Ninja Spinki, from the creator of Flappy Bird, is an exasperating and addictive mobile game, offering 30 challenges to overcome, from bouncing cats to plummeting cannonballs.
Delightfully infuriating: Your goal is to guide your ninja through five sets of increasingly difficult challenges, from avoiding bouncing cats to dodging cannonballs. Unlike Flappy Bird, the varied challenges begin easy enough but grow increasingly demanding as you progress through the game. Like Flappy Bird, Ninja Spinki can be maddening.
Two ways to play: Complete each challenge within a set time, starting at 10 seconds, or tap Endless to continue the game until your red-clad ninja hits an obstacle.
Free and ad-supported: Ninja Spinki is supported by ads, so you can play through all levels, with no need to pay to unlock challenges. The ads run across the top and are not disruptive.
Insists you set up an account: While you can play through the game without setting up a Google Play Games account, the app will nag you enough that it becomes easier to sign in and keep playing.
Jittery movements: Your control over the ninja's movements sometimes feels unexpected, and at times you lurch into obstacles instead of avoiding them.
Ninja Spinki is a fine way to waste your time, as you guide your ninja through an increasingly annoying collection of challenges.