Remember that Jaleco arcade platformer Ninja JaJaMaru? Not many people do, but it was a fun diversion and one of those odd games you find in the 50-in-1 Micro Genius cartridge collections.

Publisher City Connection announced that it will release a Ninja JaJaMaru Collection on 12th December in its Japanese flavour for the Nintendo Switch and PS4. The collection will feature all five Famicom titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom)
  • JaJaMaru no Daibouken (1986, Famicom)
  • JaJaMaru Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom)
  • JaJaMaru Gekimaden: Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ginga Daisakusen (1991, Famicom)

…and also a brand-new game called Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle, which looks like a multiplayer co-op title where you and your ninja buddy kill as many baddies on the screen as possible.

The trailer below even comes with a cool Japanese rap about the game, the legacy, and  City Connection. Go watch.

I highly doubt any publisher wants to localize this in English; the series is obscure enough as it is. Still, I am glad we live in a world where people can play all these JaJaMaru titles without resorting to piracy.


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