Star Ninja by Bounding Box games LLC is now available in the Marketplace. Star Ninja is an indie title for Windows Phone and is a physics-based game where you (the ninja) must knock down pirates which are placed strategically on each level with your throwing stars. The throwing stars will ricochet off the objects and walls and its your objective to aim them in the right direction. Here’s the marketplace description:
Star Ninja is a physics based ricochet genre game where you bounce throwing stars around a level to knock out the all the Pirates in order to proceed to the next level. Well presented family friendly fun with 50 levels of cute animations, ragdoll physics and talking pirates.
There are four game modes: Focus, Frenzy, Campaign and Speed Run. Focus mode has a limited number of stars to throw per level with a time based bonus at the end for finishing quickly. Frenzy mode has unlimited stars to throw, but a limited amount of time to use them. Score in Frenzy mode is based on how much time it takes to clear the level. Campaign and Speed Run modes are essentially long-form versions of Focus and Frenzy, except you play from levels 1 to 50 and the score is cumulative over all the levels. Progress is saved so you can continue the series at any time.
I’ve had only a short amount of time with the game, so a full review will be coming later this week, but from what I’ve seen so far, it’s definitely worth a look, especially with the free trial option. You can get the full game with 50 levels for $1.29 in the Marketplace by searching for “Ninja Star” in the Zune PC software or on your Windows Phone.