Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun, The Inspiration For Robot Ninja Haggleman, Revived For 3DS

By Spencer . January 29, 2013 . 2:55pm

ninjaj Here’s a surprise we didn’t see coming Ninja JaJaMaru-kun one of Jaelco’s oldest franchises is getting a new game. Yeah, we remember the Ninja JaJaMaru-kun game for the DS that Jaleco quietly canceled, but Ninja JaJaMaru-kun: Princess Sakura and the Secret Dragon probably will come out!


Why? Because it has a different publisher, Hamster, and Famitsu announced a April 25 release date for the 4,980 yen ($55) Nintendo 3DS game. Ninja JaJaMaru-kun is the inspiration for Robot Ninja Haggleman, one of the games in Retro Game Challenge.



  • Retro Game Challenge was the best purchase I’ve ever done! Too bad the sequel is almost unlikely to be coming here.

  • Aoshi00

    Nice it’s getting a remake, as nostalgic as Jajamaru-kun was, the game was too simple and outdated to be purchased again on VC now.. I love the music, but would probably put it down after several minutes..

  • kupomogli

    Haggleman 1 and 2 were my favorite games on Retro Game Challenge, but all the games except the slowdown ridden no skill at all Galaga clone were pretty good.

    If you own a DS or 3DS and don’t own this game, you really need to pick it up. You should have picked it up years ago, but if you do it now I’ll forgive you for not supporting a game as awesome as this until now.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      This indeed.^_^ I mean, Hagglemand 1 and 2 is also great and the way they move to Haggleman 3 being Shinobi/Ninja Gaiden style is also so fun,^_^
      Not to mention the rpg game section is also another great game.^_^

      The only sad thing here is that there are no chance for us to get the sequel here considering how bad the first series is too X-Seed.T_T This is a really sad thing considering how fun the game is.T_T

  • mirahsan2

    I’ll buy 2! Since it’s not a generic shooter! YES!

  • 55 dollars? o_O

  • Krisi92

    Speaking of really old, Japan-based franchises, Konami should finally make a new Goemon game.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    If the game can be even funner than Haggleman here, i will even fork 60 bucks for this game here.^_^
    I mean, we need more variation for gaming here as it is sad that now many genre overlap each other.T_T

  • Kunio_kun

    Best news I’ve heard all day!!!

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