Lucas M. Thomas writes for IGN:
"All of those little extra touches make Ninja Commando just intriguing enough that players in the '90s arcade scene might have felt it was worth a spend of 25 cents, and I'd agree with that assessment. When the price tag is nine dollars, though, I'm much more wary of offering a recommendation. If you're a big fan of run-and-gun arcade shooters like Ikari Warriors, then definitely consider giving Ninja Commando a download. Otherwise, use those same 900 Wii Points for one of the bigger name Neo Geo hits, instead of this other game."