What happens when you combine The Legend of Zelda and Naruto? You get Shounen Kininden Tsumuji, a Japanese adventure game released in February 25, 2010 that follows a boy named Tsumuji, who along with his younger brother, go on an adventure to save their beloved mother as well the rest of their friends who were turned to stone by Dark Ninjas. Their journey will not only save their home, but their entire land as well.
A One-Shot manga based on the game before it was released can be read here. it has a much more serious tone than the game itself.
This game provides examples of the following:
- Attack Animal: Nearly every boss in the game rides an animal during a boss fight.
- Book Ends: During the beginning of the game, Peach is seen with a yellow butterfly, and during the ending the same yellow butterfly lands on the Tanuki statue in front of Tsumuji's house and flies away before the game ends.
- Collapsing Lair: The Demon castle destroys itself once Fubuki and The Demon King are defeated.
- Cue the Sun: The sun rises after the Demon Castle is destroyed.
- Demonic Possession: it turns out the Big Bad used Demon ghosts to control the Dark ninjas.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Tsumuji tries to help Hayate, but he doesn't take it too well.
- Elemental Powers: Hayate is able to use fire blasts and use a rock shield.
- Evil All Along: Fubuki who was manipulating others to achieve his goals.
- Evil Tower of Ominousness: The Shadow Tower that connects to the Demon Castle.
- Exact Eavesdropping: One of the gameplay functions is listening to conversations.
- Flash Step: One of Tsumuji's special abilities is that he can flash step three times.
- Forced Transformation: Tsumuji's younger brother Chijimi gets turned into a bee.
- Fuuma Shuriken: Tsumuji's main weapon, also known as Wind Demon.
- Good Morning, Crono: The game starts with Tsumuji's mother waking him up.
- I Fell for Hours: One of the scenes in the game have Tsumuji trying ways to stop falling before getting bored.
- Leitmotif: Peach's song which she usually sings is used in the file selection and the ending.
- Mood Whiplash: The manga started with humor before turning into drama.
- Morph Weapon: Tsumuji's Shuriken weapon can transform into different weapons after gaining powerstones.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Tsumuji allows the Big Bad to enter the demon castle by rising the tower that leads to it.
- Padded Sumo Gameplay: One of the game's sidequests is fighting 50 sumo wrestlers.
- Portal Network: Tsumuji can travel to stone pillars using a magical instrument.
- Protective Charm: A Magatama Tsumuji is given protects him from being turned to stone.
- Put Down Your Gun and Step Away: Tsumuji is forced to drop his shuriken in order to save Peach, but then gets knocked out.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Big Bad started with blue eyes, until he show his true self is when they turn red.
- Tanuki: A wooden statue of a Tanuki is in front of Tsumuji's house.
- The Ruins I Caused: Tsumuji and his friends watch as the Demon Castle falls to the ground.
- Villain Opening Scene: The game starts with the Big Bad finding a stone that grants him evil demonic powers.