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  • Summary: NARUTO: Ninja Council 3 is based on episodes from VIZ Media's anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO and will feature mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all availableNARUTO: Ninja Council 3 is based on episodes from VIZ Media's anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO and will feature mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all available characters in the mission to increase their chance of success. Using the new interchangeable attack system, players select a main character to complete the mission and then customize their attack scheme by selecting special techniques from other available characters -- increasing their chance of success by combining the best techniques for the mission. Players can activate special attacks using the Nintendo DS stylus on the touch screen or by blowing into the microphone. Just like a true ninja, in NARUTO: Ninja Council 3, players will have to protect, defend or defeat as they train hard to perfect their skills in order to progress through the ranks in over 40 missions ranging in difficulty from moderate to challenging. Up to four players (wireless) can choose from over 20 different characters with four different playing modes including Timed Mode, Scroll Collection Mode and Head-to-Head Versus Mode. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. It’s a slick little pick-up-and-play experience, though sadly, it is a short one. The varied Wi-Fi Party mode almost would've made up for NC3's brevity... if it only allowed game sharing.
  2. Gamers with an undeniable need for Naruto gaming action will be amused – if only on the first play-through – by the gameplay this sequel distributes. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a beat-‘em-up with something more substantial than license amusement, you may want to look elsewhere.
  3. 65
    The game is a definite step above the previous Ninja Council, but the series still has a long road ahead, as this one suffers from some odd button layout, wonky physics at times, and a few annoying fetch quests or “kill 30 enemies” challenges that just get in the way off good old fashioned ninja battling.
  4. 55
    There simply isn't enough in Naruto: Ninja Council, but only a select few who enjoy the multiplayer might be able to forgive this.
  5. Where before there was too little, here there is not enough worth getting involved with. The home console installments are usually worth your time, but Namco-Bandai has yet to make a handheld Naruto worth it.
  6. The game really holds no value for anybody outside of a Naruto fan, and even then, this game is simply not worth the money and frustration required for it.
  7. Naruto Shippuden Ninja Council 3 European Version is a big disappointment in every way. The platforming doesn't work and the fighting system is shallow. The low production value, dull multiplayer and a short story mode result in a game that should be avoided.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. MarcosC.
    Jun 2, 2007
    10
    This is the best game ever!!
  2. BryanPlasky
    Oct 30, 2007
    8
    dued last I hear you can not rent ds or any hand held games. maybe on that dumb site game flys. this game is britty good for the ds. if your adued last I hear you can not rent ds or any hand held games. maybe on that dumb site game flys. this game is britty good for the ds. if your a narato fan and going on a long trip or the power is out you have to get this game. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    7
    Naruto: Ninja Council 3 is not as good as the previous entry in the series, but that doesn't mean you should pass this game up, graphicallyNaruto: Ninja Council 3 is not as good as the previous entry in the series, but that doesn't mean you should pass this game up, graphically it's not been improved upon since the last game but that's not really a bad thing, the sound is still just ok, controls are good, there isn't a real story mode which is a disappointment, it's just a bunch of mini games with the occasional boss fight in there so it doesn't get stale some of the missions are boring and some are pretty challenging, there is a good amount of characters to choose from and it's fun to see how different they are, all in all i would recommend this to Naruto fans, others might not enjoy as much. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2015
    7
    I feel like this game got toned down just a bit. Naruto Ninja Council 3 is the third installment of the Ninja Council series. And this title,I feel like this game got toned down just a bit. Naruto Ninja Council 3 is the third installment of the Ninja Council series. And this title, apparently doesn't have a campaign mode. Instead, it fills in that gap with a plethora of missions to dive into. Note that some of these missions are quite repetitive but most of them are fun. The overall gameplay is fun enough to waste hours into. Also the character selection... there is a lot to choose from. As you combine many, many characters into a team up to four, you can constantly switch in and out to combat foes or stage platforms. A great little game to waste your weekend on completing. Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2011
    5
    Well , the big brother games from Council ( that are Clash of Ninja, Revolution) are very cool. But the handheld version really doesn'tWell , the big brother games from Council ( that are Clash of Ninja, Revolution) are very cool. But the handheld version really doesn't surprise me at all, for instance, when you finish the game , there aren't more features in it. Just a plain story with unmemorable moments, tho, maybe you get a nice use for the money. But in terms of entertainment, not to much ... just grab the home consoles version. Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    3
    The game is ok enough to play but it really doesn't offer much. The story mode is disappointingly short and not very memorable. The control isThe game is ok enough to play but it really doesn't offer much. The story mode is disappointingly short and not very memorable. The control is clunky and some of the early missions are much harder than the later ones thanks to somethings that are broken like spamming attacks all people on the entire field. the game is playable but barely Expand
  7. RayjinA.
    Jul 25, 2007
    1
    This game was pitiful. I am so grateful I only rented it because within mintues I was board to death. I'd rather watch the grass grow This game was pitiful. I am so grateful I only rented it because within mintues I was board to death. I'd rather watch the grass grow than play it again. Expand