Naruto: Ultimate Ninja review

When Smash Bros. goes to ninja school, we all win

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Before we get on to the final verdict, let's pause for a moment and explore just how much stuff is going on in a given arena. Even though this is a relatively quiet moment, there are still several things to be aware of in each fight. Soak it up for a second and then jet on to the last page for our score.

  1. Shikamaru's off balance from the star attack, so make with the combos
  2. If you need to, you can leap into the background and see what's back there
  3. This is your energy meter. Keep it full by pounding your enemy into the dirt
  4. Glowing objects can be broken and contain even more items to use
  5. These slots are where your gathered items are stored, like ninja stars

More info

DescriptionA scruffier take on ninja school, this anime fighter emphasizes flashy, lengthy moves and over-the-top fan service.
Franchise nameNaruto
UK franchise nameNaruto
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.