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Join Date: Jan 2006
Re: Games with a ninja class
Here is the full list of ninja video games Series
- Aero Fighters (known as Sonic Wings in Japan): The Japanese aircraft is flown by a ninja pilot Hien, who appears in all games from the series.
- Arc the Lad: The gun-wielding ninja Shu is featured in several of the games in the series, most notably in Arc the Lad II, where he is one of the protagonists.
- Battle Raper: The characters include ninja women Mai Kisaragi (Battle Raper) and Setsuna Yagami (Battle Raper 2).
- Bushido Blade: An attempt at a realistic fighting game involving weapons and a number of ninja characters.
- Dead or Alive: From the creators of Ninja Gaiden, this fighting game series features several ninja characters including Ryu Hayabusa, Ayane (also as a minor character in Ninja Gaiden), Hayate, and Kasumi, the runaway ninja who is the main character of the series.
- Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters: Feature several ninja characters, most prominently female ninja Mai Shiranui.
- Final Fantasy: Ninja appeared in the first installment of the series as an upgrade from the Thief character class, while in Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XI the Ninja is available as a job. Edge (Final Fantasy IV), Shadow (Final Fantasy VI) and Yuffie Kisaragi (Final Fantasy VII and its spin-offs, as well as in the Kingdom Hearts series) are the only dedicated ninja characters in the series.
- Final Fight: The game features siblings Guy (the first game) and Maki Genryusai (the second one) of the Bushin clan.
- Ganbare Goemon series: The fantasy series of games loosely based around the historical character of Ishikawa Goemon, the titular character is a ninja, as well as recurring characters Ebisumaru, Sasuke and Yae.
- G.I. Joe: Characters from the comic book and cartoon series.
- Guilty Gear: The character Chipp Zanuff takes up the fighting style after being saved from the mafia by a ninja master.
- Izuna series: Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja and its sequel Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns.
- Jajamaru-kun: Ninja Jajamaru-kun and its remake, Ganso Jajamaru-kun.
- Kessen: Kessen (especially) and Kessen III.
- Killer Instinct: The siblings Jago and Black Orchid who appear to be the main characters of the fighting game series.
- Kirby: In Kirby Super Star, Biosparks are minor enemies based on ninja; Kirby can eat them to copy their abilities. The Ninja ability also returns in Kirby: Squeak Squad.
- Mega Man: Has a handful of ninja characters, most notably Shadow Man (Mega Man 3) and Phantom (Mega Man Zero).
- Metal Gear Solid: A stealth-action video games that includes Gray Fox, commando known as "Ninja" fitted with a powerful exoskeleton and a high-tech ninja sword; Olga Gurlukovich, a Russian woman who disguised herself with similar a robotic ninja suit; the Tengu Commandos of Solidus Snake's forces, and Raiden and Haven Troopers in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
- Might & Magic: Ninja character class in some of the games.
- Mortal Kombat: A series of fighting games which depicts as many as 15 ninja characters, including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena, Kitana, Jade, Reptile, Chameleon, Smoke, Cyrax, Ermac, Khameleon, Noob Saibot, Sektor, Rain and Frost. However, in terms of story canon, the only "true" ninja of the group is Scorpion.
- Naruto: Numerous games based on the hit manga and anime series.
- Ninja Gaiden: A video game series about Ryu Hayabusa (also in the Dead or Alive series), a powerful ninja in a futuristic setting with demons and magic. In Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword there is also playable female ninja-in-training, Momiji.
- Ninja Kid
- Onimusha: Several playable ninja characters, including the historical figure of Fūma Kotarō and fictional Iga ninja woman Kaede.
- Power Instinct: The character of Saizo Hattori.
- Power Rangers: Several Power Rangers video games have involved ninja such as the SNES version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, which has a ninja as a sub-boss.
- Rumble Roses: Japanese wrestling games featuring female ninja character Benikage (Bloody Shadow) and her alter ego Yasha.
- Saboteur: The main characters of a male (in the first game) and a female ninja (in the second one).
- Samurai Shodown: A fighting game series which features a number of ninja characters including Kazuki Kazama, Sogetsu Kazama, Hattori Hanzo, and Galford D. Weller.
- Samurai Warriors: Several ninja characters (some based on historical or legendary figures) including Goemon Ishikawa, Hanzō Hattori, Kotaro Fūma, Kunoichi, Nene and others.
- Sengoku: All of the player characters in the third installment are ninja, as are many of the enemies in all three games.
- Sengoku Ace: Several player and enemy boss characters.
- Sengoku Basara: Features several ninja characters including Sarutobi Sasuke and the ninja woman Kasuga. (All Japan references were removed in the export version called Devil Kings.)
- Shining: RPG-meets-strategy series in which the ninja is a fairly common job class. Notable ninja from throughout the series include Hanzou from Shining Force, Slade from Shining Force II, Akane, Doyle and Rodi from Shining the Holy Ark, and Baron from Shining Force Neo.
- Shinobi: A video game series that features the main character Joe Musashi from the Oboro clan. The PlayStation 2 game introduces new main characters Hotsuma and his brother Moritsune, while Nightshade (Kunoichi in Japan) which is a direct sequel to this game features a female ninja (kunoichi) named Hibana.
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Espio the Chameleon (Knuckles' Chaotix, Sonic the Fighters, Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog) is an "expert ninja".
- Soul: A weapon-based fighting game series on several platforms that features two ninja characters: Taki, a kunoichi demon hunter who appears in Soul Edge as well as all the Soulcalibur titles, and Yoshimitsu who originated in the Tekken series.
- Street Fighter: Features Guy Maki from Final Fight series, as well as the Street Fighter-only ninja Geki, Vega from Spain, and a teenage ninja girl Ibuki.
- Strider: The titular Striders are a group of futuristic ninjas.
- Suikoden: Kasumi in Suikoden and Suikoden II, Ayame and Watari in Suikoden III.
- Super Chinese: A series of games including Little Ninja Brothers, Ninja Boy and Super Ninja Boy.
- Taikou Risshiden series
- Tales of...: A series of JRPGs featuring ninja girls Sheena Fujibayashi (Tales of Symphonia) and Suzu Fujibayashi (Tales of Phantasia).
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Many various games based on the TMNT franchise. One of them featuring Aska, the video games exclusive character.
- Tekken: A series of fighting video games that feature the ninja characters Yoshimitsu and Kunimitsu, as well as more recently added Raven.
- Tenchu: A series of stealth-action video games that feature the ninja characters Rikimaru and Ayame in a fantasy feudal Japan setting, credited as being the first attempt at a quasi-realistic ninja "simulation". The game's developer, Activision, used Sho Koshugi and his son, Kane Koshugi, as ninjutsuka references.
- The Last Blade
- The Last Ninja: A series of three games featuring a vengeful time-travelling ninja as the protagonist.
- The Onee Chanbara
- Variable Geo: Fighting game series featuring the character of a ninja/waitress Chiho Masuda.
- Virtua Fighter: A series of fighting video games featuring the ninja Kage-Maru and his mother Tsukikage.
- Way of the Tiger: Video game adaptation of the gamebook series.
- Wizardry: Role-playing games featuring ninja character class and the character Kyo Hattori in Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land.
- World Heroes: The fighting game featuring the main character of Hanzou Hattori and his rival Kotaro Fuuma (the latter also in Aggressors of Dark Kombat, another game by SNK).
- Zool: The main character is "a ninja from the nth dimension".
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