Ninja Village Review

Kairosoft Games are back at it again porting their IOS games onto the Nintendo Switch. Me being the Kairosoft fan that I am, I eagerly waited to review yet again another one of their games. That game today being Ninja Village. In this game however, you still your own place like in previous Kairosoft games however your main goal is changed. Your new goal is to lead a ninja clan in the war to unify feudal Japan.

Ninja Village actually plays a whole lot different from all of the other Kairosoft games. Sure its still simulation based, but what makes this game much more unique then the others is the strategy aspect added to the game. In order to unify Japan your gonna need a army, a big one. The game allows you to build an army of ninjas, soldiers, and special heroes, and go conquer your way around Japan and claim territory from anyone who try to get in your way. These special heroes play a key role in battle and can come with various special skills that can potentially turn the tide of battle.

This combat system is actually pretty simple. you pay money to recruit new soldiers, archers, gunners or mounted horses which are all known as your infantry and then select a region to attack from a map of Japan. Although it may not seem like it Infantry are the most important during combat. The bigger the army the better chance you have of not getting overwhelmed by enemy soldiers.

As you progress forward into the game it starts to become more challenging which actually caught me off guard for a Kairosoft game. Weapons and more infantry become more and more expensive which is why it is important you must also focus on managing your village and not just your army. You’ll need a village that is capable of producing a lot of high-value goods that can make you a lot of money. The only downside I see with this game is that you’ll often at times will be waiting to have enough cash to build the next thing that you need whether it is weapons, infantry or stores. I saw myself doing this way too often.

Overall i’d have to say I loved Ninja Village. The input of strategy made this game so much more unique than all of the other Kairosoft games out there. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the Nintendo Switch.

REVIEW CODE: A complimentary Nintendo Switch code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to editor@bonusstage.co.uk.

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Ninja Village Review
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I loved Ninja Village. The input of strategy made this game so much more unique than all of the other Kairosoft games out there. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the Nintendo Switch.