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Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack

February 11, 2010

this is a new addtion to the ninja warz mini games. In this game you attempt to defend yourself from a hostile blimp FPS style, armed with nothing more then your trusty sword.

So, the scoring in this game is pretty harsh compared to the other mini games. Just like the turtle and hospital suppy game, if you want to get a maxium grade then you have to avoid damage completely. Every time you are hit your grade will decrease by one. However, like the blimp invasion and fire games you are also graded on accuracy. So hacking madly away at the screen will not help you either.

Place your curser here

at the start and then click. Then while holding the button down, slide the mouse so that it is ontop of the projectile and then release the button.

you will perform a nice long devistating slash at the object. At this point you will want to click underneath the blimp and then go again. I find that if you start your click roughly underneath the blimp you can reach the projectile in time. Just be careful, sometimes it will throw things at the edges of the screen, these still need to be “deflected” to get a perfect score since they will still hit you otherwise. The key to winning this one is to click early well before the next target shows up. That way you can immediately mouse over and release. Trying to click after the target is in the air will often result in you missing the target. so click early, the game doesn’t count it as an attack until you release so doing this will not count against you and it makes the game much much easier.

done correctly and you should get a screen like this.


Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack
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Ninja Warz – Belt Levels

January 12, 2010

As per request I’ve put together the following table. I’ve tried recording how much Health and strength increases at each level, but there were some oddities in the data which I’ve been unable to explain. But aside from the wierd glitch now and then you seem to gain an amount of Strength that is roughly equal to how much karma you spend at each level and an amount of health equal to how much health you got last level + how much karma you spent at this level.

So for example, at level it takes 2 karma to go from level 8 to level 9 and you gain +2 strength and +13 Health. then it takes 2 karam to go from level 9 to level 10 so you gain +2 strength and +15 health. Unfortunately, while this is the approximate rate that your stats increase the exact increase varies depending on what your intial stats were. so, instead of gaining 3 strenght you might only get 2 at a level and then then following level get 4, so it averages out to 3 at each of those levels. Because of this I have left out these numbers from the following table.

Level Belt Color Karma to Train Karma Refund Total Karma Spent
1 White 1 0 0
2 White 1 1 1
3 White 1 2 2
4 White 1 3 3
5 White 1 4 4
6 Yellow 2 4 5
7 Yellow 2 6 7
8 Yellow 2 8 9
9 Yellow 2 9 11
10 Yellow 2 11 13
11 Orange 3 12 15
12 Orange 3 15 18
13 Orange 3 17 21
14 Orange 3 20 24
15 Orange 3 22 27
16 Green 4 24 30
17 Green 4 28 34
18 Green 4 31 38
19 Green 4 34 42
20 Green 4 37 46
21 Blue 5 40 50
22 Blue 5 44 55
23 Blue 5 48 60
24 Blue 5 52 65
25 Blue 5 56 70
26 Brown 6 60 75
27 Brown 6 65 81
28 Brown 6 70 87
29 Brown 6 75 93
30 Brown 6 80 99
31 Black 7 84 105
32 Black 7 90 112
33 Black 7 96 119
34 Black 7 101 126
35 Black N/A 107 133

Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack
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Ninja Warz – Gift Items

December 1, 2009

As with many other games you are able to send gifts. Unfortunately, you can’t really tell what’s good. You can assume that the items you unlock as you level are better then what you could send before, but just how much better are they?

Below I’ve compiled a list of the gifts and what they do. Hopefully people will stop sending iron spears when they could send fried shrimp instead. Note that the higher the speed value the faster the weapon.

Gift Name Sell Value Dps Spd Ability
Negi 800 4 6.1 this is used for an achievement
Fried Shrimp 6400 8.24 3.5 this is used for an achievement
Spiked Club 8000 6.68 3
Learning Rope 800* +1 Karma per day
Sensing Star 800* +3% health, +2% spd, +3 pwr per ninja
Iron Spear 8000 6.81 3.8
Ring of Strength 8000* +10% pwr
Twinblade 8800 8.67 6
Polished Shell 8000* +10 health per ninja
Blood Sword 8800 8.83 4
Totem of Wealth 9600* +700 gold per hr, +5% gold won
Razor Edge 9600 11.12 3.2
Fury Plate 9600* +10% Pwr, +4% spd
Dark Whip 9600 11.4 5.2
Lotus of Life 12000* +25 health per ninja, +8% spd
Sapphire Blade 12000 14.58 4
Vital Cog 12000* +11% crit
Grand Hammer 12000 14.81 3
Halves of Life 16000* +80 health per ninja
Tamazai 16000 19.25 6
Golden Phoenix 16000* +17% crit
Glow Whip 16000 19.7 5.1

* It should be noted that these items sell for more depending on how many you have. The price listed is how much you can sell one for when you only have 1.

