N

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 112 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    511,958
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2013
  • File Size:
    4.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    47
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/7/8

Editors' Review

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N is a game with minimalist graphics and mechanics, but that challenges you to guide your character successfully through ever more challenging levels. The real obstacle in this program is not death but beating the clock, and you'll find yourself quickly getting sucked in and losing track of time while you play.

Pros

No distractions: The minimalist design of this app makes everything about solving the puzzle of the individual levels. It's so easy to lose yourself in this game because it doesn't distract you with a bunch of bells and whistles. Even dying is not really a problem, as you have unlimited lives, so all you have to keep track of is your character at that moment. Nothing else matters.

2-player option: There is a 2-player option in this app, and you can take advantage of it even if you don't have any special equipment. Both players can use the same keyboard with different hot keys for each, and while these come preset, you can also reconfigure them to suit your needs.

Cons

Level creation option: One extra feature of this program is the ability to create your own levels. However, this is really only an option for people with at least some knowledge of coding. Even then, it's tough to make these levels actually playable with the tools the program gives you to work with.

Confusing log-in: There is also a log-in box in the lower left-hand corner of the screen when you open the game. Signing up does create an account for you, but there's no indication on the screen that you've accomplished this or obvious reason that you should.

Bottom Line

N is a fun and engaging game that includes both puzzle and action components. While the option to create your own level isn't really accessible to users of all experience levels, the rest of the game gives you plenty of reason to download it and dive in.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic."

    March 06, 2013   |   By Only_Gray

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    Incredibly addicting and engaging, simple to play and very simplistic

    Cons

    Could have better graphics? The graphics are very minimalistic but I'm not complaining.

    Summary

    Wonderful game. Great to play, addicting, and perhaps the greatest platform game ever.

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  • 4 stars

    "nniiiiiiiiiccccccccce"

    March 01, 2010   |   By otto555

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    good game, nice graphics, good controls, great level editor, quick download.

    Cons

    sorta repetitive, hard, and the level editor is a bit confusing at first.

    Summary

    download it or die. really.

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  • 4 stars

    "Brutally fun"

    February 17, 2010   |   By Opa-Loka

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    the challenge is off the charts

    Cons

    Maybe just a bit too challenging?

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  • 2 stars

    "Difficult to play"

    December 28, 2009   |   By nmweatherman

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    Quick download, small footprint

    Cons

    Not enough controls on the Ninja...

    Summary

    I tried the very first level for awhile but all I could get the little gold-greedy Ninja to do was run right and run left with my R & L arrow keys. Tried other keys like Enter and spacebar...nothing. Oh I got him bouncing in the air off of one of those Bouncy-Thingys but he never went high enough to go anywhere.

    Life moves on. I moved on.

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  • 5 stars

    "Extremely addictive....hours of fun or frustration :)"

    December 26, 2009   |   By TruthSeekr

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    --Excellent physics-based level design
    --Simple, yet intuitive and responsive controls
    --Over a hundred levels plus user created levels equals hours of fun.
    --Level editor allows you to make your own levels and play them yourself or submit online

    Cons

    --User created levels are absolute rubbish and impossible to play
    --Level editor is not very user-friendly and requires the 'thinking' of a programmer

    Summary

    This is simply THE BEST no-installation-required free game there is. Period.
    You take control of a simply stick-figure "Ninja" and go from level to level to get to the all-elusive exit...which is marred with limited time and deadly enemies.
    It is addictive, fun, and also frustrating...too bad if your patience is limited.

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  • 5 stars

    "Small disk size,2D,level-based game"

    October 05, 2008   |   By random_dude

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    Challenging levels, wide range of difficulty, very addicting. And the explosions are mildly amusing. The level editor is a great addition, as you can create and play your own levels.

    Cons

    Can get annoyingly difficult, and getting stuck midway through a level is a major pain. Some levels, especially in the 70-90 range, are almost too challenging, but there are not required for you to play (unless you're gaing for 100% completion)

    Summary

    A small game in size but not in content.The option of choosing your own levels is great, as novices and experts alike can play. Basically, a very fun game to play, and easily addictable (is that even a word?). Never get caught playing games that take 10-15 seconds to close ever again! Requires a Flash player to open and play

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the best games ever!"

    June 30, 2008   |   By Wiibattler

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    I like creating my own levels

    Cons

    Sometimes it lags

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  • 5 stars

    "the best game ever. "

    May 29, 2008   |   By Icrysilently

    Version: N 1.4

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesomw"

    May 02, 2008   |   By nkrumma

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    addicting

    Cons

    addicting

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  • 5 stars

    "Very addictive"

    January 10, 2008   |   By thorpwnall

    Version: N 1.4

    Pros

    Very fun, easy to pick up hard to master. great for slacking off in class with it's "boss mode" and you can even make youre own levels, though the 500 it comes with are very sufficient

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0
    • rewrote entire codebase in AS3 (from AS1)
    • improved anti-cheat technology
    • improved Ned: GUI, online and text-based saving, etc etc etc
    • added 100 new levels (20 new episodes)
    • added 100 legacy levels from each of N, N+ XBLA, N+ DS and N+ PSP
    • added 100 new user-made levels (20 new episodes)
    • added 2-player local co-op
    • added level sharing integration in N
    • added Account system to manage user-made levels, game progress
    • added Arcade Mode FUN-lockable
    • added new UI (thanks to Golden Gear Games)
    • added new main menu replays
    General
    Publisher Metanet Software
    Publisher web site http://www.metanetsoftware.com/about.html
    Release Date May 17, 2013
    Date Added May 17, 2013
    Version 2.0
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Platformer Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player or alternative
    Download Information
    File Size 4.57MB
    File Name Nv2-PC.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 511,958
    Downloads Last Week 47
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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