Throughout the series, it has been referenced as one of Cage's most infamous films. It was a flop in the US, but was successful in France. It had a number of sequels, and another was about to begin production during the events of Mortal Kombat 11, though Sonya Blade's death and the ensuing time anomaly prevented it from happening.
- According to one of Cyrax's Deadly Alliance Konquest text boxes, he loathes Johnny Cage's films and "felt especially robbed of his eight bucks when he saw Johnny's film, Ninja Mime."
- Advertisements for the movie appear on the Rooftop, in rubble on The Street, and also in the Subway of Mortal Kombat (2011).
- Johnny Cage has a "Ninja Mime" alternate outfit in Mortal Kombat X, depicting him as a stereotypical French mime.
- This costume makes a return in Mortal Kombat 11 with a more ninja-oriented design, to better fit the name.
- Mortal Kombat 11 makes multiple references to the movie:
- Johnny Cage has a special move based on Ninja Mime titled "Mime Time".
- One of Kabal's end of round taunts against Johnny Cage has him say "Ninja Mime 4 was bullshit!"
- Johnny Cage references this in one of the jokes he tells in his Mr. Cage's Neighborhood Fatality.
- The quotes are:
- Victim: Ninja Mime was awesome!
- Johnny Cage: Yeah, I rocked it.
- Victim: It really tore me up!
- (cue tomatoes thrown)
- The quotes are:
- If the player chooses the Joker with Johnny Cage as an announcer, Cage will sometimes comment "Ain't no Ninja Mime".
- In the Joker's ending, Cage is seen wearing his Ninja Mime outfit from MKX instead.
- In one of his interactions with Spawn, Cage will discourage Spawn from watching his Ninja Mime film due to his strong dislike of clowns (mostly referring to Violator).