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''Mystic Warriors: Wrath of the Ninjas'' is a side-scrolling ActionGame by {{Konami}} released exclusively for the arcades in 1993. It's a SpiritualSuccessor to ''SunsetRiders'', except with [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas for added awesomeness]].

In a futuristic {{Dystopia}}, an evil corporation by the name of Skull Enterprises has taken over Japan and is about to TakeOverTheWorld. All that stands between them are a Five-Ninja Team who are targeted by Skull forces: Spyros, an American Ninja; kabuki warrior Keima; Kojiro, a Samurai; street smart African American Buddhist monk Brad; and Yuri, a kunochi[[note]]female ninja[[/note]]. However, the game can only support up to four players. This is because one of your allies is captured at the beginning of the game and most of it is spent rescuing your ally from certain death.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: The big guy from the WolfpackBoss in stage 7 is very agile.
* ActionGirl: Yuri, if she's not the DamselInDistress.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Some of the bosses are defeated this way.
* AlmostDeadGuy: The 4th stage boss.
-->Player: ''"Where is our friend?"''
-->Boss: ''"(EvilLaugh) Poor guy...your comrade...is now... *Dies*"''
* BadassInDistress: Whichever ninja gets captured. If it's a four player game, it's whoever is unlucky enough to not get picked. Otherwise, it's randomly chosen.
* BaldOfEvil: The first boss and the train pilot of stage 6, as well as the final boss before boarding his mecha suit.
* BarefistedMonk: Brad.
* BigNo: The boss of Stage 7 bellows one once he gets [[DisneyVillainDeath knocked off the plane]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Skull is destroyed, but your ally sacrificed his/her life to help you. The remaining ninjas stand and mourn their now dead friend, and leave.]]
* BlackBestFriend: Brad.
* BladeOnAStick: Yuri and the second mid-boss of the last stage uses a naginata.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: The intro during attract mode.
* BlowYouAway: Keima surrounds himself in a wind barrier for picking up a blue orb.
* BoundandGagged: The captured Ninja is when he/she is taken to an helicopter at the beginning of the game.
* CallingYourAttacks: Whenever you pick up a yellow orb, your character does this. For instance:
-->Spyros: ''"Ninpou Jigoku Okugi!"''
* TheCameo: A drive-in theater in the first level is playing part of the intro to ''SunsetRiders'' on the big screen with Steve shooting an enemy. Not surprising as they're made by the same team.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer:
** Spyros - Blue
** Keima - White
** Kojiro - Yellow
** Brad - Black
** Yuri - Pink
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Made more blatant in later levels where the ninjas replace skull soliders.
* CoolShades: Brad.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: The Skull Tank in level 5 and Skull Train in level 6.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The final boss is the leader of Skull Enterprises.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to SunsetRiders, which had some comical moments.
* DistressedDude: Any playable character, if the captured Ninja is not Yuri.
* DamselinDistress: Yuri, if taken as the captive at the beginning of the game.
* DualWielding: Kojiro uses twin swords.
* ExecutiveSuiteFight: Subverted. You find the last boss inside his office struggling to call for backup. Cornered, he gets in a MiniMecha and it becomes a RooftopConfrontation instead.
* {{Expy}}: The Stage 1 boss is a futuristic incarnation of Paco Loco of ''Sunset Riders'' while the final boss resembles a smaller version of Big Fuzz (aka Robo-Corpse, the Stage 3 boss from ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} III'').
* EyepatchOfPower: The Skull Train conductor.
* FiveManBand: What little characterization the ninjas get places them into one.
** TheLeader: [[WhiteMaleLead Spyros]]
** TheLancer: Keima, whose fighting style is the most unique of the team and is the person the second cursor automatically falls on.
** TheBigGuy: Kojiro, a burly samurai.
** TheSmartGuy: Brad, who is described as a street smart munk.
** TheChick: Yuri, the only girl.
* FlashOfPain: Like most other Konami games, bosses and mini-bosses flash white when hit and turn red when near death. Also, there are mooks and destructible objects with multiple hit points, which will also flash red when near death. This is a [[BossGame "seizure boss game"]], in which it could be dangerous to play if you're epileptic.
* FlunkyBoss: Stages 3 and 5.
* GatlingGood: Some of the enemies use them against you.
* GratuitousJapanese: Everything's usually spoken in English. But during the [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]], the captured ninja will say "Sayonara!"
