3 Ninjas Kick Back / Hook

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3 Ninjas Kick Back / Hook
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Compilation

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-93175

3 Ninjas Kick Back / Hook, for lack of a better name, is a compilation for the Sega Mega-CD released exclusively in North America. It contains CD versions of the Sega Mega Drive games 3 Ninjas Kick Back and Hook.

3 Ninjas Kick Back was never released as a stand-alone game for the Mega-CD, so the enhanced audio can only be found in this compilation. Furthermore it contains fully voiced video cutscenes that explains the current objective, as well as new first person 3D-style stages involving rollerblading and hanggliding, using the same engine as the Mega-CD versions of Cliffhanger and Batman Returns. Hook is presumed to be identical to its regular Mega-CD counterpart.

Production credits

3 Ninjas Kick Back

  • Special thanks to: Victor Wong and Video Impressions
  • Producer: Nathan Rose
  • Assistant producer: Mark Smith
  • Executive producer: Rich Robinson
  • Game testers: Jose Cruz, Tobin Russel, Seth Luisi, Bruce Cochrane, Jody Kelsey, Andre Leighton, C.G. Connoy, Kurt Schwengel
  • Game design: Terry Lloyd
  • Based on an original idea by: Nathan Rose, David Jaffe, Mike Giam
  • Programming: Philip Watts, Tim Coupe
  • Background art and map design: Terry Lloyd, Tom Higgins
  • Sprite art and animation: Dean Betton, Lee Pullen, Terry Lloyd
  • Music and sound effects: Jason Page, Richard Joseph
  • Manager: Ian McGee
  • Story artwork: Dean Betton
  • Game testers: Tony McColgan, Mick Thompson, Matthew Lloyd, Paul Colls, Jun Caliva, Kevin Mulhall, Jason Uyeda, Bill McDonald
  • Compression software: Rob Northen

Magazine articles

Main article: 3 Ninjas Kick Back / Hook/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega-CD, US
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3ninjas mcd us manual.pdf