Cubic Ninja

Cubic Ninja

Digital ReleaseNintendo 3DS
March 28, 2013 (JP)
DelistingNovember 19, 2014
DeveloperAQ Interactive
PublisherMarvelousAQL (JP)
Ubisoft (AU, EU, NA)
Available OnRetail
Nintendo 3DS page (Archive)


Cubic Ninja was delisted from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan on November 19, 2014, after homebrew developer Jordan “Smealum” Rabet revealed an exploit for Nintendo 3DS systems on November 17, 2014, two days beforehand. Titled Ninjhax, the exploit allowed all Nintendo 3DS systems to be able to execute homebrew code with the use of Cubic Ninja. Ninjhax was officially released on November 20, 2014.

In the days following the reveal of the exploit, Cubic Ninja reportedly became extremely hard to find at retail, with copies of the game selling for up to hundreds of dollars. Nintendo likely removed the game from the eShop shortly thereafter as the developer AQ Interactive was closed and absorbed into MarvelousAQL in October 2011, leaving them unable to patch the game.

Cubic Ninja remains available on physical media in every region it released in.

About the Game

From Nintendo Japan page, via Google Translate: 

Welcome to a new world of play, conjoying a little weird play style。
The operation method is very simple! Just tilt the Nintendo 3DS body!! that’s all!
Up and down front, left and right, and the ends diganally。Tilt the Nintendo 3DS body in different directions, boil and tilt again。
I’m sure you will delivery a Wonderful smile and satisfaction to you。