Limited Edition Gifts

Gift Name Sell Value Dps Spd Ability
Wrath Wreath 8000 8 3.9
Festive Blood Bulb 12000 14.86 3.9
Christmas Whip 16000 18 5

Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack
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Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness

November 29, 2009

In this game, as with other social network games, you have the option of helping out your friends. Friends you can help appear across the bottom with their names highlighted. Assisting one of your friends launches you into one of four mini-games. Depending on how good you are these can take between 25 to 35 seconds to play. I find that it makes for a good time killer when you’re waiting for your health to heal back to full.

The mini-games are as follows

Rescue Ninja from Genbul

Now, as you can see the object is to run away from this big turtle….. well ok actually what you’re trying to do is not get hit by the shuriken being thrown at you… er I mean the turtle from the “friendly” blimp in front of you.

The trick to doing this mission is to watch the horizon line. Any sherkin that do not touch blue sky will hit you. This is far easier then trying to judge based on your character.

As you can see when you jump your character just barely clears the horizon, so even though some of the skuriken will look “too high” to jump over, you’ll make the jump so long as they fall below the horizon. The other thing to keep in mind when you’re jumping is that you can have up to 3 shuriken thrown at you consequtively. So always be ready to immedatley jump again as soon as you land. This also means you can’t delay your jump too much or else you’ll take one to the head when you land.

Stop Blimp Invasion

This is basically a shooting gallery. To achieve a high score here you will need perfect accuracy, additionally you will need to take out blimps quickly. So, if you’re not doing well at this one, first work on your aim. Your aim point should be in front of the blimp and level with the brown section at the bottom. Your shuriken will tend to drift up which is why you need to aim slightly low. Don’t worry about aiming too low though because striking the brown area counts as a hit.

As you can see the father out the blimp is the farther out in front of the blimp you’ll need to aim. Just keep in mind that for the blimps that are at extreme close range throwing in front will result in a miss. If that didn’t make things difficult enough they also travel at different speeds. So, the faster it’s moving the farther in front of the blimp you’ll need to throw.  With some practice though you should be able to get a general sense of  how to adjust for speed.  Also, I find it helps to not wait for it to hit before throwing the next one. It’s either going to hit or miss and watching it isn’t going to change anything. Remember you are timed on this one. But also  keep in mind is that you only need to shoot down 20, not every single one you see. This means that you are better off always taking the easy shots. If you’re not confidant you can hit a blimp don’t throw at it. If you wait a second or two an easier target will likely present it’s self. I’ve managed to get a perfect score on this one without having to take out any of the blimps at the extreme range

Deliver Medical Supplies

This mini-game is an obnoxious sidescroller. The object of course is to make it though without hitting any of the floating islands. There are a couple things to keep in mind with this game. To start with  you want to always keep your blimp level. It takes extra time to steer when the blimp must rotate out of either of these positions.

So, you’re best off keeping it flat. It’s kind of annoying when you’re at the very top or very bottom of the screen but eventually you’re going to have to dodge and if your blimp is level it’s more agile and able to do so. Of course as it is, you want to keep your blimp as close to the middle of the screen as possible rather then the top or bottom. There is always a path through and if you’re at the top of the screen and the path is at the bottom you’re screwed. However, if you’re in the middle you have a reasonable chance of making it. Often you’ll encounter a set of islands that look like you can fly though. If you’re not sure if there’s enough space between them, look at how big of a space is above and below the pair. If  a space outside the pair is large enough for you to fit though, there’s probably not enough space between them so you’ll need to go around.

