Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3

Game review by
Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media
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Violent 3-D fighter, but no blood; for fans of the series.
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age 4+
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age 9+
Based on 11 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

As with other games in this series, Naruto and his friends use violence to get out of most jams. That, plus the occasional sexual reference and name calling, means the game sends an overall negative message to children.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Naruto and his friends are good people, but they tend to use violence to solve any and all problems. The group also uses insults to make themselves feel better when compared to their friends and enemies.

Ease of Play

Even though it’s simply a fighting game, the controls are quite complex and could give gamers with smaller hands a workout when using the Wii remote. Button combos are easy to learn, but the layout on the Remote is difficult to deal with. Gamers can use the Classic Controller, the GameCube controller, or a combination of Wii remote alone or with the nunchuk to find the perfect control scheme.

Violence

This game is based around martial arts fighting and includes some bladed weapons. No blood appears in the game, but magical attacks are used quite often. Two characters appear to be impaled in short cut-scenes. 

Sex

Some female characters tend to fall into stereotypical roles at some points within the game, but are generally equally as strong and tough as males. Also, there are some implied sexual jokes involving a ‘Make-out Manual' as well as some references to characters named Sexy Jutsu (magic) and Pervy Sage (a teacher)

Language

There are a few sexual terms, including "pervy" and "sexy." Also, characters call one another names such as "idiot" and "jerk." 

Consumerism

Naruto is a worldwide brand with licensed cartoons, toys, and video games appearing almost everywhere.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a fighting game in which characters use their fists, feet, and various bladed weapons to attack on another. A couple of characters are impaled in a cut-scene, but there is no blood. Since our heroes resort to violence and name-calling at the first sign of any trouble, they aren't particularly good role models. Plus, mild sexual references made by the game's characters during cut-scenes.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byxJaken November 29, 2009

Pft, sexual references? Please.

I own the game, unlocked everything, and it's fun. There are no sexual references from what I know, seeing as I play it everyday since I got it, and there... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 20, 2011

Good game, not for children under 10

A very well-made game, it is my opinion that this game is good for 12 year-old's and up. If you have a 10 or 11 year-old asking to to get this, I think tha... Continue reading

What's it about?

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: CLASH OF NINJA REVOLITION 3 is a follow-up to one of the better fighting games to grace the Nintendo Wii, and it doesn’t disappoint. Following Naruto back to the Hidden Leaf Village, players meet some old friends and enemies while fighting to prove Naruto and his ninja troop’s worth to rescue Gaara. It doesn't evole the franchise much, but the foundation is solid. Using animation from the cartoon series, the story unfolds in cutscenes that introduce the upcoming fight.

Is it any good?

Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3  is a fairly deep fighting experience that utilizes every button on the Wii Remote, but the layout of the controller does make things somewhat trying at times. Thankfully, the game allows the use of the GameCube controller as well as the Wii Classic controller which both make controlling the game a lot easier. Jumping, dodging, and countering attacks are performed with various button presses, and the animation is very smooth and evokes the style. The game looks quite sharp for Wii title, featuring cartoon cut scenes straight from the Anime series as well as nicely detailed 3-D representations of the characters from the show.

Online interaction: Online play is available here in both Friend only matches or against a random stranger.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about playing games online, and how we can protect ourselves. What sort of threats exist? How can we learn to recognize them? What safety precautions should we all take?

  • Families can also discuss how popular brands are often marketed to children, and how to identify a quick cash grab versus a game of higher quality.

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $39.99
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: TOMY Corporation
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes

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