Excerpt: As I said in my review for Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS , Christmas ’07 belongs to the little ninja that could. He has no less than three games bearing his name on shelves this shopping season, so needless to say, he’ll probably be fighting to become the Hokage in more than a few homes the morning of December 25.
Summary: Parents need to know that this cartoon fighter looks and feels similar to the popular TV series. The game doesn't show blood, gore, or intense violence, but it's a fighting game. Also, the "mild suggestive themes" warned by the ESRB come out of the clothing worn by the female fighters, which is short and tight.
Summary: Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is a North American Wii exclusive title, and will include characters that have never been featured in the Clash of Ninja game series. The game will follow the storyline of the TV series and will take advantage of the Wiimote in fast-paced ninja action for up to 4 players in 9 different gameplay modes.
Excerpt: Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is the next installment in the Naruto: Clash of Ninja series. The big disappointment here is that it is not a new game, it is merely a remake of the Gamecube’s cell-shaded 3D fighting game, Naruto: Clash of Ninja. The only change in the game is the fact that now the player uses a Wiimote and Nunchuck instead of a Gamecube controller (nut you can use the Gamecube controller if you don’t want to use the Wiimote and Nunchuck).
Excerpt: As our orange clad ninja would say, “Believe it!” Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution seems to be a button masher on the surface, but spend some real serious time with it and the game turns out not only to be a pretty fun fighter, but a game that offers quite a bit of extras to spice up the experience. If there’s one nice thing about the Naruto games, it’s that the developers seem fearless in trying out new methods and strategies in order to make the game play different.
Summary: Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is an anime-based fighting game with a backstory that's more interesting than the game itself. The game was released earlier this year in Japan as Naruto Shippūden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX, which featured the teenage versions of the Naruto characters, as seen in the Naruto Shippūden anime series currently running in Japan.
Pros: Easy to pick up, Plenty of recognizable Naruto characters, Loads of control options
Cons: Aggressively reuses old Clash of Ninja content, Most control options are kind of clunky, Gameplay options are lazy