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. Naruto: Clash of Ninja has very little to offer as a fighting game, but there's a decent amount of fun to be had for those who appreciate the license.
  2. The game won't keep you in terms of any kind of longevity, but it's an engaging enough fighter to keep you busy until the next hot GameCube title comes tumbling into stores.
  3. In the end there is not too much substance for the game. It is pretty fun, and even easy enough to pick up and play.
  4. Fans will appreciate the good-looking characters and hard-hitting attacks, but Clash of Ninja is an experience cut short by a pervasive lack of depth.
  5. 60
    Though this game does manage to shine in some aspects of the presentation, the actual gameplay doesn't manage to pass higher than ordinary.
  6. Naruto: Clash of Ninja is a pretty fun game that would have been a lot better with more depth in the fighting controls.
  7. Nintendo Power
    70
    It doesn't add a whole lot to the fighting genre, but it's a rewarding game with a well-tuned fighting system and loads of replay value. [May 2006, p.91]
  8. It allows fans of the series to play as their favourite shinobi warriors and do it in style. After extensive time with the 2-player mode, it becomes pretty obvious that the game is geared more towards button-mashers, but, if you're a big Naruto fan, this game is for you.
  9. Play Magazine
    60
    There's enough to unlock to keep young fans engaged but I was hoping for more TM Naruto action. [May 2006, p.54]
  10. For us older fans (especially those raised on the fansubs) and people with even a tiny knowledge of how fighting games work, one shouldn't even bother giving this a second look.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. Jul 28, 2016
    8
    Well the 2nd game is better but this game is good enough and playable and like-able. But the game does have flaws but the game does have goodWell the 2nd game is better but this game is good enough and playable and like-able. But the game does have flaws but the game does have good fighting mechanics. Full Review »