Sega Ninja (also known as The Ninja) is a 1985 arcade game released by Sega. The game features Princess Kurumi, the titular female ninja, battling enemies using throwing knives and throwing stars. The game was originally released as Ninja Princess, before the revised edition titled Ninja Princess 1 Mega Ban - Ninja, which became Sega Ninja/The Ninja in the English version.
The game is set during Japan's Edo era, in about the year 1630, in a province called Ohkami in the western region, where the power has been seized by an evil tyrant named Gyokuro. The goal is to end his oppressive rule and restore peace.
It is typical of a run and gun game, such as Commando and Ikari Warriors, where the player has to shoot enemies and defeat a boss. Enemies include samurai, ninja and dogs. The player's normal weapons are an unlimited supply of throwing knives, but power-ups to throwing stars are available; in addition, the player can also turn invisible for a short period of time. While most of the stages are vertically scrolling, a few of the levels add some variety - including a level where the player must scale a wall.
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