Video Game: Charlie Ninja

Charlie Ninja is a rather obscure arcade game made in 1994 by Mitchell, a company behind other obscure gems such as Cannon Dancer (Also known as Osman in the West). You control a pair of ninjas hunting down a slew of strange, unrelated villians for monetary rewards.

It plays like a fairly average Platform Game, crossed with a Fighting Game: our heroes are able to perform a variety of special moves with specific button and joystick movement combinations. It also has a very peculiar art style, which looks like a homage/parody of American comic book and cartoon characters, complete with Written Sound Effects, many years before Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt made this style cool and fashionable.

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