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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.

Screenshots

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

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Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Screenshot
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Screenshot
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Screenshot
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Naruto: Ultimate Ninja" -- UK title

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Critic Reviews

Game Shark Aug 22, 2006 A- 91
GameDaily Jun 29, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Playstation Illustrated Jul 24, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Aug 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Jul 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamernode Jul 03, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
VicioJuegos.com Dec 27, 2007 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 17, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 28, 2007 7 out of 10 70
411mania.com Jul 16, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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VGHunter (25) added Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja (PlayStation 2) on Jan 03, 2009