Surf Ninjas is an action game developed by Creative Edge Software. It was released in 1994. The game is based on a movie of the same
name that was released a year earlier in 1993. Like the movie, the game is based on Martial arts with a few puzzle elements thrown in.
The main protagonist in Surf Ninjas is Johnny McQuinn, who is an amateur martial artist. Johny is also a surfer. His enemy is Colonel
chi who wants to take over the island Johny lives on. Johny needs to defeat the evil Colonel to protect his island.
To win, the player needs to fight the Ninjas that crop up at every corner, using his martial arts techniques. At the same time, he needs
to pick up objects that are placed randomly to solve small puzzles. The player can only hold one object at a time. Apart from regular
martial arts moves live jumping, punching, and ducking, The player can rip out the hearts of his enemies. He is also allowed to stab his
enemies with a knife. The game has three levels. The music and sound effects are optional and can be enabled from the main menu.
However, one can enable either sound effects or music, not both at the same time. The combat time in the game is fairly small, and the
main objective is to gather the pieces of the puzzle. The player can scroll left or right to move. The game provides a side-view of the
protagonist at all times. During the game, the player has the option to transform into a ninja himself, which gives him access to some
additional ninja weapons that help him defeat his enemies.
Creative Edge Software
Creative Edge Software, also known as Edgies, is a game development studio based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was set up in 1989 and one of the co-founders was Dave Wightman. The company initially developed games for the home market in Europe, laying the foundations for worldwide coverage. Edgies expanded into Japan and North America, where a string of titles were released. They have produced games on every major platform of that time, from the Sinclair Spectrum and PC to the next generation consoles.
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