Monday, January 23, 2012

Number Ninjas Flash Game Review


Link: Number Ninjas
Developer: GiftedIntrovert
Genre: Puzzle/Platformer/Educational
FlashMush Rating: 8.5/10

Need a game to teach your kids math but want a cool game to hold their attention? Number Ninjas will put you on the right footing.

Like my tags and the title implies, Number Ninjas is a ninja game...with numbers. It's actually quite an ingenious concept and I really love the direction it took. Basically you are a number. Say either the number 1, or 2, etc. There is a goal number to reach. It is your job to kill the enemy numbers to try and become the goal number. You kill enemy numbers with your ninja stars that are the different operational signs, like addition and subtraction signs. It gets hard though when you realize you have to kill the different enemy numbers in a certain order to make the goal equation true. In this aspect, it is very educational and requires thinking.


The ninja motif is done very well in Number Ninjas. You have the typical pseudo ninja garb that is red head bands blowing in the wind and the whole ninja star operational signs idea. But also, giving great atmospheric theme, is your dying fellow ninja soldiers who serve as the in game tutorial system and help.

Overall Number Ninjas is a very unique game that includes some educational input which we all need refreshers on.

2 comments:

  1. I love this! I love adding numbers!

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  2. Haha, genius! It's a new and extremely creative concept. Not sure how well this will work in terms of actually teaching numbers, but it sure is fun! Great educational game (don't see many these days)

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