Ninjin: Clash of Carrots from Pocket Trap and Modus Games is a colorful game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about this flashy beat ‘em up in our Ninjin: Clash of Carrots review!
Picture this: you are in feudal Japan in a small village, just enjoying your everyday life when, suddenly, Shogun Moe raids the carrots supply! Who can save the people from such a disaster and get the carrots back? This is now the task for Ninjin and Akai, two trained ninjas who will bravely fight hoards of enemies in dozens of environments to bring back the precious carrots! Oh, I forgot to mention: the ninjas happen to be a rabbit and a fox. This only makes the missing carrots an even bigger tragedy!
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is, at its core, a beat ‘em up, but with other elements borrowed from the auto-side scroller genre that really put you into that “gotta be fast” mood when slashing through waves of enemies coming at you from all directions. You can go at them with projectiles and dashes, while always keeping a close eye on your energy and health bars. This game is meant to keep you reeled as you get into the groove of each level, giving you little time to relax before the next batch of enemies is at your toes.
The main focus of the game, as you might have guessed, are the carrots, which are dropped by the enemies you beat and can be used to acquire new weapons and accessories. And boy do they have quite the variety for you to pick from! Any completionists will be glad to have such a list to take on, all while benefiting from your actions.
The sound and music fit for both the genre and style of game, nothing awfully unique but very enjoyable non-the less. But the graphics really take the cake in this game with quite the unique art style and a very peculiar choice for its animation, it ought to stand out and stay with you even after you’ve finished the game. The writing is fun and silly, with lots of humor and puns thrown at you all the time during the story mode.
However, this title suffers from what from somehting that ails many other entries in the genre: repetitiveness. One could argue that such a thing is almost integral to the genre at this point, but it can still get old for some of you after a few hours. This, however, can be countered by spacing out your gaming session, rather than chug it all down in one sitting, even more so when considering the difficulty, which might seem a little too easy for veterans, but this makes it a great game to pick up for those that are just getting into the genre.
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a very enjoyable, simple and fun experience you can take on at any time you want a little rush. With quite a few hours worth of gameplay to dive into, if you are looking for a colorful action beat ’em up with a twist, then Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a solid choice.
This Ninjin: Clash of Carrots review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Modus Games.