Ninjakiwi Games – Fun and Free Flash Games
Ninjakiwi games have grown considerably in the past year and a half. Their popularity as a flash game developer sprouted from their well renowned Bloons brand of games. Since then they have gone from strength to strength with successful puzzle and arcade alternatives including Boombot, Potion Panic and Replay Racer.
The first Bloons game, simply entitled ‘Bloons’ was a huge hit. It’s simple design of a monkey firing darts to pop balloons brought a welcome rest from some of the more detailed and complex flash games. Choosing a monkey as a character mascot was a brilliant selection for Ninjakiwi, a memorable an unusual animal to pick in a puzzle game, popping balloons with darts was also an imaginative concept. Bloons was soon being published and played on 100’s of flash gaming websites. Ninjakiwi had struck gold with Bloons, since its introduction back in April 2007; it has been played hundreds of millions of times.
Like many other flash game developers Ninjakiwi use Mochiads to earn revenue from their games and have scooped a considerable amount of money from Bloons since its emergence. The Bloons games themselves feature 10 games in total at the current date of July 2009. These are Bloons, More Bloons, Even More Bloons, the five player packs, Bloons Junior and Bloons Insanity. There are also the 3 tower defense games, Bloons Pop 3 and Hot Air Bloon.
Ninjakiwi which started off with just ninjakiwi.com now has 3 sites directly relating to their own game production; the second is myninjakiwi.com which features a login area where you can chat to other players, record high scores and build custom levels for some of their games. The third is bloonsworld.com where you can build custom Bloons levels which other players can play. Ninjakiwi now has a large player base which they can be proud of. However in order to sustain continued growth they will have to keep their foot firmly on the gas and deliver more imaginative gaming content, a challenge not without its pitfalls in an increasingly competitive market.
One of their most recent games – Potion Panic is good example of the type of quality game Ninjakiwi is still producing. It takes a different angle to Bloons, in theory you are still launching a projectile to cancel out an object, but this time instead of the objects being simple static targets, they are roaming monsters and the projectiles are potions bombs. You have the power to change the potion bombs explosiveness, concentration and impact effects. Potion Panic is a lot of fun with fantastic line animation and a quirky range of monsters to kill.
Currently you can publish Ninjakiwi’s games on your own website by signing up for an account with Mochiads.
There is no doubt Ninjakiwi faces heavy competition in this expanding casual games market, but they have established a well liked brand and their own range of high regarded games, if they keep on satisfying their fans with more unique games, further success will be inevitable.