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Ninja Dash Android game rushes from fun to boring in 10 minutes

by Tim McLain

I've been helping stealthy martial arts experts climb and jump their way up the sides of my Android's screen for many months now. NinJump and Super Jump, I'm looking at you two. That's why I was excited to give Ninja Dash a whirl.

Ninja Dash turns this concept on its head, challenging all comers to help this stealthy avatar fall ever downward between rising platforms. Stay on any flat surface for too long, and you'll run into the top of the screen and its spikes of everlasting pain and agony!

As you fall, you'll want to avoid spiked platforms, pay attention to surfaces that will propel you left or right very quickly, and pick up falling power-ups along the way. These bonus items will stop your bleeding on the inside, protect your little toes from the bad, bad spikes, speed you up for a time, and more. You'll need as many of these as you can get to survive the toughest parts, trust me.

There's nothing wrong with the game, per se. The ads aren't in your face, and tilting your phone from side to side to control your ninja is as easy as pie. The trouble is that the whole experience quickly becomes boring. If you love spending tons of time doing repetitive motions to drop ever downward, then Ninja Dash is your game.

In my experience, the app succeeded in dashing from pretty fun to pretty boring in less than 10 minutes. Results might vary, but it's still worth a try. Stay stealthy, my friends!

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