Earlier this month we reviewed Yose Widjaja's rather unique iPhone game Space Ninja [App Store].

Space Ninja is set up like a traditional vertical shooter in which you control the flight of a spaceship. Instead of shooting the enemies, however, the objective is to dodge enemy fire by-the-skin-of-your-teeth and make it to the end of each level. There are 40 progressively difficult levels and 5 challenge levels.  The accelerometer-controlled game features an unlimited “bullet time” (slow motion) mode where by simply tapping down and holding your finger to the screen, the action slows down and the view slowly zooms in so you can perform more exact movements.

Those who've spent any real time with Space Ninja know that the game is quite a challenge.  And so we were rather impressed to see the video posted by forum member 'spmwinkel' showing evidence of his completion of all 40 levels without using powerups.  His completion of the final level can be seen in the video below.

Strong work, spmwinkel.

  • NotYou

    I'm impressed. I'm stuck on level three...

  • NotYou

    I'm impressed. I'm stuck on level three...

  • tadad1

    A GOD amongst Space Ninjas, we are not worthy Sensei spmwinkel.

  • tadad1

    A GOD amongst Space Ninjas, we are not worthy Sensei spmwinkel.

  • Redstar

    Is he playing with a plug in controller in the vid?
    I never saw him touch the device after he started the game

  • Redstar

    Is he playing with a plug in controller in the vid?
    I never saw him touch the device after he started the game

  • Carlos-Sz

    Amazing indeed! Congratulations spmwinkel!

  • Carlos-Sz

    Amazing indeed! Congratulations spmwinkel!

  • Rocketman919

    OHH, when i first read the post i thought he did it without slow-mo and thought he was god, but now after re reading it i saw that it was only without powerups. Doesnt seem that hard.

  • Rocketman919

    OHH, when i first read the post i thought he did it without slow-mo and thought he was god, but now after re reading it i saw that it was only without powerups. Doesnt seem that hard.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    @Redstar:
    This game has a replay function.

    I'm very impressed. Congratiulations!!!
    And cool, that TA is posting this as a main article! :)
    Makes TA more feel like a big family. I like that.

    I have to commit, after several hundred tries of level 15
    I deleted the game because the frustration was too high,
    I simply couldn't get passed these many purple cannons!

    But it is a unique and very polished little game everyone
    should try!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    @Redstar:
    This game has a replay function.

    I'm very impressed. Congratiulations!!!
    And cool, that TA is posting this as a main article! :)
    Makes TA more feel like a big family. I like that.

    I have to commit, after several hundred tries of level 15
    I deleted the game because the frustration was too high,
    I simply couldn't get passed these many purple cannons!

    But it is a unique and very polished little game everyone
    should try!

  • http://spmwinkel.wordpress.com spmwinkel

    Thanks guys for the comments!
    It really is possible, I never started to use the power ups, so I never missed them. And, while of course I do have serious ninja skills, part of it is simply commitment. ;-) (some levels took 150-200 tries and then still I got lucky)

  • http://spmwinkel.wordpress.com spmwinkel

    Thanks guys for the comments!
    It really is possible, I never started to use the power ups, so I never missed them. And, while of course I do have serious ninja skills, part of it is simply commitment. ;-) (some levels took 150-200 tries and then still I got lucky)

  • Kamazar

    spmwinkel officially has no life. because of some non-optional social convention, I have to say congratulations, so, congratulations. ARGH! HOW?! HOW'd YOU dO IT?!

  • Kamazar

    spmwinkel officially has no life. because of some non-optional social convention, I have to say congratulations, so, congratulations. ARGH! HOW?! HOW'd YOU dO IT?!