- Publisher: Tomy Corporation
- Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings
Aug 27, 2012Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a fantastic game with a whole lot of characters. The versus mode is great, the extras are awesome, and the characters in the game are really balanced. I'm not a fan of the Story mode, because it only features one arc and is basically imbalanced... Overall its really worth a try and you should buy it.… Full Review »
Mar 28, 2013As a Naruto fan, I have had the opportunity to play a variety of games on various games consoles. Particularly on the Gameboy Advance, DS and Wii.
Naruto Clash of Ninja started as being direct translations of the Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen games. They were generally released two years after their counterparts, in order to match the speed of the dubbed anime episodes. However when GNT4 was released, the Nintendo Gamecube was being phased out in favour of the Nintendo Wii. Due to this, GNT3 and 4 were not released to American/European markets, instead being packaged as Clash of Ninja Revolution on the Wii. Rather than being translations of the original games, these games were adapted and reworked to work on the Wii software, using GNTEX as a framework for the game mechanics.
Starting from GNTEX2, there has been shared development of certain characters, during which characters in the American games were added to the Japanese games and vice versa. CON Revolution 3 was an expansion of GNTEX3, which contained the most number of characters to date, including Sasuke, Hidan and Kakuzu. The biggest leap in terms of story between Revolution 3 and Revolution 2 was that it was now based on the Shippuden storyline (taking place around three years after the original Naruto storyline). This meant adding new Jutsus (special attacks) and character costumes and movesets.
CON Revolution 3 works well in several ways. Story mode covers the Kazekage Rescue arc, which deals with when the Akatsuki kidnap Gaara at the start of Shippuden. While it ends there, it also contains characters from the later arcs as characters available for purchase in the shop.
CON Revolution 3’s gameplay is solid and enjoyable. This game is comparable to Tekken and Soul Calibur, but is generally a lot easier to learn. Having said that, there is a level of complexity to this game which has led to several game tournaments being organised. Advanced features such as combo cancels and teleporting add depth to the game, giving expert players the chance to perfect their fighting style and learn characters.
Players are encouraged to try multiple characters, in particular with the mission modes which give the user a large amount of game money (called Ryo) and are necessary to unlock particular characters.
Characters are unlocked in ‘sets’, so when all members of set 1 are purchased, the next set will be unlocked and so on. Some characters cost more than others. There are also stages to be purchased along with extra modes.
Classic fighting game modes such as Score Attack, Time Attack and Survival are in full force here, with the ability to play these in the Two-Man Tag Mode. This allows the player to pick two characters to fight against another two characters. You can perform Tag Team Special attacks, some of which are unique to those characters.
Many options are available to the player such as choosing the number of rounds, difficulty of the computer players and more. In four player battles, the player can assign people to different teams and apply handicaps for a more tailored game experience. There is also an online option for those who want remote opponents.
Overall, Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is the best Naruto game on the Wii, and one of the best fighting games available on the console. Unlocking characters is fun and versus mode has a lot to offer in the long-term.… Full Review »