Title Last Ninja Trilogy Overview Game Type Action Adventure Compatibility All ECS, All tested upto 060 via HD patches. Publisher System 3 / Activision (LN2) HD Installable Patches available Players 1 Submission Glen Lambert Review The Last Ninja games were born on the C64. That's where they lived, made their mark and in the end, that's where they'll be remembered. The Amiga conversions lacked all the consistency of their C64 predecessors, the titles themselves causing slight confusion. For those unaware (where have you been?) The Ninja games are arcade/adventure style games. The main Character walks from screen to screen collecting this, and using that, solving puzzles and kicking plenty of arses along the way. The levels are relatively simple layouts of about 20 screens viewed in a 3D isometric perspective, some levels are deliberately complex mazes however. The rather clever control system allows you to move the central character around his pseudo 3D universe very realistically and subtly. Whilst many people have criticized this control system as over complicated, those who have played the game for any serious amount of time have fallen in love with it. It is quite unique to the Last Ninja series. I have not seen it elsewhere. Essentially the Ninja walks in the eight joystick directions but always faces the same way, producing a rather neat moonwalk effect moving backwards. Rotating the Ninja is done by rotating the joystick clockwise or anti-clockwise through its' 8 directions. Sounds complex? With a little practice it's easy and very nice. For the purposes of these reviews I will use firstly the C64 versions as a guide: The Last Ninja Eventually appeared under the title 'Ninja Remix' by System 3 Last Ninja 2 Released as 'Last Ninja 2' by Activision. Conversion of the C64 game of the same name. Ninja Remix A C64 update to 'Last Ninja 2' with new music and new tape routines. The Amiga game that appeared with this title was infact the Amiga version of The Last Ninja (see above). Last Ninja 3 C64 & Amiga versions written at the same time by System 3. Also often reffered to as 'Ninja 3'. All C64 versions by System 3 had a similar look & feel, all were very popular and are now legendary on the old Commodore. The Amiga versions were a bit of a hodgepodge, appearing out of order and all looking wildly different due to different, graphics artists, companies and programmers doing the different conversions.