Ninja Commando
Ninja Commando
Arcade flyer
Developer(s)SNK, Alpha Denshi
Publisher(s)SNK, Alpha Denshi, D4 Enterprise (Wii Virtual Console)
Release dateArcade
JP May 26, 1992
NA May 29, 1992
Neo Geo
JP May 29, 1992
US May 29, 1992
Neo Geo CD
JP October 31, 1994
US October 31, 1994
Wii Virtual Console
JP June 24, 2008
UK July 10, 2008
US July 14, 2008
PlayStation 2
JP December 18, 2008
PlayStation Network
JP March 18, 2015
PlayStation 4
NA February 24, 2017
EU March 1, 2017
GenreShoot 'em up
Game modesUp to 2 players
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, PlayStation 4

Ninja Commando (ニンジャコマンドー) is a top down, vertically scrolling shoot 'em up by Alpha Denshi for SNK's Neo Geo system. Released in May 1992 in cartridge format, and 1994 on the Neo Geo CD format, Ninja Commando is famed for its unintentionally funny English translation.


"Spider", the game's main antagonist, schemes to get his hands on a time machine. With it, he intends to re-shape the past and create an apocalyptic future. Three ninja from around the world,with the help from Doctor Brown join forces to stop him.


In the game, you can choose to play as one of three Ninja characters, Joe, Ryu and Rayar (the female Ninja of the group), all with differing abilities. Each character also has fighting game style input commands that unleash special moves, for instance performing down, down forward, forward and the A button makes Joe perform his "Tornado Attack".

This game has also been re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console in North America on July 14, 2008 and is included in the compilation ADK Soul.



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