Masked Ninja Hanamaru (Kamen no
The Famicom Yo! Noid
First Level: Harbor
Subtract the pizza references, replace
the Noid with a masked ninja, and trade in
the yo-yo for a bird and you essentially have the Famicom version in a nutshell (although there are a few other changes as well).
|Masked Ninja Hanamaru
The levels appear in the same order as Yo!
Side-by-side comparisons between
the two versions' sprites:
Notice the more sinister-looking enemies on the left.
(The bird-loving ninja looks a tad more mysterious, too,
wearing those giant Elton John shades.)
One of the bigger differences is the end-level card battling.
The bosses here are a lot more creative
than the rainbow-colored Noids. These matches work the same as the pizza eating contests in that items
you picked up along the way (such as the II
cards) can be used to your benefit. The goal
is identical, except, of course, you're no longer scarfing down high-calorie pizza pies.