Naruto: Ninja Destiny DS

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  • Summary: Players can now take their ninja battles on the road with NARUTO: Ninja Destiny, the first 3D head-to-head NARUTO fighter for the Nintendo DS. Any aspiring ninja can unleash powerful jutsu and take advantage of items to brawl his way to victory against 16 different characters. Dual-screenPlayers can now take their ninja battles on the road with NARUTO: Ninja Destiny, the first 3D head-to-head NARUTO fighter for the Nintendo DS. Any aspiring ninja can unleash powerful jutsu and take advantage of items to brawl his way to victory against 16 different characters. Dual-screen combat will allow fierce battles to unfold on the top screen while power ups can be strategically unleashed on the touch screen for fast, frenetic action. Core fighting game fans and casual gamers alike will find plenty to enjoy, thanks to a combo move system that is both intuitive to pick-up and challenging to master. Featuring scenes, characters, and storylines from up to the 140th episode of the hit animated television series currently airing on Cartoon Network, NARUTO: Ninja Destiny offers an intense single-player story and versus mode, along with wireless multiplayer combat. [Tomy] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. It is truly one of the powerhouse titles on the DS, and everybody should give it a try - especially Naruto fans.
  2. Certainly a game most fighting fans will go back to. It could also be the first time young gamers discover the genre, and with its instantly-addictive gameplay, they're likely to stick with the genre from here on out.
  3. 72
    A much-needed leap in the right direction, as the game draws its inspiration from the Clash of Ninja series, and succeeds in delivering one of the best fighting games on DS, and it’s only going to get better down the line.
  4. 70
    When the limbs stop flying and the dust settles, Naruto: Ninja Destiny is as close to what fans want in a Naruto fighter as they will get on the Nintendo DS: fast-paced fighting with a dash of touch screen support for item usage.
  5. A 3D fighter on DS is long overdue, and D3 deserves kudos for being the first to publish such a title. Unfortunately, there are too many pieces of frosting missing to make this either a good introduction to the world of Naruto or a solid execution of a fighter on the handheld.
  6. 60
    Though we found plenty of things to annoy us, the basic gameplay and extravagant character roster (once unlocked) should be enough to satisfy most fans.
  7. While the battle modes do offer you a chance to play as some of the other characters in the series, butt-ugly rendering and all, most of them are locked in the beginning however. Now, I know there’s a way to unlock them, because over the course of reviewing the game I unlocked a couple, but I’ll be damned if I know how I did it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    5
    An average fighter that doesn't offer much in terms of gameplay depth or replay value. The roster is relatively big and diverse and story modeAn average fighter that doesn't offer much in terms of gameplay depth or replay value. The roster is relatively big and diverse and story mode passes some time even if non-fans may get lost. The game also suffers from a lack of game modes and sub-par graphics. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    Sadly, "Naruto Ninja Destiny" is one ugly looking DS game with terrible graphics and simplistic dialogue.
  3. Nov 8, 2013
    2
    Not a great game to begin with. The graphics are horrible and glitchy and the controls are suckish. I mean, what was Bandai thinking when theyNot a great game to begin with. The graphics are horrible and glitchy and the controls are suckish. I mean, what was Bandai thinking when they gave this game out to millions of children. I, however, have played this game and I must say it sucks. I never played it after how short the story was and how short the character roster was. All in all, this game sucks and should be thrown in a fire. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2015
    0
    Naruto: Ninja Destiny is a very, average game at best. The fighting mechanics are very simple and almost to the point requires no though intoNaruto: Ninja Destiny is a very, average game at best. The fighting mechanics are very simple and almost to the point requires no though into what "combo" can I do. The story mode is short and trust me after you've played the story mode, you would never want to go back. The Battle mode is practically what you get from the story mode, just battles. No fun, not much characters. Wireless Battle mode... lawl. And the menu, just looking at the menu can give you a synopsis of how this game will be. A bad to average game both Naruto and Non Naruto fans will say "School project or a game created under 90 minutes?" Expand

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#48 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008