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Welcome to Activision's "The Last Ninja" Story In typical japanese-shogun-flic style, you are the last living member of your clan after they were brutally slaughtered by the bad guys. So now, you seek to exact revenge. Pretty neat, huh ;) This game was released in 1987 for the Commodore 64, but was quickly ported to the up and coming game platform, the IBM-clone. This game supports CGA, EGA, and Tandy 16 color graphics. There is joystick support ( and I recommend it ), but you can also use the keypad. I guess I'll describe the keyboard usage ( The joystick is almost the same. Whenever I reference the Shift key, it's the same as the joystick button.): 7 8 9 1,3,7,9 Movement along the path (diagonal) \ | / 2,4,6,8 "Precise Positioning" 5 Stop Moving 4 - 5 - 6 / | \ 1 2 3 Note: movement is relative to your facing. Fighting ( if a weapon heading does not use all keypad directions, see the section on Fighting Without a Weapon.) Without a Weapon Shift + 1/3/7/9 Duck under a blow Shift + 4/6/8 Various punches Shift + 2 Kick With Sword or Staff Shift + 6 Stab opponent's torso (ouch !) Shift + 8 Stab opponent's head Shift + 4 Slash Shift + 1/3/7/9 Block With Nunchakas Shift + 1/3/7/9 Block Shift + 6 Strike opponent's head Shift + 4 Slash With Smoke Bomb or Shuriken Shift + 4 Throw item Somersaults This is a REALLY over-emphasized skill you need to know in the game. There are sections that can only be passed by balancing precariously over a steaming lava flow or a raging river. *There are three distances you can jump: long, moderate, and short. *For all jumps, you should be moving in the direction you wish to go. *All jump button combinations depend on the direction you're facing. Long Shift + 8/2 Moderate Shift + 7/9/1/3 Short Shift + 6/4 Picking Up Objects When you enter a screen on which an object you need is located, it will flash white. IMPORTANT: To avoid as much frustration as possible, make sure you're precisely next to the object. Once you're facing the object: Press Shift + 1/3/7/9 (same as ducking/blocking) You cannot have a weapon out while you do this. (so make sure that you kill the enemies on the screen before you try to pick something up :) And finally, Game Commands Pause ESC Save ALT + F1 ( you can only save one game :( ) Restore ALT + F5 Quit ALT + F10 Enjoy the game.
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