Based on the adorable Ninjatown characters created by toy company Shawnimals, Trees of Doom is a fun climbing game where your black-pajama-wearing friend scampers up a pair of trees, jumping back and forth between them to avoid enemies and obstacles and grab power-ups. Mushrooms act as trampolines for a quick boost, and branches are slingshots that let you aim your ninja before flinging him higher. All you have to do is tap the screen to jump and hold to run, but it’s still as tricky as it is adorable.
Of all the colorful plush creations Chicago-based toy designer Shawnimals has released into the world -- including large mustaches (with their own smaller mustaches) and pork buns, each with eyes and a mouth -- its Ninjatown line of colorful ninjas has garnered the most attention, even resulting in a well-received Nintendo DS strategy game from mobile developer Venan. With the Venan Arcade publishing brand now established, the two companies have crossed paths to create an all-new Ninjatown experience for the iPhone, titled Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!