The story follows Goemon's struggles to prevent the Peach Mountain Shoguns gang from turning Japan into a Westernized fine arts theater. The plot calls for three cinematic musical features and battles between giant robots; like other Ganbare Goemon games, it is peppered with surrealist humor and anachronisms.
The protagonist of Mystical Ninja is Goemon, a hot-blooded, kiseru-wielding ninja with blue, bushy hair based loosely on the legendary thief Ishikawa Goemon. The lord of Oedo asks him to find those who maimed Oedo Castle. Goemon lives in Oedo Town and is friends with Ebisumaru, a strange, gluttonous fat man who wears a blue bandana. Ebisumaru is defined as lazy and perverted. Their kunai-throwing friend Sasuke is a mechanical ninja (made by the Wise Man of Iga) who enjoys hot baths and Japanese tea. Rounding out the heroes is Yae, a fierce sword-wielding kunoichi, who happens upon Goemon's band in Zazen Town. The villains of the game hail from the organization Peach Mountain Shoguns and include a gang of four "weirdos" led by Spring Breeze Dancin' (Danshin Harukaze) and Kitty Lily (Margaret Ranko). They intend to transform Japan into a stage for their talents.
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I don't know how my parents got this game because the N64 was a hand-me-down but the only thing I remember is a thief and my 4 year old ass being so terrified because they chased the MC around. I don't know if playing it again will live up to the memories because it is absolutely hilarious looking back at it
Whoa... this game is pretty great. It's like a prototype hybrid of Mario 64 platforming and Zelda. You also get to play as multiple characters too that each have different abilities and items.
This is absolutely one of those games worth playing for the soundtrack. The music is awesome.
When you overlook the lack of camera control, this game is alot of fun and is full of variety and personality. Honestly, words cannot describe how much personality this game has. It's very memorable and unique (PLAAASMAAAA! hehehe)
Also this game has sushi platforms and you can swim in ramen broth in the gourmet submarine castle 10/10. That's pretty awesome (and it made me very hungry)
There are these cool sections where you get to play as Impact, this giant robot, and you just bulldoze through everything and fight Kabuki bosses and they're fun (when you know the controls because the game doesn't give any tutorials on that unfortunately).
This is a really cute adventure game. I like the simplicity of the graphics along with the bright colors. A perfect game for younger players and those who want to feel nostalgic.
The soundtrack is unique, the story is silly, and the boss battles have a bit of challenge to them.
Definitely one of the first games I would recommend to someone wanting to check out the N64 library.
Incredible game with exceptional writing, interesting given we never got most of these games in the US.
The laugh track seems like it would have been a huge misstep, but actually works really well. The gameplay is great, with the exception of the camera (a general issue with games around this time) which likes to get stuck on the geometry of some of the levels.
When you learn that Impact has super secret special moves (like a head laser, or Hokuto No Ken style machine gun punches) the game really just hits full steam.
Could not recommend enough.