Green Ninja: Year of the Frog
It's not easy being green. Especially when you've been captured by ninjas craving frog legs. Well this time, they've messed with the wrong amphibian in Nitrome's puzzle game Green Ninja: Year of the Frog, free with ads for iOS and Android. Swipe in the way you want the green ninja to go and you will ninja kick in that direction until you hit a wall, taking down all the evil ninjas in your path, all while croaking your fearsome ninja call. Not all walls are created equal. Your frog will grab on to basic red walls, but golden ones are too slippery. There are one way walls, and green sticky walls. There are also blocks and barrels that will move when you hit them, as well as hazards for you to avoid. It's possible to get stuck, so use the handy reset level button in the corner if that happens. Can you out ninja the ninjas?
The game will often unlock more than one level at a time, so if you get stuck on one, you can go try the other which is nice and helps alleviate the frustration of not being able to progress if you can't pass a level, though you also have the option to watch an ad to skip through a level. The ads in the free version that sometimes appear between levels border on being intrusive, but the game is well worth the $1.99 to be rid of them. After you graduate from dealing with the storm trooper level of ninja (who hires these incompetents anyway?), you start to run into baddies with some tricky moves under their headbands. Some will move every time you do, and others actually have the nerve to shoot at you. The puzzles start easy and ramp up with a nice difficulty curve. The graphics and music are what we've come to expect from Nitrome, which is to say quite nice. Green Ninja: Year of the Frog is a delightful twist on an old genre that will keep you hopping through the levels.
Green Ninja: Year of the Frog (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
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