Nutjitsu from NinjaBee arrived on Xbox One in May of this year. It enjoyed the distinction of being the cheapest Xbox One title at the time, ringing up at only $6.49. It was also the second ID@Xbox game (following Strike Suit Zero), as well as the second Windows 8 game to become an Xbox title (after Halo: Spartan Assault).
Unfortunately, many Xbox One owners couldn't enjoy Nutjitsu at launch because it was available only in the US (though there are regional workarounds). Certifying and translating the game for other regions is a relatively costly and time-consuming process for small developers like Nutjitsu who self-publish on Xbox One. Luckily, the process has finally completed. Nutjitsu is now available in 31 regions and 10 languages.
Who can get Nutjitsu?
Nutjitsu is now available in 10 languages:
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
Additionally, 31 regions are now officially supported:
- United States
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
The story of why it took so long for Nutjitsu to reach the rest of the world is actually quite interesting. Visit NinjaBee's blog to learn about the many hurdles the developers faced in their quest to expand Nutjitsu's reach beyond the United States.
Become a ninja squirrel
This classic arcade-style maze game comes from the makers of Fusion: Sentient (Windows Phone) and A World of Keflings (Xbox 360 and Windows 8). Players take on the role of a ninja squirrel who must rescue his clan's acorns from the evil kitsune samurai.
Each level contains a maze filled with samurai guards that the ninja must sneak past. Objectives vary but usually involve picking up as many acorns as possible. As you play through a level, more and tougher enemies start to appear, making it tougher for the ninja to go undetected. Even if he does get caught, he'll still earn XP that contributes to his overall rank.
Nutjitsu offers two modes of play: Ninja Missions and Survival. The latter plays most like a classic arcade game, with our hero simply scavenging for acorns and dodging foxes for as long as possible in search of high scores. Players get to pick the stage they play on in Survival, but not the difficulty or anything else.
Ninja Missions add a bit of complexity and variety to the fox dodging. The game assigns a random combination of level and objectives for you to play. You can "re-roll" for a different level and objective if the current one doesn't suit you, as well as select from five difficulty levels. The higher the difficulty, the more of the objective you'll need to complete.
Even though Nutjitsu is essentially a mobile game with no improvements for Xbox One, fans of old-school arcade games like Pac-Man should have a good time with it. And Achievement hunters will want to get it too, because it takes less than five hours to unlock the game's 1,000 GamerScore. Check out our full review for more details.