Michael Futter Writes: The Xbox Live Indie Marketplace is a treasure trove of enjoyable and overlooked games. The Indie games have been lost in a difficult to navigate interface and lack of marketing. To be completely honest, I would never have played Akane the Kunoichi if we hadn’t received a review code and it would have been my loss.
Akane the Kunoichi is a throwback to the days when platformers were king. The game opens with a scene reminiscent of Double Dragon. Akane is attacked by ninjas while her lover is kidnapped, thus beginning her rescue mission.