With news a little thin on the ground this week, we thought it’d be a good time to draw your attention to Ninjajar, an accomplished homebrew platformer for the ZX Spectrum from the Mojon Twins.
It’s similar in style to Alex Kidd in Miracle World, which was one of the key early games for Sega’s Master System. Like Alex Kidd, Ninjajar utilises a powerful punch to dispatch enemies and break blocks. However, the game features some unique wrinkles of its own, not least with the inclusion of a greater amount of dialogue and player-activated special blocks. With 273 screens spread across 23 stages and a high level of quality, it’s fair to say that the game would have passed as a commercial release in the Eighties.
Ninjajar is available for free as a .TAP file for use on emulators and is known to work on real hardware, and is available in both English and Spanish. If you’d like to try it out, click here to go to the download page.