When an app comes out that not-so-subtly takes inspiration from major motion pictures, we're tempted to look the other way. The exception, of course, is if they're good. Dojo Madness is one of those exceptions. You play as a ninja raccoon that must defend his dojo from evil wolves, gorillas, and turtles. Also, you shoot blue laser balls.

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The app has a very Fruit Ninja feel to it, with the dojo aesthetic and the fast-paced gameplay. You, the Ninja Raccoon, stand in the middle of a room while enemies come at you from eight different tracks. You use a combination of close range physical attacks and long-range magic attacks to fend off the invasion.

The graphics are impressive and gameplay is very smooth. The only annoyance is the full-screen ad that pops up between rounds. You can remove the ads via a one-time in-app purchase, though, if you're impatient. That minor annoyance aside, if you're looking for yet another time waster after finishing whatever level pack Angry Birds has released this week, check out Dojo Madness.


The app was not found in the store. :-(