[[caption-width-right:350:Pakawa vs. Angus, in the showdown of the bad ethnic stereotypes.]]

''Kasumi Ninja'' is one of the many {{fighting game}}s [[FollowTheLeader that tried to copy]] ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.

Released for the short-lived UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar, and claiming to be the "''Mortal Kombat Killer''", ''Kasumi Ninja'' could not live to those standards. As a matter of fact, it was blasted by critics.

The plot of this game is, in a word, nonexistent. The only information the game gives is that the game takes place on Kasumi Island. In fact, part of the blame for this game's failure lies in the rushed production schedule the developers imposed upon themselves. This need to get the game done as fast as possible led to nigh everything not related to the gameplay or unlocking characters getting excised.

Today, the game is [[MemeticMutation notorious on the Internet]] for one character in particular: Angus, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scotsman]] who shoots fireballs out from under his kilt.

!!''Kasumi Ninja'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: The announcer.
* CaptainErsatz: Notably, the two starting characters are clearly supposed to be Scorpion and Sub-Zero, [[PaletteSwap right down to the color schemes and rivalry.]]
* CaptainEthnic: You thought [[Franchise/MortalKombat Nightwolf]] was stereotypical? Take a look at Pakawa (who even does the "HEYA-HOYA-HEYA-HOYA" dance when he wins and scalps his victims for his fatality.) A few others fall under this, too, like Angus.
* ExcusePlot: There's some semblance of a plot in the attract mode and ending, with a secret island meant to train ninja, dark gods taking over, and a prophecy to help the player find a way to beat the BigBad. Not like anyone's plot actually bothers with this.
* FinishingMove: [[FollowTheLeader One fighting game that tried to cash in on the gore out of many.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: There's not much of an explanation as to where the heck the endboss, a PaletteSwap ninja who appears to be the Akuma to the other two ninjas' Ryu and Ken, came from. [[spoiler:There is even less explanation as to how he transformed into a silly {{Kaiju}} monster]].
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Alaric was probably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaric_I King Alaric I, leader of the Visigoths]].
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Pakawa
* {{Ninja}}: Just like ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', we have a few of these as well with differently colored clothes.