Review Dead Ninja Mortal Shadow
Visually striking with suspenseful and intriguing combat
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 14 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality sound, quality graphics, exciting plot, responsive game play, addictive mechanics
Needs to be elaborated, lags a bit, kills your battery
Dead Ninja Mortal Shadow for Android looks a little like film noir meets Ninja warrior. The play is clean and suspenseful. I love the look and the action. This one should stay interesting for a while.
Dead Ninja Mortal Shadow has a beautifully artistic presentation. The game environment is a side scroller fight game. You are a Ninja warrior, sneaking through the woods of China. Why so sneaky? Because you’re a Ninja, that’s why. Run and leap the jagged grounds, jump onto tree branches to climb higher and search for gold. Bet watch out, there are enemy soldiers guarding the pathways below. Strategically and stealthily sneak up on the guards and take them out before they do the same to you. The fights are fast, precise and bloody; in other words, completely appropriate for a Ninja’s day at the office.
Graphics appear in silhouette, as if taking place at dusk. You only see basic outlines of the Ninja and his opponents. And the trees look eerily dark menacing. The splatters of blood are some of the only colors on screen, accentuating the violence and adding to the game’s overall mystique.
The controls are excellent. Just touch the screen where you want the Ninja to go, or press the arrow for a burst of lightening fast movement. But be careful not to run too fast, because enemies appear suddenly, and if they see you first, you’re probably dead. You have to be strategic, patient and cunning to reach the end of each level as the victor.
Dead Ninja Mortal Shadow looks as good as it plays. It does a great job of creating a mysterious and intriguing game environment. The tone is very heightened and focused. This game is well done and fun. I love the strategic elements combined with the dramatic visuals. It's all very well done and visually striking.