Ninja Master
Copyright/Publisher: Firebird/The Men In Black,
Release Year: 1986, Genre: Mixed Sports, Number Of Players: 1


In the ancient realms and provinces of the "Land of the Rising Sun" lived a breed of warriors - feared by all and who feared no one. These were the NINJA. To rise in the ranks of the Ninja was the ultimate challenge in human endeavour. Now is your chance to face the challenge.

The annual games have come around, and this is your opportunity to impress the elders. Four tests have been devised for you to show your skills. Each test carries a qualifying score that you will have to exceed before you can proceed to the next test. If you do not qualify after three attempts at the test, you will be eliminated from the games. Succeed in all four tests, and you will be awarded a new grading - and the chance to attain the next grade.


"NINJA MASTER" can be played using the keyboard. You can define your own key controls, or use the predetermined keys. The four tests that you have to pass are as follows:

1. In this test, you will have to defend yourself against arrows, fired at you from off the screen. Some of the arrows will really move, so be sure that your reflexes are finely tuned. The qualifying score will be displayed in the bottom left-hand corner of the display.

2. To qualify in this test, you must achieve enough power by alter- natively striking the LEFT and RIGHT keys to break the log with a Karate chop.

3. This is probably the hardest test to complete. Using your trusty Ninja sword, defend yourself against the deadly Shuriken Stars.

4. This is the final test that has to be completed. Armed with a blow- pipe, you must shoot down the canisters, thrown from the right of the screen.

The game will end when you fail to attain the given qualifying score in an event. Good Luck ...