忍者
敵襲(てきしゅう)だ!
十字ボタンとAボタン
で応戦(おうせん)だ!
フジヤマ(ふじさん)!!
ConsoleGBA Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Ninja
We're under attack!
Block with the D-pad
and the A button!
Fuji-yama!!
ConsoleGBA Icon.png (Translation)
忍者
敵襲だ!
左ボタンと右ボタンで応戦だ!
フジヤマ!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Ninja
We're under attack!
Block with the Left and Right buttons!
Fuji-yama!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png (Translation)
Ninja Bodyguard
An enemy is attacking your lord!
Block the arrows with your sword--
and maybe next time bring a shield!

Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Ninja Bodyguard (忍者 Ninja?) is the 22nd Rhythm Game in Rhythm Tengoku and the 63rd in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about a Ninja who protects his Lord from the enemy onslaught. The arrange version is unlocked later on in Rhythm Tengoku called Ninja no Shison.

Gameplay

Ninja gameplay.PNG
Ninja Bodyguard Arcade.png
Ninja gameplay 3DS.PNG

In this game, the player controls a black Ninja. He uses Ⓐ and ✚ to swing his sword back and forth in time to destroy the arrows shot by the white Ninjas, who plan on shooting down his lord.

Controls

Rhythm Tengoku/Rhythm Heaven Megamix

  • Ⓐ/Tap: Swing sword right (if on the left)
  • ✚/Tap: Swing sword left (if on the right)

Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)

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

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The arrow is split in half.
  • Early!/Late!: The arrow bounces out of the way, making a shing noise.
  • Miss...: The arrow goes past the ninja and pins to the wall, shocking the lord.

Results

ConsoleGBA Icon.png
トノから ひとこと(A Word from the Lord)
GradingNG GBA.png
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。(You lack quick sword skills.)
「四連矢」 に コテンパンである。(The "four arrows in a row" overwhelmed you.)
GradingOK GBA.png
う〜ん...(Hmm...)
まぁまぁ、 かな。(Well, I wonder.)
とりあえず...(For now...)
よしと します。(All right.)
GradingHI GBA.png
すばやい 剣さばきであった!(You're skilled with the quick sword!)
「四連矢返し」 が おみごと!(The "four arrows in a row" were blocked well!)
Console3DS Icon.png
My Lord Solemnly Intones
GradingNG 3DS.png
I hired you to protect me.
GradingOK 3DS.png
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
Impressive swordplay.

Epilogues

ConsoleGBA Icon.png

ConsoleArcade Icon.png
GradingNG GBA.png
GradingOK GBA.png
GradingHI GBA.png
Epilogue GBA Ninja Bodyguard NG.png Epilogue GBA Ninja Bodyguard OK.png Epilogue GBA Ninja Bodyguard HI.png
ゲッ! トノが きぜつしてる!! トノ! ごめんなさ~い。 アッパレって 言われちゃったゼ!!
(Geh! My lord has fainted!!) (My lord! Sooory~.) (He said I'm admirable!)
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard NG.png Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard OK.png Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard HI.png
Nooooo! I...I am glad you are safe, my lord. Not a scratch!

Rhythm Item

Scroll Rolled-Up Secrets
Scroll.png
Item holder.png
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

The Skill Star appears when the enemy ninjas shoot four arrows in a row.

Challenge Land

Ninja Bodyguard appears in the following Challenge Train courses:

Appearances

Ninja 2P

忍者 2P
敵襲だ!
左ボタンと右ボタンで応戦だ!
フジヤマ!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Ninja 2P
We're under attack!
Block with the Left and Right buttons!
Fuji-yama!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png (Translation)

This game also appears in the 2P mode of Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade) where it is referred to as Ninja 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.

Trivia

  • This is the only Rhythm Game in the entire series to start with a skippable cutscene instead of a practice.
  • This game and Ninja no Shison are the only games to have their controls changed in the arcade version.
  • The towers during the cutscene look similar to the ones seen in Dog Ninja.
    • Additionally, the Ninja Bodyguard prologue shares the same scenario as the one for Dog Ninja: 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 Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus and Rhythm World: The Best Plus, the description changes depending on the which control setting is being used. Normally, the word "タッチ" (Touch) is written in green, but here it is not. In all other versions, the description is rewritten without the controls.

Buttons:

忍者
敵襲(てきしゅう)だ!
✚ と Ⓐで 応戦(おうせん)だ!
フジヤマ(ふじさん)!!

Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Simple Tap

忍者
敵襲(てきしゅう)だ!
タッチ で 応戦(おうせん)だ!
フジヤマ(ふじさん)!!

Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  • In Rhythm World: The Best Plus, the characters' clothing were changed.

Korean Differences

Game artwork

Elsewhere Korean
Ninja 3DS.png Korean Ninja.png

Game icon

Elsewhere Korean
Ninja 3DS icon.png Game agbTono L KR.png

Gameplay

Enemies
Elsewhere Korean
White Ninja 3DS.jpeg IMG E2084.JPG
Ninja & Lord
Elsewhere Korean
Ninja gameplay 3DS.PNG IMG E2085.JPG

Epilogues

Try Again
Elsewhere Korean
Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard NG.png Ng KR.png
OK
Elsewhere Korean
Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard OK.png Ok KR.png
Superb
Elsewhere Korean
Epilogue 3DS Ninja Bodyguard HI.png Hi KR.png

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese 忍者
Ninja
Ninja
US.svg English Ninja Bodyguard
FR.svg French Protection ninja Ninja protection
DU.svg German Ninja-Garde Ninja Guard
IT.svg Italian Ninja del corpo Body-ninja
ES.svg Spanish Guardaespaldas ninja Ninja bodyguard
KR.svg Korean 보디가드
Bodigadeu
Bodyguard
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Rhythm Heaven Fever
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Night Walk
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Machine Land
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Citrus Land
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Donut Land
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Songbird Land
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Citrus Tower
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Donut Tower
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Barbershop Tower
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Songbird Tower
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Mamarin Palace
Left-Hand Tower
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