Ninja Pizza Girl Review
Ninja Pizza Girl is best described as endless runner meets platformer. This game was originally a kickstarter in 2014 from Disparity Games. The Gamers Lounge has taken the time to check this out on PS4 and has some positive things to say about it.
The game is fun and it's easy to pick up and play. The story behind the game is simple, gamers play a girl named Gemma who works for her family’s pizza business. Gamers will have to navigate platforms by jumping, dashing, slide kicking and bouncing off walls to reach their goal. The game also has ninjas and parkour. The ninjas keep it interesting, they add the X factor to this endless runner. There are multiple paths in each linear level and as the levels progress gamers are going to have to be depend on their reflexes.
One of the actions I struggled with the most was rolling after long drops. This will help gamers keep their momentum without costing them time. Gamers will collect salvage and then purchase items to boost Gemma’s self esteem. Each stage has a small intro with a cutscene which helps move the story along.
The graphics remind me of platformers from the 90s, and everything is easy on the eyes. There is a nice tutorial that introduces gamers to the basics. While I was playing, I kept thinking of SpeedRunners from tinyBuild. I felt the action and progression of the levels was very similar to SpeedRunners. The game also reminded me of Mirror’s Edge in a 2D environment with all the parkour elements.
I wish this game had a multiplayer component or something with co-op. The story has some nice substance to it but it feels short in some ways. The music and sound effects and upbeat and designed to keep up with the speed of the game.
Game is out on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam for $10 and there are plans for it to come to the Wii U, iOs and Android soon. Game was provided by the publisher for the review.
Final score is 3.5/5