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At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||September 9th, 2020|
Your statistics are recorded whenever your ninja dies or you complete a level. Your actual progress is only updated when you complete an episode (five levels).
Your stick-figure character can be blown up, electrocuted, smacked around, and otherwise harmed by the various hazards in a level. Given the minimal style, this is little more than slapstick.
N++ describes itself as a momentum-driven platformer, and that sums everything up very well. It's all about navigating rooms filled with dangerous enemies, obstacles, and gold as quickly and effectively as possible. Even one mistake will prove fatal, so each jump and pivot needs to land perfectly.
You're also on a strict time limit -- spend too long in a level, and you may not have enough time to survive the rest of the episode. Collecting gold grants you points and extends the time limit, but being greedy is a surefire way to lead your stick figure ninja into a deadly trap.
While the basic idea is simple enough, you'll need some serious reflexes and careful planning to conquer the later levels in this game. This puts N++ out of reach for many casual gamers, but if you're up for a challenge, give it a look.
Points of Interest
Alternatively, there's also the option to make your own levels or play levels made by other users.
A slight downside to this is that when you unlock a new cosmetic option, the game automatically switches to it. Some of the palettes that are available are very ugly, and bring to mind the old days of angry fruit salad. Thus, you'll probably be switching back to your favorite palette every so often.
There is also a set of Steam trading cards, if you're interested in those. You'll have far more luck collecting those, to be honest.
Concerns and Issues
There technically is some blood, but this is little more than additional lines added as a special effect. You can disable these extra lines via the option menu if you'd prefer to play without them.
On a side note, skillfully clearing all of the dangers in a room only to screw up and trip a land mine at the last second can be hilarious, even if it wasn't intentional.