Ninja Village is the first area of The Messenger. It is a village of ninjas and is Ninja's home. It introduces exposition for the beginning of Ninja's journey, and the Cloudstep technique is explained here as a tutorial. 500 years later, Ninja Village becomes a village of soldiers and is Soldier's home.
The east side of Ninja Village leads to Autumn Hills.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
8-Bit[edit | edit source]
Ninja Village has yellow and brown color architecture with green accents. There are green plants. In the background are an orange background with aqua clouds tinged with orange, and a yellow sun in the upper-left corner of the screen. When the demons attack, the color scheme changes to orange and red.
16-Bit[edit | edit source]
Ninja Village has gray futuristic architecture. There are red plants, and it's perpetually nighttime with a starry sky and a full moon in the upper-left corner, like Autumn Hills. When the demons attack, the color scheme changes to red.
Items[edit | edit source]
8-Bit[edit | edit source]
- Ninja automatically starts off with Cloudstep.
- After watching the intro cutscene involving the Demon King, Ninja receives the Scroll from The Bowman.
- After Ninja gains the power to time travel, he can speak with the Ninja Elder to obtain an Astral Seed.
- After Ninja gives the Astral Tea Leaves to the Elder, the Elder gives him an Ordinary Wax Candle.
Power Seals[edit | edit source]
- For the main article, see Power Seals.
Power Seal #1[edit | edit source]
In 16-bit, travel to the leftmost side of the level. Jump onto the floating platform and Rope Dart the vertical wall in the tall section of the tree. Climb up to reach the Power Seal room.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The tea house in the beginning of Ninja Village is an easter egg that references The Shopkeeper's story in Autumn Hills.
- Although Ninja Village's treehouse is only accessible in 16-bit, there is a fully modeled 8-bit version of the treehouse. The Power Seal pathway within the treehouse is appropriately sealed off with a 3-wall symbol, the symbol usually used to represent a pathway that's blocked until Ninja arrives in the opposite era. In the beta version of the game, the 8-bit treehouse could presumably be accessed from the wall extending below, but in the final version of the game, the wall is absent in 8-bit and only present in 16-bit.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- For the main article, see Achievements.
|Enter The Ninja|
Beat the intro without dying
Gallery[edit | edit source]
General[edit | edit source]
8-Bit Screens[edit | edit source]
16-Bit Screens[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Interactive Locations Map[edit | edit source]
|Locations in The Messenger|
|Messenger Island||Ninja Village • Autumn Hills • Forlorn Temple • Catacombs • Bamboo Creek • Howling Grotto • Quillshroom Marsh • Searing Crags • Glacial Peak • Tower of Time • Cloud Ruins • Underworld • Dark Cave • Rivière Turquoise • Sunken Shrine • Elemental Skylands • Corrupted Future • Music Box|
|Voodkin Island||Open Sea • Voodkin Shore • Fire Mountain • Voodoo Heart|
|Miscellaneous Locations||The Shop • Tower of Time HQ • The Craftsman's Corner • The Void|