Breakout Ninja

An Introduction to Breakout Ninja

Breakout Ninja is story of an entrapped ninja who must use all of his skills and cunningness to break out and escape from a heavily fortified prison! Breakout Ninja is a brand new one tap endless runner game that is set against a 2D scrolling platform that is simple in design yet captivatingly addictive and fun to play!

Sole-handedly designed and developed by the famous Tuomas Erikoinen (co-creator of Angry Birds) comes a new smash hit that has in less than a month already taken the world by storm! So, if a fan of other such similar games of the genre such as Shadow Bug Rush etc., then be sure to read on for more!

Breakout Ninja : Gameplay


Blending automation with precise timing, Breakout Ninja uses simple one touch tap controls to send the ninja avatar jumping and spinning over barbed wire fences and attacking buildings and enemies.

Taps can be performed anywhere on screen yet must be timed exactly as their ninja comes in contact with a series of small coloured circles. If players mistime their taps then the run ends and needs to be replayed.  The longer the run and the more consequence the number of jumps, the more XP fills the star meter which evolves their ninja avatar and unlocks the next level.

Features of Breakout Ninja


A Ninja cannot be seen. If you see it, it’s not a Ninja.

Break out in Breakout Ninja and be the number one out-breaking Ninja! Compete against friends, destroy buildings and beat the bad guys!


– Everything you could ever ask for!


“Be water, my friend.” –Bruce Lee

Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Breakout Ninja

  • Go for Gold!
    Tapping on the centre of a circle! By doing so players receive a “perfect” bonus which faster fills up the XP star meter.
  • Trust Your Gut!
    As with other endless runner games, there are a few different schools of thought. Yet my personal belief is to trust instincts rather than over think and over scrutinize. Therefore, try focusing on the centre of the circle rather than the runner ninja.
  • Look Ahead!
    Following on from the above point, rather than focusing on the running ninja, it is better to concentrate on upcoming circles (and more so, their precise centre). This is especially important as, as the game speeds up it becomes more and more difficult to time jumps if only focusing on the running ninja.
  • Late is Great!
    Obviously aiming for the golden centre is the desired goal, yet as the speed increases it becomes ever more difficult to do so, yet the A.I of the game seems to be much, much stricter with tapping / jumping earlier rather than later! Therefore, if in doubt, hold off for that extra millisecond and odds are, you will still get rewarded with the jump!
  • Learn the Rhythm!
    As fun as it is, a generic pattern can soon be seen and thus learnt within the levels. I.e. a guard tower will often have two or three jumps, (low mid high) before it and there will often be a quick jump after descending a set of tiers. The same rhythmic patterns can be found with multiple fence jumps and leaping over pits and attacking guards.

Personal Impressions of Breakout Ninja


The one touch arcade endless runner genre on mobile platforms is fairly crowded to say the least, or more accurately perhaps, the genre is already quite saturated! Breakout Ninja however, with its simplistic design, enchanting sound effects ease of gameplay and increase of difficulty, make for a fun game that can be picked up on the fly and enjoy both briefly and as a game that you keep coming back to!  The naming of each evolution of ninja (if players can speak Japanese) is also quite well done with some sometimes serious and more often than not comical naming and for me was the main reason to keep playing and strive to level up.


The levels themselves however lack a lot depth and variety of gameplay as the game progresses and a common sequence of jumps repeats itself very early on and thus the timing of taps can quickly be learnt. This unfortunately is the biggest shortcoming of the game and its most unfortunate flaw.  Furthermore, whilst the fun is there, the heat-tingling charm of games like Lost in Harmony, is not.

That said however, with the absence of any energy meter restricting gameplay and the very, very minimalistic amount of pop-up ads, Breakout Ninja scores a solid three stars. Yet were there an energy bar or aggressive pop-ups, then the game would score far less than one star!
Three stars out of five.

3 out of 5

App Specifics for Breakout Ninja

Current Version:
1.0  (iOS)  (Last Update Jan 04 2017) (as at the time of writing)
(Android)  (Not yet available) (as at the time of writing)

99.2 MB  (iOS)
(Android)  (Not yet available) (as at the time of writing)

Requires iOS:
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Requires Android:
(Not yet available) (as at the time of writing)

Content Rating:
Rated for 9+



In-app Purchases:
$1.99 to remove ads.

Offered By:
Tuomas Erikoinen / Part Time Monkey.

Download Breakout Ninja

App Store : iOS

Download Breakout Ninja for iOS from the App Store Here!

Google Play : Android

(Not yet available) (as at the time of writing)


Do you agree with our review of Breakout Ninja? We would love to hear your thoughts on whether you love or hate this game in the comments section below along with any other hints, tips and tricks that you may have come across that haven’t already been covered above.  Also be sure to leave any requests for games that you would like to see reviewed!
And as always, ‘happy gaming’!





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After spending much too much time playing retro Pong and Donkey Kong on a game & watch as a kid before upgrading to the brick shaped original Gameboy, Water-Mind is loving the evolution of the gaming industry... ... whilst still finding time to paddle down torrential rivers!
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After spending much too much time playing retro Pong and Donkey Kong on a game & watch as a kid before upgrading to the brick shaped original Gameboy, Water-Mind is loving the evolution of the gaming industry... ... whilst still finding time to paddle down torrential rivers!