Naruto vs Ryu

“The Turtle”

Other famous Turtles:  Chun-Li  and Blanka (Street Fighter)

A turtle waits… and waits… and waits and waits and waits until you make a mistake. Then they attack. While Gaara has some great combo potential, as well as some pretty lethal mid- and long-range attacks, he really shines as a Turtle. As Gaara’s life depletes and he enters Latent Ninja Power mode, his sand will protect him from not only normal attacks and chip damage from special attacks; he will become able to block unblockable attacks. This includes special jutsu techniques. Additionally, he has a counter jutsu technique that he can activate from a defensive position to instantly attack from the guarding position. So in order to be safe, approach Gaara with caution and try throwing him instead of attacking… Turtles hate that.

“The Zoner”

Other famous Zoners:  Dhalsim, Dan Hibiki (Street Fighter); Rachel (BlazBlue); Sentinel (Marvel vs Capcom); Marth (Smash Bros)

True zoning characters control the space around themselves and their opponent. This is what Chiyo excels at. With no real attacks of her own – other than a throw – Chiyo must position and manipulate her puppets to simultaneously protect herself and attack her opponent. Although this can be a difficult task, she can be nearly impossible to get close to if done properly. Many of her moves track and cover large sweeping areas of the arena. Proceed with caution and keep your guard up.

“The Annoying Projectile Guy”

Other famous Projectile Guys:  Akuma (Street Fighter); Scorpion (Mortal Kombat); Mega Man

Everybody knows somebody that likes to throw too many projectiles in fighting games. Well, Deidara is that somebody. He makes exploding sculptures of birds and spiders out of C3 clay. The birds fly at you and the spiders crawl at you and there are lots of them. Once you get close to him (which will be rarely) make sure to use your hardest hitting, most damaging combo… because you might not get another chance.

“The Rush-Down”

Other famous Rush-Downers:  Yun (Street Fighter), Bryan Fury (Tekken), Captain Falcon (Smash Bros), Magneto (Marvel vs Capcom)

A “rush-down” character stays on the offensive and doesn’t let their opponent breathe. Komachi has all the necessary tools to do just that. She has air needles that she can hold in place and release on command to keep her opponents on the defensive – even when she uses slower attacks. She can teleport in front of or behind her opponents for easy mix-ups. Komachi can also use unblockable ground and air grabs to start combos. If that isn’t enough, her special jutsu activates with a projectile which makes her all the more dangerous and offensive. If you’re quick with your thumbs and have an aggressive personality, Komachi is for you.

Oct 30, 2009


  • PinkHairSasuke - December 11, 2009 12:50 a.m.

    All those descriptions about the characters were dead on. Though I wish Sakura was on the list as "The Slow Heavyhitter." There are plenty of other characters from other games that are like that.
  • hateichikage - November 8, 2009 1 a.m.

    Gwar... Naruto... specifically Naruto: Shippuden... could change the world. It is... the "Tale of a Gutsy Ninja" all the way through... hating it... comes from not knowing it... and hence not understanding it. Since this is a common excuse... "I couldn't force my way through the first 10 chapters/episodes."... is not a valid excuse. In order to pass judgement on this series... at least in the context of judging a game that hasn't even been released yet... one must know the series as a whole... or their opinion is meaningless. Meh though... I am going to purchase this game... because Clash of Ninja Revolution has been an amazingly fun fighting game series... Though a deep desperate part of me wants a game to come out with Pain... Fighting with Pain... would be so...... cool... given the truths behind him revealed as of late.
  • Japanjack - November 1, 2009 8:13 p.m.

    I was waiting to buy a Naruto game for them to get into the Shippudden arc and this might be the one (Just so long as it contains Japanese voice acting, there is a reason I've watched the Japanese one for 5 years...)
  • idlemindkiller - November 1, 2009 5 p.m.

    Naruto rules!!! Fuck the haters!!!!!!
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - November 1, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Ugh, one of my mates uses Gaara all the time. I'mma have to go all Choji on his ass now XD
  • sepirothpk - October 31, 2009 9:02 a.m.

    See, I wonder why Naruto gets the focus off all this hate. Their are plenty of crappy cartoons, yet Naruto manages to pull of good drawing style and a well made plot and gets a lot of hate for it? WTF? I might get this game, but i need a new console first. Is this based of those cardgames in Japan, the datacardass?
  • Cyberninja - October 31, 2009 4:08 a.m.

    since i am going to be the first real comment better make it good. i think i may rent this game just to annoy my friends with Deidara
  • Amnesiac - October 31, 2009 12:16 a.m.

    Because I'm a REBEL.
  • Finklemeyer - October 30, 2009 11:31 p.m.

    If naruto sucks so much. why are you commenting on this article.
  • Greed - October 30, 2009 8:47 p.m.

  • Greed - October 30, 2009 8:47 p.m.

  • Bears - October 30, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    naruto su- wait, nevermind
  • Amnesiac - October 30, 2009 6:56 p.m.

  • Levy - October 30, 2009 6:25 p.m.

    Not one for anime myself

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