Assassinate the shogun, then vanish without a trace in this interactive fantasy novel!

In the high-stakes game of politics between two feudal lords, you are a ninja village's chosen warrior. Earn glory for your clan as you battle your enemies, becoming a master of magic, combat, and stealth.

Choice of the Ninja is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Katherine Buffington, where your choices determine how the story proceeds.  The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--but driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Will you bring peace to your village, or return home in shame? Will you serve your daimyo obediently, or defy his orders for the greater good? Or will you use your powers of invisibility for personal gain? The choice is yours.

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Ratings and Reviews

Lamelad ,


I agree with Unidraconus' review that this one's more for kiddies. I don't think much research went into this either as far as Japanese culture or how ninjas were trained or operated. A regional ninja academy? Really? Complete with Hogwarts-like instructors for different subjects? Seemed like the author was just adapting his/her American suburbian experience to a "ninja school". Maybe I'm wrong but that doesn't sound historically accurate to me. Anyway, story is predictable and the fight scenes are disappointing and few and far between. Overall, very generic with ninja overlay.

Mr.jcury ,

Too short

I must agree with many, your choices do not have much impact on the game, The story is short and definitely not worth three dollars. However it's not a bad story, the worst part of it is it ends on a cliffhanger.

Unidraconus ,


This was not what I hoped it would be. I wanted darker writing with more stealth, action, suspense and kick-buttery.
What I got was a kids novel fit for ages 8-12.
Even then the characters were shallow, choices not very ninja, story not very thrilling, fighting not very entertaining. Over all unless your a kiddo that hasn't read much this is hardly worth the time unless you just want to say you read a ninja story.
I played one time then lost interest. In my younger days when choice books were the rage this would have been published in limited print...


Choice of Games LLC
34.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2013-2015 Katherine Buffington


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