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Ninja Warriors, The Ninja Warriors, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ninja Warriors, The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are either a male or female ninja. Use your daggers and ninja stars limited supply, can be replenished during gameplay to defeat military personnel, monsters, and various other "bad guys". At the end of each level there is a Boss to defeat.

Ninja Warriors, The was produced by Taito in 1988.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Ninja Warriors, The was produced include: Tokusyu Butai UAG, Full Throttle, Contintental Circuit, Exzisus, Wardner No Mori, Bonze Adventure, Chase H.Q., Chuka Taisen, Cloud Master, and Fighting Hawk


Name Ninja Warriors, The
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8892
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Ninja Warriors, The Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Ninja Warriors, The Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Dagger, Ninja Star
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Play as one ninja or together with a friend to kill as many foes as possible. Basic play is accomplished by moving towards the right. However, you can go up or down stairs to various other levels.

Ninja Warriors, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.17 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.33

Overall Like 3.33
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 3.33

Technical Rating: 2.94

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.67
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The game is housed in a large cabinet. The top portion is 33 inches deep by 33.5 inches wide. The whole cabinet is 72 inches tall. There is a version from Taito of Japan c1987 with three monitors. The action is spanned across the monitors giving the game a "wide-screen" effect, which also adds to the gameplay.

The side art shows male and female ninjas crouching with daggers in both of their hands.


Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

This game was converted by Virgin Mastertronic to the following platforms: Spectrum, Amstrad, C64, Atari ST, Amiga.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ninja Warriors, The Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Ninja Warriors, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Ninja Warriors, The machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Ninja Warriors, The circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Ninja Warriors, The.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The three-screen version Taito 1987 uses Dual 68000 CPU's and a Z80 with YM2610 for sound.

Other games that run on this hardware include Darius and Darius II/Sagaia.


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