Put out the fire

This is probably the hardest of all of the mini-games to get a perfect score on. The main thing you want to watch is this flag here

The flag always points in the direction the wind is blowing. Also, how far it is unfurled lets you know how strongly the wind is blowing in that direction. It’s also helpful in that the flag always moves a split second before the wind changes. So the best thing you can do is to immedately stop squirting water when  you see the flag start to move. Then once you see how the wind has changed you can resume putting out fires. It’s worth noting that the smoke coming off of the fires also changes with the wind, but unlike the flag it doesn’t change in advance of the wind at all, making it less ideal.

The Golden Cloud

I’ll admit this is more of an easier egg then a mini-game. But if you don’t have any friends left to help and you’re just sitting on this screen waiting it’s worth watching for. It turns out that the clouds and birds on this screen are click-able objects. The clouds blow away and the birds poop. Every once in awhile after doing this a golden cloud will show up like the one you see above. Clicking on this golden cloud will award you with an amount of gold that is on par with any of the mini-games above. Oh yeah, if you think my blimp looks odd. Its what you get for beating the turtle boss that shows up when you hit level 15.


Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack
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Ninja Warz – Achievements

November 24, 2009

Ok, now as I’ve talked about, there are Achievements in the game that can be had. These are important to obtain because each time you get one of these achievements you get free karma.

The Achievements can be broken down into 6 categories. Those are as follows

Money Achievements
A Penny Saved
No Longer Considered Poor
Eligible for High Yield Savings
A Mili
We’ve Made Billions
Swimming in Golds
We Been Had Golds

How to Get: These achievements are fairly straight forward. Have on hand a specific amount of money and you get the award.

Recruitment Achievements
Quantity
First Friend
Not Even Enough To Play Volleyball
Clan Half Full
Full Force
Gender
That’s what She Said
Bros Before…
Stats
Power Hungry
We Eat Our Wheaties
Well Balanced
Blood Type
Blood Brothers
Plan For the Worst
Might as well Be Useful
Bloody Brilliant!
Age
We’re Old
BFFs
Name
All In The Family
Sibling Rivalry
Facebook Friends
People Know Me
An Army of Some
An Army of Some More

How to Get: These are all gotten by recruiting ninjas based on a certain trait. As you can see everything is important, from how many, to how old, even blood type and name. The nice thing about these is that you don’t actually have to keep these ninja. If you like you can recruit them, get the reward and then immediately boot them again. While this may be a costly method it is by far the easiest

  • Quantity: Pretty straight forward, recruit, 1,5,10 and 20 respectively to get these awards.
  • Gender: Again very straight forward, have 5 ninja that are all the same gender
  • Stats: What you’re looking for here are ninja who lie at the extreme ends or the dead center of the stat ranges. this means looking for ninjas with either a 50/40 split or a 45/45 split. Something that is not any of these combos will not count toward any of the achievements
  • Blood Type: For those who don’t remember their Biology, the blood types are as follows, A+,A-, B+,B-, AB+,AB-,O+, and O-. Additionally, AB+ are also referred to as Universal Recipients because they can accept any blood type. Where as O- is referred to as universal donors because anyone can receive O- blood. So, you’ll need 1 of each type, as well as 5 O- and 5 AB+ to receive all of the achievements.
  • Age: This one is straightforward, just get 5 ninjas who meet the specified age requirements. Basically you’re looking for ninjas with dates more recent then 1391 or longer ago then 1374.
  • Name: For these you’re interested in family names. Now, in Asian countries it is traditional for the family name to be listed before your other names. This game lists names the same way. So, basically you’re trying to match the names that appear first. Of all of these achievement types this one is probably the hardest because most of the time none of the ninja you can recruit have names that match any of your existing ninja. So, I’ve found it works best to search for this criteria first when recruiting a ninja. Then if none of the names match, recruit based on some other achievement you’re trying to get.
  • Facebook Friends: Basically all you need to do to get these is to get a bunch of your friends to join the game or you need to make friends with people who are already playing the game. If you want advice on how to get friends check out my article on the topic.
Victory
Ironman
Born Winner
Undefeated
Unbreakable
Immortal
Streaks
Hard to Kill
Quite Hard to Kill
Insanely Hard to Kill
Impossible to Kill
In Need of a Beating
Not Very Good at the Game
Terrible at the Game
Breaking Streaks
Combo Breaker
C-c-c-combo Breaker
Wins
Baby’s First Steps
Seasoned Fighter
We Did Two Tours Over There
Blood on Our Hands
We’re Kind of a Big Deal
Level Difference
Higher Up Beat Down
Topple Goliath
Invincible Underdog
Specific Enemies
Tortoise Slayer
Weather the Storm of Swords
Biting the Hand that Feeds
Upset

