Best ninja games for Android

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People have always held a fascination for dangers lurking in the shadows. Whether they are ghosts or curses or assassins, people are drawn to them like moths to a flame. Perhaps it’s the promise of a swift and efficient kill or the life of silence and danger. Regardless, the ninja has been an object of fascination for centuries.

These covert agents and master assassins have been the focus of many forms of media, from books, to anime, and to games. At some point in our lives, probably all of us have dreamed of becoming ninjas. Though becoming one may be a huge challenge for the everyday John or Jane, games let us assume the roles of these hidden warriors.

We’ve put together some of the best ninja games for Android devices, so you can live or relive your dream of stealth, skill, and secrecy with the help of your Android phone.

Fruit Ninja Free

What kind of list of ninja games would this be if we didn’t kick it off with Fruit Ninja Free? Though ninjas are primarily known for their swift assassinations and their espionage, they’re also quite famous for being deft with a blade. Fruit Ninja Free puts you in the role of a ninja and pits you against fruit. You read that right, fruit.

Fruits of all sizes, shapes, and colors will be launched into the air and your goal is to slice through them. Hone your skills and slice two, three, four, or even five fruits in one swing.

But, don’t get reckless! Watch out for bombs that may be launched together with your fruit targets. Slicing through a bomb means instant game over for you, but don’t be too overly cautious, either.

If you refuse to swing your blade while both fruit and bomb are in the air, you may just drop your fruit. Three missed fruits equals game over, as well, so exercise caution and attentiveness.

Though Fruit Ninja can be played by swiping your fingertip across the screen, you can enjoy the game even more if you use a stylus.

Ninja slash Fireball

If you’re tired of fruit and you want a taste of something more dangerous, you can play Ninja slash Fireball. Instead of slicing through fruits, you need to cut the board small enough to extinguish fireballs. Use the tip of your finger to cut the board smaller and smaller, but be careful not to separate the fireballs.

Keep whittling away at the board until you reach the indicated target percent and advance to the next level. Just when you think you’ve gotten the hang of things, new fireballs are introduced as you progress. Improve your slashing experience with buffs, but keep in mind that not all of them will help you. Some buffs also disturb the balls’ former moving status.

Enjoy 50 entertaining levels that will truly test your skill as a ninja. To enjoy this app to the fullest, try playing it on large screen devices such as tablets. Master precision and planning by downloading Ninja slash Fireball to your Android device today.

Yoo Ninja! Free

Part of what makes ninjas so deadly is their skill of running along rooftops and jumping from place to place. You’re probably exhausted from slicing your way through fruits and carefully cutting away at boards to extinguish fireballs, so it’s time to get some exercise with Yoo Ninja! Free.

Though the game describes itself as “simple,” Yoo Ninja is a fast and addictive Android game. Defy gravity and jump up and down different barriers. Don’t spare a second to slow down because those darts hot on your heels will spell instant death if they hit you.

Visit 4 different worlds and enjoy Story Mode’s 34 different levels, all while you’re running for your life. If you want to enjoy the fun even more, play the Endless Mode. Users have reported that, though Yoo Ninja! is short, the difficulty curve is appropriate enough that you’ll find it difficult to put this game down.

If Yoo Ninja! Free isn’t enough for you, you can also download Yoo Ninja! Plus for more non-stop running.

Ninja Chicken

You read that right. Ninja Chicken is a game that puts you in the feathery shoes of a chicken afflicted with dementia. Because of an accident, this bird now thinks it’s a ninja, but not just any ninja. This chicken believes that it is the best one of them all.

You may laugh along with its friends, but don’t let its feathery exterior fool you. In a quest to prove itself as a ninja to its chicken friends, this fowl embarks on a dangerous quest. This fowl warrior has the agility to leap over obstacles and run like the wind.

Controlling the Ninja Chicken is easy. As it runs across the screen, help it leap over objects by pressing the Up button on the right side of the screen. Watch out for low objects! Hit the Down button on the left side of the screen to duck under them. Launch the chicken into the air to collect acorns and pick up items to help you slice through obstacles.

NinJump

We’re not quite done exploring the various skills of ninjas. Now that you’ve sliced and diced and you’ve run for your life, it’s now time to climb! NinJump‘s goal is for you to rise as high as you can while avoiding obstacles like killer squirrels and angry birds. Disgruntled wildlife isn’t the only thing you’re up against. Watch out for enemy ninjas, throwing shurikens and exploding bombs.

