MyWii writes: "Combined with a distinct Japanese flavour and its colourful, beautifully presented environments, Mini Ninjas is a surprisingly good game. While the game-play does at times feel linear, the clever level design gives a great sense of adventure. Although the critisms are few, the main issue with the game is that it sets a lot of expectations and doesn't always deliver. The game is marketed as being for kids and adults to enjoy together and in this respect it does deliver. It is not as polished as its obvious inspiration in Zelda, and while it does 'borrow' some elements from its mentor, it does feature some new and innovative features of its own. Mini Ninjas stealthy sneaks up on the likes of Mario Galaxy and Zelda, but ultimately bides it's time and stays close by in the shadows for now."