How to Get: For these achievements you have to win/lose fights. Who you fight and what you use doesn’t matter only if you eventually won or lost. So for these it’s best to attack enemies that will assure you the result you’re after (IOW extremely weak or extremely tough)

  • Ironman: These you only get one shot at and once you lose a fight you can no longer get them basically these are achievements you get for having a winning streak at the very beginning of the game.
  • Streaks: You get these achievements by having long winning/losing streaks.
  • Breaking Streaks: These take some investigation. If you look at a player’s profile you can see what they’re current winning streak is. It is displayed in brackets next to their wins. So, you just have to beat someone who’s streak exceeds the required amount.
  • Wins: These achievements are awarded for total number of victories you have.
  • Level Difference: Clearly these are tricky but they are possible to do. Essentially you just need to find someone that is higher level then you that you completely outgear/out level (in terms of your ninjas) and then beat them. Obviously this is easier to do the more friends you have. Also, you can gain an advantage by building up your karma (via items) without leveling for a couple days or more and then going after someone. In this way your relative power will be greater then it should be for your level. Also, fully outfitting your ninjas with gifted weapons can help immensely as they will typically be better then anything you can purchase.  Just look for someone who doesn’t have many friends as they are less likely to have good gear or much cash.
  • Specific Enemies: These are gained by winning against specific enemies in the game. The first two are bosses that are sought out separately from normal players. For the the third one, you will need to defeat one of the following players, keep in mind they may be hard for you to kill since they’ve been playing for awhile.
Amanda Beyer
http://apps.facebook.com/ninja-warz/p/3142
Rob Roberton
http://apps.facebook.com/ninja-warz/p/3140
Paul Buonopane
http://apps.facebook.com/ninja-warz/p/85923
Cuong Truong
http://apps.facebook.com/ninja-warz/p/17113
Robert Nelson
http://apps.facebook.com/ninja-warz/p/3136
  • For the final one, it helps to attack someone with only a few black belts, with a brown belt or two of your own and a whole bunch of white belts. The idea being that the brown belts will weaken the black belt enough to allow a white belt to get the killing blow.
Combat Conditions
End Health
Executioner
By the Skin of Your Teeth
Whew!
Flawless Victory
Enemy/Ally Ratios
Bully
Uber-Bully
Two For One
Three For One
Gear
Way of the Empty Hand
A Band of Naked Ninjas
No Performance Enhancing Stones
Leekspun
Fried Shrimp
Don’t Shoot Lasers With your Mouth Full
One More Sword in an Inconvenient Place
Feed the Poor

How to Get: These achievements are more specific then the above victory achievements. The difference is that not only do you have to win, but you have to win under certain conditions. This means that most of the fights are going to be contrived with the aim of getting a specific achievement.

  • End Health: Probably the least contrived of all of these, basically depending on how easy or close the fight was you can win these achievements.
  • Enemy/Ally Ratios: These are all won by winning a fight where the numbers are incredibly unbalanced in favor of one player or another.
  • Gear: These achievements are all gotten by winning fights while having specific weapons equipped. Though some of the harder ones in this category have even more requirements beyond simply having the right weapon and winning.
Belt Color
Black is Beautiful
All the Colors of the Rainbow
Dark Army
What Can Brown Do For You?
Oompa Loompa Doompadee Doo
Why So Blue?
Going Green
Elevated Levels of Unconjugated Bilirubin
Quantity over Quality

How to Get: These are pretty self explanatory, have the specified number of ninja who you have trained to a certain belt level.

Gear Collections
Onion Collector
Advanced Onion Collector
Shrimp Collector
Advanced Shrimp Collector

How to Get: These are self explanatory,  acquire the specified number of the item in question. The easiest way is to simply send all of your friends the item you want and request that they send it back to you. Given enough time and enough friends it shouldn’t take you too long to get what you’re after.

Missions
There’s a New Ally in Town
Helpy Helperton
Destroyer of Blimps and Fires
A True Ally
A Truer Ally

How to Get: These will simply come with time. Obviously the more friends you have and the more often you play the faster you will achieve them.

