Video Game: Charlie Ninja

Charlie Ninja is a rather obscure arcade game made in 1994 by Mitchell, of Pang fame. You control a pair of ninjas killing people in totally unrelated scenarios, such as the Wild West, a stadium and a haunted house/laboratory.

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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