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Game review
1-bit Ninja
Bit good
by Will Wilson 23/6/2011
Product: 1-bit Ninja
Developer: Kode80
Publisher: Kode80
Format: iPhone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Platform, Retro
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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A smell, sight, or sound can often lead our minds back to events in the distant past, dragging up either good or bad memories, commonly of moments that - at the time - we would have never have thought of as particularly special.

When I started playing 1-bit Ninja, for instance, I was transported to the back seat of a school coach, playing Super Mario Land on a borrowed Game Boy as we travelled to some terrible school trip, such is the way the game nails that old portable console aesthetic.

But write the game off as merely a Mario Land clone at your peril - 1-bit Ninja has enough originality and charm to forge its own path. ...
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A retro platformer that stands out from the crowds with its evocative presentation, exploration, and firm-but-fair controls
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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