C64 classic The Last Ninja – coming to PC

Awesome news for C64 fans.

Fresh from finishing work on the PC remake of Armalyte (due out in April), well known game remaker Trevor ‘Smila’ Storey, has revealed his latest project. He’s working on a fan remake of System 3’s classy isometric ninja-em-up, The Last Ninja.

So far, all we have is a single screenshot. (And a promise to include ‘better controls’)

Screenshot - The Last Ninja - PC remake by Smila

Of course, TLN is such a huge game, it’s going to be a big project. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking at a 2011 release.

In the meantime, we’ve contacted Smila for some more details – expect an update here soon!

12 Responses to C64 classic The Last Ninja – coming to PC

  1. Nreive says:

    Good news, indeed. Although, if I’m honest, I really hated The Last Ninja series. However, that was mainly due to the horrendous Amstrad CPC version that I’d paid for at the time, complete with Speccy monochrome visuals (check my Amstrad Action tribute review of the game). Never did get the C64 version. This remake looks likely to resolve all the controls/visual issues, though, and is looking very lush.

  2. Donncha says:

    Nice looking screens! I liked the Last Ninja, but it was more for the music than the game which I found too hard and frustrating.

    I recorded the music on to tape though and subjected my family to it in the car on long journeys..

  3. gnome says:

    Ahh, now, that’s what I call good news. And they’ll fix the controls too you say? Excellent!

  4. hey, great news even if i planned to remake it this year after i have finished the remake of the GOONIES. I will remake saboteur 2 then to stay with the ninjas.
    Looking to the screenshot, it looks wonderful.
    I can’t wait for this one to be finished ….

  5. A Manson says:

    What a simply fantastic day, not only have i just witnessed the truly awesome video of the Armalyte remake but now i also discover you guys are gonna remake The Last Ninja. Gentlemen you are now my heroes, yeah baby ” I’m gonna be playing Armalyte soon” YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!

  6. Ryan says:

    that would be so awesome! i loved that on C64 as a kid, it was the introduction to the ninja for many of us! As kids in the 80’s before we were allowed (or our older brothers let us sneak in and see) to watch ninja movies, be it the abominable American Ninja movies or something with Sho Kosugi etc. this was our first taste because Ninja Turtles weren’t on the seen yet either – not that they were ever anything to really go by 😛

    but the scenery, the weapons and tools – this game was just epic. would love to play it again, tried an emulated or dos pc version years ago and the controls were just too frustrating, hoping that gets fixed 😀

  7. porga says:

    One of the best games I played, all of them. Finished it all on my c64, lots of great memories.

    I’d love to play it again…

    Go for it!

  8. Daniel T says:

    GIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE – at last! A remake of a decent, isometric angle adventure game and not that incredibly annoying PS2/3/modern console over-the-shoulder view (eg Syphon Filter) : Long live the isometric angled games and rush this game out toot-sweet

  9. Great that this Last Ninja Remake is still in work and seems to be released soon. The C64 Last Ninja Games were so much better than the Amiga, CpC and other ports. Hope your Pc-Remake can compete with the C64 Versions 🙂

  10. Robert Johns says:

    One Man and his Mic (podcast) did a great special, showcasing tracks from different versions of The Last Ninja…
    [audio src="http://binaryzone.ziphoid.com/OMAHM_Show4_TheLastNinja.mp3" /]

    [Thanks Rob! -Ed]

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