Excerpt: The wisdom of games reviewers is best given in small doses… This is essentially a “training” game wrapped in a ninja theme, designed to improve your reflexes. But will it walk away with the Console Obsession black belt? The first step is to create a game save by giving your ninja a name. The shuffle function creates some fun combinations of description and object. My first selection was Amazing Primate, which seemed somehow appropriate.
Conclusion: Ninja Reflex is one of an increasing number of games designed to help you in life. While a game like Brain Age will try to make you smarter and a game like Cooking Mama will try to turn you into a chef, Ninja Reflex has a simpler goal: to train your reflexes. Though it may be a simplistic goal, Ninja Reflex is a great game to play in small increments to try to improve your reaction time.
Excerpt: Mini-game collections for the Wii aren't necessarily a bad thing, but they are when they're ridiculously overpriced. Ninja Reflex features a staggering six mini-games for the extortionate price of £30 (£20 on DS). At £5 per mini-game you'd expect some pretty amazing Ninja action, with plenty of flipping out Ninja-style. You don't get it. The game is split into single-player and multiplayer modes.
Excerpt: With the advent of the innovative control styles of both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, there have been a rapidly growing library of games that consist of several smaller games. From the original Wii Sports to the somewhat disappointing Carnival Games, several developers have been endeavouring to put their names on the map by releasing an easy to develop mini-game compilation.
Conclusion: While Ninja Reflex on the DS stays faithful to its Wii counterpart, it fails to have the same enjoy in the games which all feel too similar and makes them annoying and infuriating. While control is easier and more precise than the Wii version, the DS version just gets too tedious, too quickly. Out of the two versions I would recommend the Wii version over this, not because the Wii one is fantastic, just that it tried to do a little more with the control methods.
Pros: Same content as the Wii version (nothing removed), Works on the DS well, Good controls
Cons: this involves players waiting for fish to pop out of the water and quickly catching them by touching them on the lower screen, involves precision, slow movements and fast reaction times., similar to the fish mini-game, catch flies with the stylus and put them in a bowl, requires precision and a good amount of speed., moving the stylus in a figure 8 on screen, smash objects that are thrown at you with the shoulder button while continuing a constant speed on movement, r...