Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution

Common Sense Media says

A decent 3-D Ninja brawler especially for fans.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

It's all about fighting.

Violence

It's a fighting game, but there's no blood. The graphics resemble the TV show, which has similar content.

Sex

One or two female fighter wear short/tight clothing.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Part of the Naruto merchandising machine, but doesn't promote any other products.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this cartoon fighter looks and feels similar to the popular TV series. The game doesn't show blood, gore, or intense violence, but it's a fighting game. Also, the "mild suggestive themes" warned by the ESRB come out of the clothing worn by the female fighters, which is short and tight.

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What's it about?

Not surprisingly, the mega-popular Naruto animated television show on the Cartoon Network -- based on the Japanese manga (comics) series -- has spawned many successful DVDs, action figures, video and card games, books, and more. Now, Nintendo Wii owners can test their skills as a young ninja with NARUTO: CLASH OF NINJA REVOLUTION, a fun and fast-paced video game that, while not doing much to push the fighting genre forward, delivers a fun and frenetic brawler for you and up to three friends. Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution lets you play as or against more than 20 familiar characters including Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, plus lesser-known fighters such as Tenten and Temari.

As with most fighting games, all of the characters have special powers to master. While a bit confusing at first, you can control Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution by holding the Wii Remote horizontally; using the Wii Remote and tethered Nunchuk controller (recommended); or using the Wii Classic Controller ($19.99) or the original GameCube controller. The game doesn't take full advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing technology, but the Wii Remote and Nunchuk combo is still the best option. Along with button presses, you can move the two controllers through the air to enhance basic and heavy attacks or to deflect projectiles.

Is it any good?

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Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution offers eight fighting arenas -- which is plenty -- though we've seen a few of them in past Naruto video games. In this Wii exclusive, however, each stage has two areas you can fight in, therefore you can toss an enemy off to one side of the ring and it might lead to the secondary location to continue the clash. And thanks to nine game modes, you can expect a lot of bang for your buck. The single-player options include training, a story-driven mission mode, player vs. CPU, time attack, survival mode, and fun (but basic) mini-games. Multiplayer modes are two-player head-to-head or one-on-three -- against each other or against computer-controlled fighters -- and a cooperative survival mode against computer-controlled opponents.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether this game would be fun to play if it didn't have the familiar Naruto faces, voices, and locations. Is this game taking advantage of the TV show's popularity, or does it have its own legs to stand on (or both)?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:D3Publisher of America
Release date:October 24, 2007
Genre:Fighting
ESRB rating:T for Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes (Nintendo Wii)

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Kid, 12 years old October 5, 2009
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Perfect Game for 8+

best game ever. good for ages 8+. no blood
Teen, 13 years old Written bybubulicious808 December 14, 2008
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DANG IT!!!!!!

SOON AS I GET THE GAME THE SECOND ONE COMES OUT!!! I USED TO COST 50 BUCKS AND NOW ITS 17 BUCKS AND ITS HARD TO FIND CHEAP WII GAMES BUT wwhhhyyyyyyy!!!
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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Very Good

i liked this game beacuse it really gives me a workout with all the punching.

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