Unique
Combat
Don’t Blink
Kneecap!
Surgical Precision
Miserable Old Fool!
Purchased
Philanthropist
Benefactor
Other
Konami Komando

How to Get: These are the achievements that don’t easily fit into the other categories or are so obscure that it’s probably the real reason you’re reading this.

  • Combat: Intuitively I would say that the first one is essentially random chance, and the later three require you to win using a bludgeoning, slashing, and piercing weapons respectively. So, my best advice is to simply make sure you have one of each weapon always equipped in your group. Probably something along the lines of scoring a critical hit with that weapon and having it be the final blow. I’ve already gotten two of the four of these completely randomly, so just keep trying.
  • Purchased: These you get for spending real money to get in game cash.
  • Other: To get this achievement, click on the gold statue on your island. Then while you’re on that screen type in the Konami code directly into your keyboard followed by the enter key. Some keyboards don’t work so you may need to use an on-screen keyboard. You can find directions of how to activate the on-screen keyboard in windows here.

Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack
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Ninja Warz – An Overview

November 23, 2009

Publisher Broken Bulb Productions
Platform Facebook, Twitter
Multi-account Yes
Type Combat Rpg
Initial Review Date 11/23/09
Last Updated 11/23/09
FAQ Official Website
Files/Tools

This game doesn’t neatly fall into any of the traditional gaming categories. Basically you control a ninja village. The object is to train/arm/recruit ninjas and then attack other ninja villages.

Now, when you first start playing you are presented with a choice between 3 different Ninja clans. While each one lists benefits of each. The benefits that are talked about actually come in the form of a starting item. This item is quickly replaced with others so the proposed benefit can be easily ignored. The other effect your choice has though is what your ninjas look like. So basically you should pick based on aesthetics. It’s a shame they don’t show you what the ninjas look like on the selection screen. Below are screen shots of the ninjas. As they advance their belt changes color, starting from white going all the way up to black.

Lotus Clan

Fire Clan


Shadow Clan

Getting Started

Now, once you start playing it will step you though the basics of the game. Once you have completed those I highly recommend taking a look at what medals you can get in the game. To see all the medals in the game go to your profile screen. Your profile can be found by using the tab at the top here

On this screen you can see your general stats. Toward the bottom you can see what achievements you have earned. There is also a button that says See All which will allow you to see what is possible.

Note that there are a series of achievements you can get for having a winning streak in the very beginning. What’s annoying is that if you didn’t realize there was such an achievement you have no reason to be careful who you fight . To fight the weakest opponents, click on the Weaker Clans button. As far as I can tell these are listed from weakest to strongest, so attacking whoever is at the top of this list generally results in a victory. I would suggest only going into combat when you are fully healed. Not waiting can result in a victory but it’s risky since you’re putting yourself at a handicap. Now, each achievement you earn wins you karma. Karma is easily the most important stat in the game because it’s the hardest commodity to acquire. Karma is what you spend to level up your ninja and increase your relic capacity. Both of which have dramatic effects on the game.

The other game item I would like to point out early on are the following Relics.

These need to be unlocked by advancing your level, so they will not be purchasable right away, but I highly recommend getting them as soon as you can. This of course means at the very least purchasing your 2nd relic spot, but since you’ll eventually want all 5 relic spots this is not a bad investment..

Now, I will point out each of these relics cost 10k gold, but are well worth it since they easily pay for themselves. The karma stone I would recommend keeping equipped all the time. While it’s unfortunate that you don’t get any direct combat benefit from having it on, getting 2 free karma every day is quite nice since as I said karma is relatively difficult to obtain in the game otherwise. The treasure relic is basically good to equip before you log off. since even if you play for a couple hours a day you can get 6k gold per day.  This is a pretty nice boost for basically not doing anything at all.

But again, look over the medals and just go for them. They should give you a pretty good direction in trying to decide how many ninja to have and what sort of stats to look for. like blood type, normally you’d figure it was just flavor text, but guess again, there’s several medals you can get based on what blood type your ninjas are. So this becomes something you care about.


Part 1: Ninja Warz – An Overview
Part 2: Ninja Warz – Achievements
Part 3: Ninja Warz – Mini-game Madness
Part 4: Ninja Warz – Gift Items
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Belt Levels
Part 5: Ninja Warz – Shuriken Attack