Michael "The Know-It-All Ninja" Vasquez 0

Make American Ninja Warrior A Video Game

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“American Ninja Warrior” is an awesome TV show. Did you know that the Japanese version of “Ninja Warrior” ("Sasuke") had its own video game back around the year 2000? Did you know that all of my Ninja friends, my brother, his friends and I have all spent hours and hours building "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle courses on other video games, like Minecraft and Roblox and Halo. (Actually, my mom won’t let me play Halo, but I know a lot of other people use Halo to run Ninja obstacle courses.) But for some reason, no “American Ninja Warrior” video games exist. This has to change.

My name is Michael Vasquez. I am 14 years old and I am an "American Ninja Warrior" superfan. In fact, I’m such an expert on "Ninja Warrior" and "Sasuke" that my nickname is the Know-It-All Ninja. I also train at The Movement Lab in New Jersey for Ninja Warrior with my friend Chris Wilczewski. But I have a bunch of conditions that make it really hard for me to be a real-life physical competitor, including autism spectrum disorder, scoliosis and on top of that, severe Tourette’s Syndrome. (I really hit the jackpot, didn’t I?) I told myself a while ago that I’m better off being a spectator than a competitor. That’s what’s great about sports video games. You don’t have to be an athlete to participate, especially when you want to, but can’t.

In my opinion, the producers of "American Ninja Warrior" are missing a huge opportunity. That’s why I’m calling on the producers of “American Ninja Warrior,” A. Smith & Co. NBC Universal, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony to create, license and produce an “American Ninja Warrior” video game.

If I were designing an "American Ninja Warrior" game, it would include modes where you could build your own course, run as one of your favorite athletes from the show like Chris and his brother Brian Wilczewski, Jessie Graff, Michelle Warnky, Ryan Stratis and Jamie Rahn Or you could create your own character. We could even have hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila as characters providing sideline commentary. My sister made an Xbox 360 video game box, so you can see how great this game would be if it were real.

Everyone, if you think there should be a real “American Ninja Warrior” video game, please sign my petition and let the world know we need this game!


Michael Vasquez,

AKA The Know-It-All Ninja.

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