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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Review for Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeballtes vs. Ninjas Dodgeball

Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball (XBLA [reviewed], Wii [Q1 2009])
Developed by Blazing Lizard
Published by Gamecock
Released on September 3, 2008




Developer Blazing Lizard has had Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball cooking for a while, and has cleverly exploited the Internet's memetic fascination with pirates and ninja to ensure that the game would get at least glancing coverage at regular intervals.

Internet memes can only get a game so far (just look at Jeff Minter,) and now that this Gamecock-published title is available on Xbox Live Arcade, we can judge for ourselves if there is a solid game backing up the pop culture pandering. It's gotten some mileage out of its novelty value, but how is Pirates vs. Ninjas when put through its paces? Is it a bottle of rum or a bottle of piss? Is it a katana, or a Daikatana? Read on to find out, as we review Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball.

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