Originally released as a cartridge game on the Nintendo DS, Ninjatown will now be coming as a digital download for the iPhone and iPod Touch later this spring. Titled Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!, players will take on a new adventure with familiar characters, but will not feature the tower defense/strategy gameplay from the DS.
In Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! , the player is a Wee Ninja who must impress his wise mentor Ol’ Master Ninja by running straight up a pair of towering trees, jumping between the two to avoid treacherous hazards. The trees become more deadly as the Wee Ninja ascends – watch out for slippery patches, untouchable Dark Syrup, Deadly Swarms, and demonic enemies like Flying Devils, Syrup Devils, and spear-wielding Tribal Devils. Oh, there is also a live volcano spewing lava balls nearby! On the bright side, you can launch upwards by using flexible branches like catapults and there are power ups galore, including the ability to hitch a ride up the tree on the flying mucho macho Moustachio.
Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is considered a “snacked sized gaming experience” and features a rich and polished art style with simple controls for any gamer. Players who enjoy receiving awards in their iDevice games will be happy to know Plus+ technology will be used for global leaderboards awards.
Although I would have preferred a port of the Nintendo DS game, previous games with this gameplay mechanic usually are addicting. I’ll have to check it out upon release.
Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! will be available in a few weeks in the iTunes App Store for $1.99. For now though, Ninja climb your way up the trees of doom and check out these screenshots from the game.