Sticky Ninja Academy
Cling, swing, bounce, and jump kick your way to the head of the class in Sticky Ninja Academy, an addictively unique take on the classic puzzle platformer genre from LongAnimals. As a lowly ninja-in-training, you'll have to complete 30 grueling training exercises before you can graduate to full shinobi status and be considered worthy by your mysterious floating sensei. Careless speed and reckless abandon won't get you far here; true mastery of the art of the sticky ninja depends primarily on patience, timing, precision, and, apparently, lots and lots of Velcro. Deftly maneuver though each stage in as few jumps as possible to achieve a perfect score, avoiding environmental hazards, collecting treasure, and defeating rival students along the way.
Launch your tiny ninja by clicking on him and aiming with the mouse. Your predicted trajectory will appear to help you gauge the accuracy of your jump and will turn red to warn you if there's something in the path your ninja will collide with. Some surfaces are sticky, some are smashable, bouncy, or slippery, and several are just plain deadly. Examine the level around you to more carefully plan your jumps by clicking away from the ninja and dragging to move the camera. Be certain to look before you leap, as an ill-timed or misfired jump can easily result in demise in the later stages, forcing you to repeat some of the level from an earlier checkpoint. Color-coordinated rival students also stand in your path to ninja-hood and every one of them must be dispatched before the door to the next training exercise will open. Many can and should be attacked head-on with an impressive flying kick, but some can only be defeated by being knocked into environmental hazards or by using one of the limited ranged elemental attacks you'll collect along the way (press [X] to drop a water bomb or hurl a fiery shuriken).
Mastering the mechanics of Sticky Ninja Academy isn't easy and the difficulty ramps up pretty quickly. Jumps get longer and require more precision as the game progresses and hazards become more and more common. The game would definitely benefit from a few tweaks, such as an undo button to go back a jump or the ability to zoom the camera out in order to fully see what lies ahead, but none of those minor frustrations are enough to take away from what's most important: the sheer fun of the game. The graphics are eye-catching and attractive, the gameplay is smooth, the music is lovely, and the concept stays fresh throughout all 30 levels. Slip into your finest Velcro-lined garb, gather your concentration, and do your best to graduate with honors from the Sticky Ninja Academy.
Hi, guys! I need help on nr 16, pleeeaaassse!
Any tips for level 14? Help Jayisgames!
Hi, guys! Let's see if I can give you some tips that will be helpful.
For level 14,
try and jump so that you attach to the balloons with as much forward momentum as possible. Kick the heavy golden ninjas into the lava to get rid of them (this works better from the side rather than from above). Make sure you grab your water bombs so that you can get rid of the untouchable red ninjas from the safety of your balloon above them. At the end, try your best to aim directly at the middle and the balloon should come loose and let you through. Avoid the spikes and keep in mind that the brown platform directly in front of the exit will begin to crumble as soon as you touch it, so you'll have to be fast.
On Level 16,
the trickiest part seems to be mastering how to use those clouds properly at the very start of the level. Get yourself positioned just to the left above the second cloud and do your best to jump at it at an angle that will bounce you into the side of the third cloud and up onto the next platform. Don't try and bounce up and on to the third cloud, as you'll just end up falling off the stage. Once you've managed to get by the clouds, you should restart from that next platform if you die so you can breathe a little easier. As for the next part, just remember to jump onto the bouncy surface directly across from your target sticky surface and you should stick every time! Once you're at the top, you have just three golden ninjas to kick into oblivion, and the exit will open.
Hope this has helped!
PLEASE help with level 26!!
Jump with as much forward momentum as you can so the ropes swing farther for longer. This gives you enough time to plan your jump. Wait until your trajectory turns from red to white when jumping between ropes, otherwise you'll miss. The most important thing is to just take your time and aim for the rings at the end of each rope!
My 5yr old and I cruised past Level 14, but cannot figure out how to get around the red bombs at the last turn on Level 15. Any help anyone? Thanks!
As soon as you attach to the crumbling rocks holding back the red bombs, quickly jump with as much momentum as you can straight down into the breakable boulders to get a headstart. You should have enough time to smash through the boulders, stick to the trapdoor at the bottom, and ride it until you're on the underside of it, upside down but safely away from the pursuing red bombs. Then just jump to the sticky surface below you!
Hope you guys are enjoying the game! :)