* GogglesDoNothing: The first three bosses just seem to wear them because they look cool.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Your character killing the 8th boss.
* HighAltitudeBattle: Stage 7 has you jumping from plane to plane while trying to board the enemy airship.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Two thirds of the way into the game, your captured ally you saved in the previous level sacrifices his/her life to save you from a trap by the sixth stage boss.]]
* {{Highly Visible Ninja}}s
* HyperactiveMetabolism: The pickups restore a block of health, save for the Sukiyaki which fully heals you.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: The 8th boss[[note]]also TheDragon of this game as well as controlling the Skull Tank in stage 5[[/note]] who kidnapped your ally asks whoever did the most damage to him to finish him off.
-->Boss: ''"I'm a good loser. Please finish it for me!"''
* LifeMeter: The default setting being three hits.[[note]]It can be maxed out to four in the machine settings, but if it's set to one, you'll become a OneHitPointWonder.[[/note]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Skull Tank and the final boss.
* McNinja: Spyros and Brad.
* MegaCorp: Skull Enterprises, about as evil as they come in this genre.
* MiniMecha: The final boss faces you in one.
* {{Mooks}}: The Skull soldiers. Later throughout the game, the Skull ninjas come into play.
* MinecartMadness: Stage 6.
* NaginatasAreFeminine: Yuri's main weapon.
* NintendoHard: What did you expect from the creators of Contra?
* PlayingWithFire: In case Yuri picks up a blue orb, she will be surrounded in a ball of fire... as a shield!
** [[{{Pyromaniac}} The first boss has a flamethrower]].
** Some of the skull ninjas shoot [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]].
** The fifth boss has a [[KillItWithFire flame turret]].
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Similar to ''Sunset Riders'', bosses start with one of these.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The first sub boss of Stage 9 attacks you with a giant windmill shuriken.
* PrehensileHair: Keima attacks with his hair as his melee attack.
* RecycledInSpace: ''SunsetRiders'' with ninjas.
* RiseToTheChallenge: Most of Stage 9. The first half combines this with ElevatorActionSequence and OutrunTheFireball.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Your main quest is to rescue your buddy from the evil Skull Enterprises by killing every damned Skull soldier and ninja in your way. [[spoiler:But when your buddy sacrifices his/her life to save you at the end of Stage 6, the rest of the game becomes a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, as you set out to make Skull ''pay'']].
* RocketPunch: Used in the first phase of the final boss, except it tries to grab you.
* SayMyName: Your characters will spend their time A LOT to say the name of the kidnapped ally.
* SequentialBoss: The last boss has three phases.
* ShockAndAwe: The fourth boss attacks with electricity.
** Spyros, Kojiro, and Brad had electric-themed round barriers upon picking up the blue orb.
* ShowsDamage: Some bosses fit this, usually overlapping with their seizure times at critical health.
* SlipknotPonytail: Yuri.
* SpreadShot: Spyros, Keima, and Kojiro have this in their second power level. Brad has one in his third. Only Yuri doesn't have one.
** FlechetteStorm: Alongside spread shots, getting a power level that comes with rapid-fire[[note]]All characters have these at maximum power, although Brad and Yuri get those in their second level.[[/note]] also helps.
* StormingTheCastle: Levels 8 and 9.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Yuri's the only playable female character.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Yuri, given that the lower half of her outfit is basically either ModestyShorts, a one-piece thong or a bikini bottom.
* SunglassesAtNight: Brad and the final boss when not in his MiniMecha.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Stage 3, especially during the boss battle.
* ThisIsADrill: Stage 3's submarine boss has this as an attack if you keep climbing the walls.
* TotallyRadical: The exchange between the second boss:
-->'''Boss:''' "My Rocket is the best!"
-->'''Hero:''' "NOT!"
* UnderTheSea: Half of Stage 3 is in a flooded cave. The boss is even fought underwater.
* VocalDissonance: TheDragon of the Skull forces frequently switches between a deep voice and a higher pitched voice.
* WarmUpBoss: The first one's only attack is a flamethrower, and it's really easy to dodge. The second boss is even easier, just jump over the spiked balls he drops.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The one in stage 3. It drops tons of bombs and frequently has enemies swimming in firing harpoons. Can also be ThatOneBoss.
* WolfpackBoss: Stage 7 has you facing three bosses. You face the two smaller ones in a DualBoss style before facing the third one, though. However, he can still be hit at anytime, but he'll stay out of the way until the other two are gone.
* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Keima.

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