Acorn BBC Micro games list! 
 
Total reviews!
Handheld: 57
16/32bit Computers: 668
8bit Computers: 383
8bit Consoles: 58
16bit Consoles: 78
32/64bit Consoles: 105
128bit Consoles: 26
OnLine members
Currently: 32
Play old-school now!
Partners!
Retro Partners!



Best on 8bit micro!
Shadow of the Beast - Commodore64
International Karate + - Commodore64
Xyphoes Fantasy - AmstradCPC
Arkanoid II - AmstradCPC
Pang - AmstradCPCPlus
Wrath of the Demon - Commodore64
Night Hunter - AmstradCPC
Barbarian - AmstradCPC
Prince of Persia - SamCoupe
Lemmings - SamCoupe
Draconus - AtariXE
Best on 16bit micro!
Turrican II - Amiga
Shadow of the Beast - Amiga
Jim Power - Amiga
Turrican 2 - AtariST
Project X - Amiga
Super Frog - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
Dark Seed - Amiga
Stardust - AtariSTE
Stardust - Amiga
Banshee - AmigaAGA
Flashback - Archimedes
Star Fighter 3000 - Archimedes
Warlocks - Archimedes
Cannon Fodder - Amiga
Another World - Appleiigs
Turrican II - PC
Universe - Amiga
Hurrican - PC
Tyrian - PC
Super Stardust - AmigaAGA
Dark Seed - PC
Pac-Mania - X68000
Best on 8bit consoles!
Pang - GX4000
Best on 16bit consoles!
Jim Power - snes
Donkey Kong Country - snes
Aladdin - snes
Comix Zone - Megadrive
Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
Raiden - pcengine
Super Star Soldier - pcengine
Best on 32bit consoles!
Best on 128bit consoles!
God Of War - PS2
Resident Evil Zero - GameCube
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Black - xbox
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
Under Defeat - Dreamcast
Soul Calibur 2 - GameCube
Metroid Prime 2 - GameCube
Best on handhelds!
Metroid Fusion - GBA
Raiden - Lynx
Robocod - GameGear
Total hits!
Flag Counter
 
Game info
BBCMicro

Last Ninja 2

Last Ninja 2
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherSystem 3
Released1990
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:6.5
Gameplay:8.5
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Last Ninja 2 (Back with a Vengeance) was an enormous commercial success and the second installment of the Last Ninja series. Released by System 3 in 1988 for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC as a sequel to the 1987 game The Last Ninja. The Amiga, Atari ST, DOS and NES ports followed in 1989 while the game was ported to the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron on 1990.
 
Review
Last Ninja 2The evil shogun Kunitoki is back, and this time he has sought refuge in the sprawling city of New York! Armakuni whose Ninja clan were totally wiped out by the sogun, has felt his presence and has vowed to end his existence once and for all! Your mission starts on the roof of a warehouse somewhere in The Big Apple Musical instruments! You control Armakuni in his attempt to revenge his clan. The action takes place through various locations within the NY city. The game concept is the same of the first episode, meaning an adventure beat 'em up game! You may use your martial-arts techniques (kicks and punches) but you can also leap through the air as a well-trained ninja! Your health bar is crucial when fighting with opponents found on your way (from ninjas to cops!), who may also have weapons (such as nunjakus and poles) rather than their fists and kicks! But once defeated, you can collect their weapon and use it for yourself!
The controls though are a bit awkward. Playing in a pseudo-3D environment, and in order to fight, you must hold the fire button while choosing a particular direction in order to kick or punch your opponent (or even when collecting am object!). This can be sometimes frustrating as your ninja has to stay still on screen rather than moving around to avoid i.e. enemy hits.
The game is played over six sections. After leaving Central Park, the streets of the Big Apple are explored, then the smelly depths (!) of the sewers investigated until finally, the opium factory is reached. At the top of this building a heli is caught to whisk you to the final confrontation on the shogun's secret island!

The graphics are impressive on all 8bit versions (particularly on the C64). The BBC Micro version is very good in terms of level details and coloring while the varied sprites are well animated. The landscapes have lots of color while retaining great details to make convincing scenes! Note that the game looks way better even when compared to the Amstrad CPC version (!), the last being colorless (although its higher resolution 320x200 is in black and white in the main gameplay area much like the Sinclair ZX version). As far as the sound, the BBC Micro version features sound FX during gameplay but no music (in contrast to the CPC, ZX and C64). Especially the C64 version features some of the best music ever composed on home-computers.
 
Screenshots
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
  • Last Ninja 2
 
Gameplay sample
Some videos belong to retroshowcase.com (indicated); others not
 
Comparable platforms
Acorn BBC Micro
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
 
Hardware information

BBC Micro / Acorn Electron

BBC Micro / Acorn ElectronCPU: 2 MHz MOS Technology 6502/6512
MEMORY: RAM 16KB (Model 1), 32KB (Model B), 64KB (Model B+), 128KB (Master). ROM 32KB
GRAPHICS: Resolutions supported: 160x256 with up to 16 colors on screen (8 colors + flashing option), 320x256 (4 colors), 640x256 (2 colors)
SOUND: Texas Instruments SN76489, 3 channels + 1 noise channel, 7 octaves (mono). Also it optionally featured a TMS5220 speech synthesiser with phrase ROM!
read more...
The BBC Micro / Acorn Electron (default) color palette
RGB 8-colors palette (but capable for 16 on screen as 8 physical colors + flashing option)
 
Comments
No comments added yet
 
Login to leave your message!
 
Retroshowcase games
Lethal Species
Music Player!
Play ZX on-line!!
Boot Screens!
Retro-games Trivia!
Old-school Crossword!
Is this my palette?
The logo evolution!
Manuals!
Beat them All!
Random Old Ads!
Design & developed ndial / dialtech.gr
Google+
 
Free counters!