay and story also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and controls.

story, gameplay, action, graphics

usability, controls, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mini Ninjas (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Mini Ninjas (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on People really like the graphics. The story is also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability and controls.

story, graphics

usability, controls, reliability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Pearce (

Mini Ninjas


Mini Ninjas for the DS has it all. It's got fun platforming segments, RPG elements that give you a sense of progress, interesting and unique boss battles, and large, aesthetically pleasing environments... So how could it have possibly been such a bad...

Mini Ninjas for the DS starts off with a very promising introductory video that made me very excited to play the game. It was shot in a style reminiscent of the older cartoon, Samurai Jack, which got me pumped. If you've ever seen the show Samurai...

Toward the end of the introduction, after that wonderful Samurai Jack moment, you find out that this quest you're on has been attempted by countless ninjas before you, and you're the last hope for the world. I don't mean the good kind of last hope,...

Mini Ninjas for the DS has its good moments, but it has a lot more bad ones. Every once in a while you're handed a fun platforming segment, but more often you're thrown into repetitive fights with the same boring enemies you've been fighting the whole...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Tony Capri (

Mini Ninjas


Mini Ninjas on DS follows the same basic premise as its console brethren, though the gameplay is presented in a more mission-based format. You'll play as Hiro, with an option to switch out with two other main characters, Futo and Suzume. A...

Expert review by : Rick Poulin (

Mini Ninjas Nintendo DS Preview


One of the first games in a long time that is actually tons of fun for all ages.

IO Interactive's Mini Ninjas is scheduled to ship in September 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

Expert review by : James Chalmers (

Mini Ninjas Review [DS]


Worth the hype?

While the spirit mode makes for some interesting use of the DS, the overall “broken” feel creates a less than satisfying affair.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Contra IV Contra returns this time for the Nintendo DS.


I'm not going to lie I've been playing Contra IV for the Nintendo DS on easy mode. For a while I was playing on normal mode. Lots of difficulties came about on the second stage (waterfall stage). Falling boulders from the holes in the wall ...

unlimited ammo, decent power ups

You die too easily, and can only switch between two weapon projectiles

Dec, 2008

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contra 4 just misses the bulls eye on a perfect old school throw back


I got Contra 4 a couple of weeks ago when I noticed it on sale for the Nintendo DS. Now contra was one of my favorite old school shooters, but latest offerings like contra hard crops has made me wary. But I picked up the game knowing it had at least...

plenty of shooting

lame power up system

Sep, 2008

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A Homage to a Great Series


The Contra timeline has been plagued since its early hits. The NES and SNES sequels which were the heyday of frustrating , but very fun running and gunning. However, the Contra series took a wrong turn when it went 3-D. In an effort to reclaim the ...

Retro, Addicting, Challenging, Bonus Content

Maybe a little too hard, Split screen can become confusing/hectic

Aug, 2008

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Contra 4 Review - DS Sequel Signals a Return to Old School -


The first time I’ve played the Contra series, was when the very first game came out in 1987. It was a revolutionary-cult hit, one of the best 2-d side-scrollers at the time that featured two-player gameplay, a riveting soundtrack, huge bosses and ...

proper tribute to Contra series, great graphics, dual screen action, lots of extras

high difficulty, can't choose starting stage, gap between DS screens

Jan, 2008