Once you're done admiring the charming and colorful artwork that encompasses the Ninjatown box, you'll soon realize there's a deep, addictive and challenging game for your DS inside. Ninjatown takes the fast-thinking, reactionary gameplay of tower defense and combines it with simple real-time strategy elements, creating one of the more compelling and unique games in recent memory. The game is suitable for quick sessions on the go, as most of the 35 single player maps take 5-20 minutes to complete. You don't need to love the eccentric story to enjoy Ninjatown, but the cute and clever writing along with the humorous cut-scenes will force a smile on your face. The in-game graphics could have used a boost, but overall, the first game gets it right. Hopefully, this won't be the last Shawnimals game we see.

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