All you need is a single tap to jump from one wall to another, knocking obstacles through the air as you do. Want to go even higher? Knock down three enemies of the same kind to trigger mega-jump bonuses. Plow your enemies with shields, but keep your eyes open for ledges and enemy ninjas because they can send you straight to your doom.

How high can you climb? Test your ninja climbing skills with NinJump today. Download it for your Android device from the Google Play Store.

Moon Chaser

Another part of the ninja myth is how these deadly covert operatives seem to fly. Either by grappling hook and cable, by fancy flying contraption, or by some supernatural power, ninjas have been imagined to swoop down on their target, make their kill in the still of the night, and take off into the sky.

Moon Chaser puts you in the shoes of the Flying Ninja. True to this mysterious warrior’s name, he defies gravity. His gift of flight may be because of the lunar eclipse, but it seems to last only until the moon is completely eclipsed. Race through the ups and downs of hills, slopes, and inclines, and collect as many coins as possible before the moon is fully eclipsed.

The Flying Ninja has no problem staying in the air, but he’ll need your help to get his feet on the ground. Increase gravity by touching the screen and collect items. Take off again by removing your finger from the screen. Fly across large divides but don’t forget to come back down to collect coins.

Ninja Rush HD

Can you run, jump, swing, and shoot all at the same time? Those previous apps may have given you a taste of what being a ninja is like, but you haven’t had to pool all your skills together. In Ninja Rush HD, you’ll need to run until you reach the end of the ninja world.

This side-scrolling game will have you running across the screen and jumping across platforms. Mind those gaps because falling can mean instant death. Watch out for extra large gaps! You can double-jump to span the space, but if it’s beyond your abilities and you see the ceiling, throw your ninja rope and swing across the divide.

That isn’t all there is to the game, however. There are enemies patrolling the platforms. Tap the shuriken button and tear them down before you even reach them. Download Ninja Rush HD for your Android device today and practice all your ninja skills.

Devil Ninja 2

Now that you’ve tested all your ninja skills and you’re all warmed up, it’s time to embark on an epic journey with Devil Ninja 2. In this fast-paced fighting game, you’ll descend into the Devil’s Land to fight against monsters and defeat the devil king. Slash and hack your way through beautifully designed monster enemies against a twisted backdrop. Get that perfect combo kill to get more energy balls and power ups!

You can pick up a variety of items, such as a sword, darts, a fire dragon, shock waves, and energy bars to increase your combat effectiveness. You can jump over cliffs, but if you need to go even higher, double-jump!

Devil Ninja 2 supports multi-touch, leaderboards, tablets, and HD resolution. If you’re itching to play Devil Ninja 2, you’ll need at least Android 2.0. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

Ninja Royale

Once you’ve slain the devil king in the Devil Land, it’s now time to go up against other ninjas in Ninja Royale. Using an always-evolving battle system that uses both taps and slashes, you can defeat formidable foes. You can opt to greet other ninjas with friendly messages or you can attack them and steal their treasure. Though it seems like it’s you against the world, you can make friends with other players and add them to your Friend List.

Battle foes with combos and cunning moves, but it isn’t just your skills that will pave your way to victory. You’ll also need to upgrade your weapons and use them, as well. You can explore multiple worlds to discover more items and rewards, but make sure that you look presentable before you leave your clan. Each clan has stunning avatars based on animals as small as the wasp or as huge as the rhino. Get your star on with Ninja Royale today!

Ninjas Live™

Darkness has fallen on your beloved city and evil forces have invaded every sector of society. It’s time for you to step out of the shadows, but will you become the world’s only hope or the world’s greatest threat? You’ll begin as a student, but it won’t take long before you’re climbing the skill ladder. You’re not the only ninja in the world, however; other ninjas have also started to surface. Become a legendary ninja by fighting your way to the top.

In Ninjas Live, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, you get to battle other ninjas live. Collect rare and powerful loot items and show off your clan’s best weapons, techniques, and spells. When you’re not battling other ninjas, you can acquire clients to earn extra income, extra defense, and more — or you can take on deadly missions. Strengthen your clan by recruiting your friends and easily broadcast messages to them through the app.

Though becoming a real ninja might be a challenge in real life, you’ll have no problem experiencing the thrill and the danger of being a crafty assassin and spy through these ninja games for Android. Which one of these games are you playing to live out your ninja fantasy? If your favorite ninja game didn’t make it to our list, let us know what it is in a comment below.

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