Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 3GS
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Pretty much anyone who's seen a ninja throwing star has probably wanted to try and fling one of those stars as hard as they can and stick it into a wall. While Ninja Throw won't have players actually learning how to throw a throwing star, it will give them the satisfaction of sticking that star into a target. Ninja Throw is a puzzle game in which players must help a ninja train in the art of throwing stars precisely into targets.
Ninja Throw is split up into tons of levels in which players must point the ninja in the right direction so that his throwing star will find its way into the target. Using their finger, the player sets the angle at which the ninja will throw the star. Once the angle is set, the player taps on the ninja and he throws the star in a straight line. The throwing star will continue in a straight line following the angle until it either hits an obstacle, the target, or its trajectory is changed by some other element.
There are several different ways in which the trajectory of the throwing star can be changed. There are wind blowing clouds that will send the star off in a new straight line, and little shrines that exert a gravitational pull on the stars and send them in new looping paths. Using these and other variations, players can puzzle out how to get the star to the waiting target.
The gameplay is more procedural than physics based. The star doesn't have any real weight in the world and will travel straight and true unless otherwise effected by some element in the level. While this means that the player wont have to fight against any unpredictable physics, it also means that the levels are all fairly straightforward and only take some trail and error to eventually figure out.
While this game is clever and has some very entertaining elements it is a fairly simple game. Players looking for a simple puzzle game will enjoy it, but they may get through it quickly.