Nintendo Wii : Ninjabread Man Reviews

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Conspiracy Entertainment owes me a star...

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 23 / 25
Date: December 29, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Ninjabread Man is an insult to prospective players everywhere and almost seems to know it. Developed by Data Design Interactive and published by Conspiracy Entertainment (you would do well to avoid both like the plague), Ninjabread Man is frankly the most unplayable mess of a game this side of the CDi.

Controls refuse to respond, there are only 4 short levels with repetitive enemies and objectives and it honestly looks like a late-release PSone game. It's almost as if Data Design knew that no one would be able to stomach more than a few levels, because they only bothered putting 4 of them together. These aren't the huge levels found in many platformers, but linear, closed-in, claustrophobic areas that must have been designed with contempt for future players.

This is quite possibly the worst game I've ever played, and it most certainly is the worst game to date on the Wii. There are so many things wrong with this game that I could probably rant for an hour concerning its awfulness and just be getting warmed up, but between the fact that I can't use certain words here and that this 'game' has already stolen enough of my life from me, I'll just say that the only thing you really need to know is not to buy it. Don't even rent it.

If I could rate it less than one star, I would.

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 6 / 6
Date: March 31, 2008
Author: Amazon User

Let me start out by saying that the $15 I paid for this game brand new was still way too much. I liked the concept since ninjas are cool and I like cutesy designs like this or Dewy's adventure. But jeez, could they make the controls any less responsive??? What's the point in playing if the character doesn't react properly?

Then there is the lack of levels. Even with the unresponsive controls, you can probably beat this game in under two hours, but who would even want to invest that much time and aggravation in this monstrosity of a game.

I have another game for the Wii that was "developed" by Conspiracy and from what I've seen, steer clear of any game that Conspiracy had anything to do with. Their games are garbage!

Don't waste your money on this. There are plenty of GOOD games for the Wii, so do yourself a favor and buy one of those.

Fun, but Challenging. . .

3 Rating: 3, Useful: 8 / 20
Date: December 27, 2007
Author: Amazon User

My mom got this for me as last minute Christmas gift, when she found out that I'd purchased a wii for myself.

It's a cute game. Basically you are the Ninjabread Man and you have to save Candy Land from being taken over by evil cupcakes & such.

I give it 3 stars because it's hard to control him. He never swings his sword when he needs to and always ends up being killed. It's annoying and I haven't been able to get past the first level. You have to use both controllers and you use your left hand to make Ninjabread Man jump, so that took some getting used to. :o( Also the camera angle gets weird lot and I find myself pressing the down button on the d-pad frequently to see where I'm going.

Perhaps I need more practice.

I will update this when I get a better feel for the game. I've only had it a few days.

Ninja Bleck Man

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 1 / 1
Date: August 22, 2008
Author: Amazon User

My little brother and I saw this at a toy store one time and we both wanted to play it because it looked hilarious. Nearly a year later I got my paws on a copy, and have regretted it ever since. I seriously played it for maybe 20 minutes. There were vague "instructions" that were really just pictures rather than something clear and intelligent to read. The controls were so astoundingly different from most every other Wii game I played that it was very frustrating to actually get my Ninja Cookie Guy to do anything. In order to attack with your ninja sword, you're supposed to wave the Wii Remote around. Well, that's logical, that's what they did in Twilight Princess, right? I don't know what the deal was with this game, but I was swinging the blasted remote all over the place for several seconds before the nameless cookie guy would do anything, by which time I'd already lost several points of health. The camera usage is literally nauseating; I played the virtually useless "orientation" level and the first real level before I had to stop because of how motion sick I was getting (hence the reason I only played for 20 minutes). After playing for only a few moments I was thinking, "Ugh... I think I'm going to puke my pants..." There's no actual story line, there's no established villain, goal, or anything. You are literally just wandering around attempting to slash at cupcakes. This game had such great potential to be really wacky and humorous and have intelligent jokes riddled throughout, but if just flat out didn't do it. It was the biggest disappointment I've ever come across for the Wii system. My expectations weren't too high, I don't think. But this game delivered something so far below what I was expecting that it almost hurt to think that I actually spent money on this digital monstrosity.
Save yourself some cash, time, and vomit-cleaning and buy some other Wii game for your kid.

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