Naruto: Clash of Ninja GameCube

  • Publisher: D3
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. The cel-shaded graphics are crisp and fit this title perfectly. [JPN Import]
  2. Bottom line: A three day rental would definitely give you an insight into how much longevity you'll wring out of Naruto: Clash Of Ninja in the long run.
  3. Straightforward pick up and play battling with insane Jutsu moves and lots of spirit in tow, this one is sure to entertain every time you boot it up.
  4. The frenetic, out-of-control battles take no time to warm up to, but fighting enthusiasts will probably shudder at the game's simplicity.
  5. 80
    With such a rich source for inspiration, the characters are fantastically realised.
  6. While the game offers little to strive for in terms of hidden content or special endings, Clash of Ninja is worthy of continued play in and of itself.
  7. 80
    A landmark in what some might consider more "casual" fighting games. Not only is it great fun, but it's the best fighting game on GameCube (sorry, Smash Bros is not a traditional fighting game), and one of the best 3D fighters around.
  8. 80
    Naruto: Clash of Ninja is an engaging, energetic, button-smacking workout--whether you're a Naruto fan or not. [Apr 2006, p.31]
  9. 79
    It's something of a gateway through which future Naruto games will arrive, once the fandom has a chance to fully develop on this side of the ocean.
  10. 78
    A great example of how licensed products should be presented. The game plays great, looks exactly like the show, and brings life to the characters in a big way. Naruto addicts should pick this one up for sure.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. ChrisB.
    Jun 18, 2006
    3
    I am a huge Naruto fan, such a big fan that i bought a GameCube just so I could play this game. That was the bigest waste of 140 dollars that I am a huge Naruto fan, such a big fan that i bought a GameCube just so I could play this game. That was the bigest waste of 140 dollars that I have ever spent. Weakest fighting system ever! Full Review »
  2. Jul 6, 2016
    10
    This game, my son was looking so forward to this game the only thing he wanted for his last birthday he is 8 and he has had many terminalThis game, my son was looking so forward to this game the only thing he wanted for his last birthday he is 8 and he has had many terminal diseases and all he wanted was to see he favorite naruto characters duke it out in a fun creative way. But what i got was the worst game i've ever seen he beat it in 13 minutes he is 8 for christs sake. His last game will be this game i hope you're happy. like farcry with guns Full Review »
  3. Aug 18, 2012
    3
    I'm a huge Naruto fan, but this game is absolutely crappy. There a only a few modes, hardly any characters, and almost no unlockables. AndI'm a huge Naruto fan, but this game is absolutely crappy. There a only a few modes, hardly any characters, and almost no unlockables. And because of this not much fun. No matter how much of a Naruto fan do yourself a favor and pass on this game. And if you want a fantastic Naruto game for your Gamecube pick up this games infinitely superior sequel. Full Review »