Diehard GameFAN: Akane the Kunoichi Review

DHGF: If you’ve been looking to scratch your retro-platforming itch without busting your Microsoft Point bank, Akane the Kunoichi’s $1 price of admission should serve you well. Borrowing a number of classic themes, the game controls like the offspring of Shinobi and Ninja Gaiden. Its straight-forward design leaves very little to go back to when your done and the sharp difficulty toward the end of the game might cut some players a little too deep, but it features great, challenging level design and very eye-catching use of color to engross players. With no advertised Xbox LIVE Arcade release this week and a handful of disappointing releases on the service recently, Akane the Kunoichi could certainly hold you over for a few hours.

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