Day 585: Ramen Ninja

Posted: 2012/06/16 in Indie Games

Playing a bit like the Metal Gear Solid VR Missions, but in a top-down pseudo-3D style, “Ramen Ninja” is everything I love about hidden gems of the Xbox Indie Games catalogue: inexpensive, fun-filled, challenging, and doesn’t take itself too seriously (with a plot involved Dr. Udon stealing your ramen).

Sneak down corridors, avoiding the gaze of guards and other enemies, creating distractions, and other tropes of stealth-’em-up gameplay. The key to the game’s success is the level design, which makes the most of these abilities, I only wish there were more levels than 20 but that’s not a criticism for an 80 Microsoft Point game (especially given how enjoyable it is). As you run, crawl, stomp, and sneaking, it’s easy to get your money’s worth out of “Ramen Ninja”.

Here’s what the developer (nullptrstudios LLC) has to say about the game:

“Ramen Ninja is the story of a ramen farmer whose crops have been stolen by the sinister Dr. Udon, and his henchmen. Use your stealthy ninja skills to steal back your ramen and restore prosperity to your farm. Ramen Ninja combines sneaking and split-second decision making across 20 unique and challenging levels. Do you have what it takes to be a ramen ninja?”

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