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1-bit Ninja

By kode80 LLC

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"sublime", "it's already becoming one of my favorite games on the iPhone" - Kotaku, Game App of the Day

"you'll find yourself sucked into this addictive vortex in which you want to keep playing a level over and over again" - IGN, Editors Choice

"1-bit Ninja is a truly unique and rewarding experience" - 148apps, Editors Choice

"the finished product is a flawless, iconic game that proves what single, indie developers can achieve" - iPhoneAlley

"It’s the best example of a retro platformer on iOS yet…and I’m hooked!" - TouchGen, Editors Choice

"Must Have Game Of June 2011" - Robin Rhys, AppAdvice Daily

Best Retro Game 2011 - TouchGen
#8 iOS Game 2011 - iPhoneAlley
Best iPhone Game 2011 - ArcadeLife

1-bit Ninja is pure run + jump fun unlike anything else on the App Store. The stylized 2D side-scrolling world can be dragged into 3D at any point to reveal hidden paths. Built from the ground up for touch screen control that rivals 'real buttons', 1-bit Ninja sacrifices a back button in the name of precise control you don't ever have to think about.
Need to move in the opposite direction? There's a spring or platform for that!

* stylized 1-bit engine mixes 2D & 3D
* simple 2 touch control for jump-precision
* classic head-bouncing, run + jump gameplay
* hiscores & best times
* save & watch replays of your best runs
* export replays as video for YouTube**
* 5 worlds, 25 levels & over 125 challenges
* Custom practice-checkpoints
* Game Center leaderboards & achievements
* secrets & easter eggs
* unlockable camera modes inc. red/cyan 3D***
* original chip-tune sound track

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** replay video export requires iOS 4.1 and 3GS or higher
*** anaglyph mode requires 3GS or higher

What's New in Version 1.21

* Corrected music on World 5 replays
* GameCenter bug fix
* Vase enemy bug fix

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Customer Reviews

Amazing, but has a single flaw

So this app is one of my current favorites. I love it with all of my heart and recommend it to my friends. It provides a challenge with a lot of frustration, but overall it has very simple controls and a great feel. I only have 1 complaint.

The game needs an update. It's 2014! The game hasn't had an update since 2012, and there are a couple things that need fixing. For example, there is a minor bug where when you beat a level, the level screen gets shifted so that you can't see your progress, only the levels from that world. It is easily fixed by resetting the app, but it proves to be quite annoying. However, other glitches are quite fun to exploit, such as going backwards too far in a level. Speaking of levels, the game needs more. I've had the game for over a week and I still haven't made it to level 20. The game does not have any in-app purchases, so it requires no extra cash. the game has Pros and Cons like any other, but it seriously needs a tune-up.

The game is fantastic. 1-bit ninja has a great chiptune soundtrack. It has unique gameplay and simple controls. It proves to be frustrating, but what's a game without a challenge? It needs a single update, and a few more levels. I recommend this to all that are reading this review if you like a retro feel to a game.

Neat idea, fun game.

I like this game. It reminds me of the first Mario game, but with the 3D aspect, it has a nice puzzle element to it.
I, like others, would like the ability to go backwards as well as forwards, but I understand why the devs left that out. It adds incentive to play through the level again and find the secrets.
If a sequel is made, I hope the game world would be expanded so that more pathways would be available and the option to go backwards would be available, as well.
Still, even if a sequel is never made, the devs can be proud of what they made here.

Strafe left?

Yes I must say this game is fantastic, but the horribly annoying part is the fact that you need to rely on "springs" to change the direction of your one bit hero. Sadly, this results in the occasional off screen coin, escaped enemy, etc. Please if you plan on making another game similar to this one, allow more than one direction of movement for the character. Thank you.

1-bit Ninja
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2012
  • Version: 1.21
  • Size: 32.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, Japanese, Serbian, Spanish
  • Seller: kode80 LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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