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Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Based off Masashi Kishimoto's manga and anime Naruto, Ultimate Ninja is the first installment of the Ultimate Ninja series, known in Japan as the Narutimate Hero series. It is a fighting game with cel-shaded graphics resembling figures straight out of the manga. Ultimate Ninja contains twelve characters from the show, each with their own unique movesets and special attacks. In the overseas versions, two more bonus characters were added: Curse Mark Sasuke and Nine-Tailed Naruto. These were already playable in the Japanese version as a stronger mode for the regular characters, but split off into separate characters for the other versions. As such, the base characters cannot transform into these variations in the versions released outside of Japan.

The characters can fight in several locations seen in the show and comics, such as Hidden Leaf Village, the Chunin Exam arena, and the Forest of Death. There is a main story mode with six battles and dialogue between the characters.

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Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja PlayStation 2 Ninja selection...
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja PlayStation 2 Selecting the battle stage.
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja PlayStation 2 Mode screen.
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja PlayStation 2 Title screen with main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Naruto: Ultimate Ninja" -- UK title

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The Press Says

GameDaily Jun 29, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Jun 26, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jul 10, 2006 83 out of 100 83
UOL Jogos Jul 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Jul 17, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Jun 26, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
DarkZero Jul 12, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 28, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jul 10, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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VGHunter (17) added Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja (PlayStation 2) on Jan 03, 2009