Title Last Ninja 2 Game Type Action Adventure Compatibility ECS, Tested upto 060 via HD patches. Publisher Activision (1990) HD Installable Patches available Players 1 Submission Glen Lambert Review The story is simple, despite wiping out Kunitoki in the first game, Last Ninja, he is back again, meaner than ever before in this sequel. The objective is the same, track him down in his mountain hideaway and kick his sorry arse straight into Ninja 3. The game 'Last Ninja 2' is again an Amiga version of the C64 game with the maps & puzzles making it across intact. This means, of course, if you've finished the C64 game, it will not prove too difficult. If you're unfamiliar with the visual format of the Ninja games, they are viewed in an isometric perspective with room around the bottom and right of the main screen to show your stats etc. Much the same as the first game, the levels make up your journey. The game starts in Central Park, Manhattan then moves to The Streets and then down into The Sewers. From there you enter the Shoguns' secret Basement opium factory and then The Office Block above which you climb to the roof to hitch a lift on a helicopter to the Shoguns' mountain retreat Mansion and then up to his penthouse for The Final Battle. The game design and layout, half inched straight from the C64 version is, in my mind, superior to that of the first game, appearing bigger, more varied, more dramatic with more to do & see. Sadly that's where the positive comments must end. It's an unfortunate truth that Last Ninja 2 on the Amiga sucks big time. Action is slow & jerky. The main sprite is animated poorly and has been drawn shoddily, to such a degree infact, that one can see the laziness and/or incompetence. This game is ugly and plays like a pig, the sound is not a patch on Ninja Remix and when stood next to the C64 version of 'Ninja 2', you'd probably pick out the Amiga version as the 8bit job. The C64 'Last Ninja 2' was everything it should have been, a bigger, better & bolder game than it's prequel. On the Amiga, it is one of the biggest disappointments I've ever seen. I really wish I could be more positive about this game but there's nothing to say in it's favour, it's laughable, a major downer for any Ninja fan & no doubt a major turn off for anyone new to the series whose unfortunate first experience is this rubbish. In conclusion, one of the biggest disappointments of my gaming career and the only game in the series I no longer play. Why System 3 allowed this tragedy I'll never know, but they did, it's out there now and there's no stopping it. 2/10 - The two points are for not tampering with the design itself, which was perfect.