photo25As we work through out backlog of games from the holiday week, one sidescroller has been getting rave reviews in our forums is Chop Chop Ninja by Gamerizon.

Chop Chop Ninja is a sidescrolling platformer/beat 'em up in which you play a ninja. As always, your job is to save the princess! The game features iPhone-specific control system that works quite well. Movement, jumping and attacking are all done by on-screen touches and gestures. No D-Pad to be found, and it works surprisingly well. A Lite version offers you a chance to try it yourself, and this video shows the game in action:

The Lite is quite short and really gives you the tutorial piece, but the remainder of the full game seems to offer a good amount of level and obstacle variety across 10 levels. Combat is pretty basic with repeated attacks, but the game also incorporates platforming skills and obstacles.

Join the discussion thread or try the Lite yourself.

App Store Link: Chop Chop Ninja, $1.99, Chop Chop Ninja Lite, Free

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Thanks for giving some coverage to this excellent game. A few things that should be noted: *The game has great hand-drawn art and production values throughout and runs at a steady 50 fps on a 3Gs (according to the developer). *The ten levels are quite long and have alternate objectives and paths, so that there's plenty of replay value. *Combat may be simple, but there are a number of power-ups and special items to add depth to the overall gameplay, as well as level bosses with surprising abilities. *The story may seem familiar, but the game has a few interesting twists and a nice sense of humor.

    I don't know if CCN is the best platformer on the iPhone, but it's certainly the one I've enjoyed the most.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Thanks for giving some coverage to this excellent game. A few things that should be noted: *The game has great hand-drawn art and production values throughout and runs at a steady 50 fps on a 3Gs (according to the developer). *The ten levels are quite long and have alternate objectives and paths, so that there's plenty of replay value. *Combat may be simple, but there are a number of power-ups and special items to add depth to the overall gameplay, as well as level bosses with surprising abilities. *The story may seem familiar, but the game has a few interesting twists and a nice sense of humor.

    I don't know if CCN is the best platformer on the iPhone, but it's certainly the one I've enjoyed the most.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Thank you, arn! Very cool to mention this gem. Same here, as squarezero mentionend, this is the platformer I definitely had the most fun playing! And I can't wait for further levels, which the dev is gonna working on, if the sales are good. But you really can't go wrong with this game. Highly entertaining and my favorite iPhone platformer.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Thank you, arn! Very cool to mention this gem. Same here, as squarezero mentionend, this is the platformer I definitely had the most fun playing! And I can't wait for further levels, which the dev is gonna working on, if the sales are good. But you really can't go wrong with this game. Highly entertaining and my favorite iPhone platformer.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Comment awaiting moderation? Did I do something wrong. It's not the first time.

    • Adams Immersive

      It’s automatic and unpredictable. Doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. They’ll get around to approving it I’m sure. Happens to me all the time too. Better that than floods of “enlargement” spam, I guess!

      Oh, dear... I wonder if that word will trigger the filter...

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Comment awaiting moderation? Did I do something wrong. It's not the first time.

    • Adams Immersive

      It’s automatic and unpredictable. Doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. They’ll get around to approving it I’m sure. Happens to me all the time too. Better that than floods of “enlargement” spam, I guess!

      Oh, dear... I wonder if that word will trigger the filter...

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Then perhaps a bit shorter: Thank you for posting this! My favorite iPhone platformer.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Then perhaps a bit shorter: Thank you for posting this! My favorite iPhone platformer.

  • Kael

    Thanks for the news Toucharcade :)

  • Kael

    Thanks for the news Toucharcade :)

  • http://www.spongefile.com spongefile

    Clever interface! Nice to see more devs thinking outside the box and embracing the "limitations" of the iPhone.

  • http://www.spongefile.com spongefile

    Clever interface! Nice to see more devs thinking outside the box and embracing the "limitations" of the iPhone.

  • http://forumninja.com sixline

    Free today, woot!

  • http://forumninja.com sixline

    Free today, woot!