Ninja in the night: Origins of the ninja
Although the word Ninja was not used in English literature before 1961, Japan’s mercenaries existed during the medieval times of the 12th century. While the samurai was sworn to loyalty, the Ninja was known as a rogue assassin.
Known for their stealth and deception, the strategy of the ninja is to sow confusion using intelligence and espionage. It is believed their strategy was influenced by the ancient book, The Art of War attributed to Sun Tzu a Chinese military strategist during the 5th century BC.
Although classic Ninjas are shown wearing black, this is not always the case. This style comes from the ninja uniform also known as the ninja-yoroi. The black uniform, allowed them to move unseen at night. However, these ninjas are known as masters of disguise. This allowed them to fight within the castle walls instead of on the battlefield.
Now you know the origins of the ninja, let’s talk ninja games. Probably the most historical ninja game was N-Game. It’s a 2D side view game, where you play as a ninja escaping automated weapons and collecting gold coins. Another old but classic ninja game is Ninja Rampage.
If you want to swing as a ninja avoiding obstacles while on a mobile or desktop device, play the newer Ultimate Ninja Swing.