Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flash Game Review: Typing Ninja Hunter

Link: Typing Ninja Hunter
Developer: Andvari
Genre: Typing
Kongregate Rating: 3.09/5
FlashMush Rating: 7.5/10

I've always been a fan of typing games for some reason. Not sure if it's because of the memories of me first learning how to type or just that I actually enjoy typing and am fairly fast at it so the games are actually fun to me. Either way, there is a surprising amount of typing based online flash games out there and Typing Ninja Hunter is the latest I've seen.

Although really to call Typing Ninja Hunter just a generic typing game doesn't really do it justice. I can safely say that Typing Ninja Hunter took the basis of the typing genre and turned it into a full blown stand alone game. Sure you have the normal basis of typing games in which you have enemies, in this case various ninjas, coming at you with words over their heads which you type and they dissipate. But Typing Ninja Hunter goes steps further. A big one right off the bat is boss battles in full cinematic style in which you have to hit the right combination of keys at the right time. Furthermore, a full upgrade system is available in which you can upgrade your powers (yes you have powers in this typing game, another game changing bit), as well as buying archers a la a defense game. Lastly what makes this game much more than your mama's typing game is the introduction of new enemies. Gone is the way of just having one style of enemies coming at you. In Typing Ninja Hunter you have the normal ninjas which say have 4 letter words over them, horseback ninjas with 5 letter words, some ninjas which can duplicate themselves, others which carry smoke to obscure your typing ability. The list really goes on and on and it's all ninja themed which is even better.

But of course every game is going to have it's downsides. The big one for Typing Ninja Hunter is the replay value...which to be fair affects all games especially typing games and even though Typing Ninja Hunter has so many extra still gets hit. This is coupled with the fact of a few bugs which brings forth the issue of overall polish on the game.

Play Typing Ninja Hunter here:

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  1. I never really liked typing games but I guess I can see the appeal.

  2. I can't see the appeal of typing games myself... the relation of writing words to playing games just seems to be a mismatch :P