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Video Game / Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

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— Opening cutscene (US version)

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja is a side-scrolling arcade Platform Game created by Irem, set in a fantasy version of ancient Japan. The game was originally titled Kaiketsu Yanchamaru in Japan; Data East USA's localization gave it a "rad" 1980s makeover. Ports of the game were released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Apple ][ and Commodore 64.

Several Japan-only sequels were released in the early 1990s: two Numbered Sequels for the Famicom (Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2: Karakuri Land, Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3: Taiketsu! Zouringen) and one for the Game Boy (Ganso!! Yanchamaru).

Tropes contained in Kid Niki: Radical Ninja:

Tropes contained in the sequels:

  • Amusement Park of Doom: Karakuri Land, the setting of Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 and Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 are...ahem, "radically" different in art style to the original game and each other.