The Ninja is a February 2015 ninjutsu-inspired video slot from Endorphina. Themes: infiltration, swordsmanship, stealth walking, martial art, dragon mythology, blood shedding, and ninja hand signs. On its website, Endophina has classified The Ninja under the “oriental”, “ethnic” and “adventure” categories, alongside: Aus Dem Tal (February 2020), The King (January 2015), The Mystery of Eldorado (June 2019), Kamchatka (September 2018), The Vikings (October 2015), Stone Age (March 2015), Safari (November 2015), Temple Cats (December 2015), Undine’s Deep (October 2014), Blast! Boom! Bang! (January 2014), Pachamama (April 2014), Mongol Treasures (January 2015), Ancient Troy (March 2019), Durga (December 2017), Chunjie (January 2017), Sushi (December 2017), Geisha (August 2015), The Emirate (January 2015), Almighty Sparta (May 2019), Dia De Los Muertos (October 2018), Tribe (March 2018), Cuckoo (April 2017), and Urartu (January 2015).
The Ninja’s rival slot games include Ninja Ways (October 2018) from Red Tiger Gaming, Ninja vs Samurai (October 2019) from PG Soft, and Ninja Magic (June 2016) from MahiGaming. Its seven ordinary symbols require three, four, or five winning combinations.
The Ninja Game Characteristics
The Ninja has a partitioned dark 5X3 grid on a golden frame, with two golden dragons coiled up at the top corners. There are eight symbols, 20 adjustable paylines, seven denominations, accumulating black ninjas, six bets per payline choices, 840 total bets, free spins, a side game, and the dynamic regular payouts range from $0.05 to $10000.00.
The Ninja has one special symbol and seven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the black ninja showing a dog hand sign is a substitute, scatter, and wild.
Ordinary symbols: a red ninja showing a tiger hand sign; a blue ninja with crisscrossing hands; a yellow ninja with pointy fingers; nunchaku (chainsticks) on a ninja’s hands; a golden shuriken (throwing star) on a ninja’s hand; ninja’s smoke bomb; and ninja shuko hand claws.
The Ninja’s coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. The Ninja’s “bet” per payline choices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet size: $0.01. Maximum bet size: $200.00.
Betting $200.00 attracts these The Ninja payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations, respectively. The blue ninja pays $200.00, $1000.00, and $10000.00. The red ninja, or yellow ninja pays $100.00, $600.00, and $5000.00. The nunchaku chainsticks, or shuriken star pays $50.00, $400.00, and $2000.00. Ninja’s smoke bomb, or ninja shuko hand claws pays $50.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
More than three black ninjas unlock unspecified free spins. Every winning combination lets The Ninja players decide whether to play the side game by clicking the “TAKE RISK” icon or to collect their current win by clicking “TAKE WIN”. After pressing “TAKE WIN”, players are redirected to a card game whose only face up playing card is compared with one of the four face down playing cards that the player is prompted to guess. Predicting a relatively lower face value nullifies the gambled current win; predicting a relatively higher face value doubles the gambled current—capped at X10. The Ninja’s non-progressive jackpot is $10000.00.
Developed for desktop users only, The Ninja’s otherwise good software has session statistics, customizable autoplay settings that can support 10-999 autospins, and a red interface. The ambient music is melodious. A ninja can be heard giving brief commands to his squad. The grid’s background comprises of dragons and pagodas silhouetted against the moonlight in a misty night. The animated 3D graphics include demonstrated hand signs, fluttering cloth strips on ninja’s heads, ninjas lighting a green smoke bomb, and blood splatter effect.
Luck in The Ninja
The Ninja, a game of chance, has two sets of average RTP rates. The side game’s RTP rate is 84% and house edge is 16%. The regular game’s RTP rate is 96% and house edge is 4%.