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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    As 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.
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  2. Jan 10, 2012
    10
    The best on line fighting game on the wii. TvsC or any other can't compare to this game, that has some flaws, but are unnoticed by the fighting system and characters.
  3. Aug 27, 2012
    10
    Naruto 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.
  4. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    I love this game with a variety of Naruto characters it is fun the whole way I love it and u will to. It is epic I want 2 say the whole story but I cant trust me its epic I complete it 100 I just need 2 complete mission mode.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 80
    Although some gamers might be turned off by Revolution 3's 3D arena and its lack of advanced move inputs, the amount of skill required to effectively time moves and anticipate oncoming attacks is impressive. Wii owners -- especially the Wii-owning Naruto fans -- will be happy to have this in their collection.
  2. Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is not a perfect game. It has plenty of issues when it comes to graphics and simplistic gameplay. However, it still manages to be a great fighter on the Wii. The online capabilities are what really boost this title past the competition. If you love Naruto or are looking for a decent fighter on the Wii, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 will probably be your best bet.
  3. Like any good fighting game, Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 thrives on multiplayer action. It stumbles in a few areas, and is certainly one of the more repetitive fighters released this year. But it's also a really good game that, when played with others, can be very addictive.