Quick Shot Review: Ninjin Clash of Carrots – Nintendo Switch

Developed By: Pocket Trap

Published By: Modus Games

Reviewed By: Tyler Higgs

Welcome to our new review type here on Switch Atlantic! “Quick Shot Reviews” are all about getting a quick run down of a game. Each of these reviews will be of games that the reviewer owns and wants to inform others about. These reviews will be 600 words or less and instead of a score from 1 to 10 they will receive a Recommended or a Not Recommended. I hope you guys enjoy these new reviews. So let’s begin with Ninjin: Clash of Carrots.

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a 2D colorful beat em up combined with hack n slash style gameplay. You play as a ninja rabbit that’s trying to get back the carrots that were stolen by the tyrant Shogun Moe.

To return the carrots to the rabbits you’ll have to adventure across energetic and exciting levels and defeat hordes of enemies. Most levels play out very similar. Each level is divided into sections where hordes of enemies will enter and you will have to defeat them all. This is done by slashing, dashing, and throwing ninja stars. You’re constantly on the move since the levels are side scrolling so you have to make sure you’re paying attention to your enemies. Dodging and then following up with an attack on an open group of enemies is a good way of conducting your duties.

Should you be able to strike multiple enemies in a short amount of time you can build up your combo meter. This combo meter will heal you depending on how high of a combo you racked up. It’s an interesting and useful mechanic that encourages players to be smart and aim for high combos.

After every level you’ll receive a rank based on how you did which provides some replayability since many will be captivated with earning the coveted S rank. Chest can also be found during levels which will open up after a level and show you what new item you received.

There’s a wide variety of enemies to fight, each with their own unique abilities to make them different. The carrots, you collect in each level can be used for two separate purposes. Regular carrots are used to purchase new weapons, ninja stars and upgrades while rainbow carrots are for purchasing cosmetics.

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a great title to play alone, but an even better one with a friend. Whether you prefer to play locally or online the option is there. It’s amazing that Ninjin offers both of these options and I was thrilled by it.

My only problem with Ninjin was the controls can be a bit hard to control. Attacking enemies can be hard, since the level is side scrolling and you’re constantly on the move. it can lead to some frustrating encounters with enemies until you really get the hang of it.

The visual design is very colorful and has a nice cartoon style look to it. Each of the character and enemy designs are well done and the environments look great.

I picked up Ninjin: Clash of Carrots on a sale, but this title is terrific and well worth your money. I would recommend this to pretty much anyone looking for a new fast paced action title to play alone or with a friend. Also, can you go wrong with a game that has ninja rabbits?

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