A downloadable game

For ZX DEV MIA (2019)

Ninja Gardening Simulator - A powerful and accurate depiction of Ninja Botany.


After a long day of intense training, you head to the top of the Dojo.  The final duty of the day is to tend to the clan's prized rooftop garden. While watering the flowers, you hear a noise from below.  Peering over the edge, reveals that a rival Ninja clan are breaking into the compound and staging an attack!

Sadly, although you locked the doors, the windows are all open (it's a hot day!) Armed only with a huge supply of potted flowers, your new missions is to stop them getting in for as long as possible.

The rival ninjas attack in groups of 12.  The longer you can hold them off for, the faster they'll get and the more points you can earn. If 6  manage to enter the Dojo, they'll destroy part of the building and you'll take on that wave again but a slower speed.

The game ends when the rivals have gotten in six times. Good luck Ninja!


  • Keys - Q,W,Space
  • Kempston
  • Sinclair



  • v1.0 - Initial release
  • v1.1 - (hopefully) fixed a bug where purple ninjas sometimes get stuck under the second window

Thanks to:

Allan Turvey & Jonathan Cauldwell - ADGX
David Saphier - Musicizer II, and his Reaper / Autosiril videos
Allan Turvey, Funspot.it (I think this is Luca Bordoni?) & Brendan Alford - Support with ASM
The musicians of the American Civil War - merry tunes!

Updated 18 days ago
Published 20 days ago
TagsScore Attack, ZX Spectrum
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Joystick

Install instructions

This tap file should run on:

  • Any 48k or128k Spectrum (via an SD Card loader, or playing the tap file into the Spectrum)
  • All Spectrum emulators (tested on Spectaculator, FUSE and ZX Spin)

Any bother, leave a comment and I'll take a look.


Ninja-Gardening-Simulator-v1.1.tap 38 kB

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