"(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the D-pad and the A button! Fuji-yama (Fuji Mountain)!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd Description (Rhythm Tengoku)

"(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the Left and Right buttons! Fuji-yama!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd Description (Rhythm Tengoku Arcade)

"An enemy is attacking your lord!
Block the arrows with your sword--
and maybe next time bring a shield!
— Ninja Bodyguard Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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忍者 Ninja


Ninja title 3DS

BPM 139
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku
Game Number 26 (Tengoku)
63 (Megamix)
Perfect Reward Light Drum (Tengoku)
1 Flow Ball (Megamix)

Ninja Bodyguard (忍者 Ninja?) is the 22nd Rhythm Game in Rhythm Tengoku and the 63rd game in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about a Black Ninja who protects his Feudal Lord from the White Ninjas' onslaught. A sequel is later unlocked in Rhythm Tengoku called Ninja no Shison.


Ninja gameplay
Ninja Bodyguard Arcade
Ninja gameplay 3DS

In this rhythm game, the player controls the Ninja who wears all black. He uses the A button, and then the D-Pad, to swing his sword back and forth in time to destroy the arrows shot as his lord.


Button Mode

  • A: Swing sword right. Can only be done if the sword is to the left.
  • D-Pad: Swing sword left. Can only be done if the sword is to the right.

Arcade Version

  • D-Pad: Swing Sword Left and Right (depends on its current place).

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Swing sword left or right (depends on its current place).

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The arrow is split in half.
  • Barely: The arrow will bounce out of the way, making a shing noise. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The arrow goes past the ninja and pins to the wall, shocking the master.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Tengoku


  • "トノから ひとこと" (A word from the feudal lord)

Try Again

  • "ちゃんと 守ってよネ…" (Please protect me properly...)
  • "すばやい 剣さばきが みじゅくである。" (Your fast sword timing is unskilled.)
  • "「四連矢」 に コテンパンである。" (You couldn't handle the "four arrows in a row".)


  • "う~ん..." (Yeah...)
  • "まぁまぁ、 かな。" (OK, I guess?)
  • "とりあえず..." (Anyway...)
  • "よしと します。" (You did your best.)


  • "すばやい 剣さばきであった!" (Your fast sword timing is good!)
  • "「四連矢返し」 が おみごと!" (The "four arrows in a row" reflection was wonderful!)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "My Lord Solemnly Intones"

Try Again

  • "I hired you to protect me."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "Impressive swordplay."


Rhythm Tengoku

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item


Rolled-Up Secrets
My lord carries this scroll with him at all times. I have never asked him what it contains, but the rumor is that its secrets made him the wealthy and powerful man he is today. But it might just be a love letter or something.

Skill Star

When the White Ninjas shoot four arrows at once, slice the last arrow perfectly to collect the star.


Ninja Bodyguard 2P

"(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the left and the right button! Fuji-yama!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd 2P Description

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忍者 2P Ninja 2P
BPM 130
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku Arcade
Game Number 11
Perfect Reward None

Ninja Bodyguard also appears in the 2P mode of Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade) where it is referred to as Ninja Bodyguard 2P (忍者 2P Ninja 2P?). It plays the same as the 1P version, except the two players take turns on each section. This effectively doubles the length of the game.


  • In the Korean version, most clothes were changed.
  • This is the only rhythm game in the entire series to start with a skippable cutscene instead of a practice.
  • The towers during the cutscene look similar to the ones seen in Dog Ninja.
    • Also, the Ninja Bodyguard title card share the same scenario from Dog Ninja title card: A big yellow moon with grass in foreground, in a dark blue sky.
  • According to the debug menu in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, a short version of this game was intended to appear.[1]
  • In Megamix, there are some unused sprites which recreate the GBA versions of the epilogues.

Korean Differences

Game artwork

Elsewhere Korean
Ninja 3DS Korean Ninja

Game icon

Elsewhere Korean
Ninja 3DS icon Game agbTono L KR


White Ninjas
Elsewhere Korean
White Ninja 3DS IMG E2084
Black Ninja & Lord
Elsewhere Korean
Ninja gameplay 3DS IMG E2085

Epilogue Screens

Try Again
Elsewhere Korean
Ninja NG Ng KR
Elsewhere Korean
Ninja OK Ok KR
Elsewhere Korean
Ninja HI Hi KR

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japanese 忍者 Ninja
US English (US)
UK English (UK)
FR French Protection ninja
ES Spanish Guardaespaldas ninja
D German Ninja-Garde
IT Italian Ninja del corpo
KR Korean 보디가드 Bodyguard

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