Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2

By Spencer . October 10, 2006 . 1:40am

The first game in the Clash of Ninja series was the foundation for the series. You had a handful of characters, ten characters if you add the two alternates and a short story mode that went slightly past the Zabuza / Haku saga. Fun, but not long lasting. Naruto: Clash of Ninja was merely an introduction for Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2. What’s new in the game? Read on to find out and check below to see if you’re one of the lucky people to win one of our five Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 prize packs.

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The anime series in a place where a bunch of characters have been introduced and Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 adds in all of the fighters from the Chuunin exam. This is the first time in a North American Naruto game where you can play as Kiba, Ino, Guy and Kankuro. There are 23 characters in the game including some alternates like Nine Tails Naruto, but we’ll forgive that since Akamaru, Kiba’s dog is a playable character. Eighting has gone to great lengths to give each of the 23 fighters their traditional moves from the series. Remember when Kakashi pulled Sasuke into the ground with the headhunter jutsu? That’s in the game. Or when Kiba did his signature fang over fang technique against Naruto in the chunnin preliminary matches? You can do that too. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 gets high marks for fan service.

 

While you can do Neji’s 8 trigram palm rotation, use Hinata’s gentle fist and play with Kankuro’s puppet crow the fighting system for doing all of these moves is extremely basic. The b button is used for taijutsu (hand to hand combat) and the a button is for ninjutsu or ninja tools. Eighting has some creative control schemes for unique fighters like Kankuro and Kiba. For Kankuro, the a button controls his puppet while the b button is used to punch and kick. Kiba has his wild somersault combos mapped to the b button and he can call Akamaru to attack with the a button. For Lee, who has no ninjutsu attacks, the a button is for signature moves like the leaf hurricane. Gaara, who controls large mounds of sand has a unique style compared to the other fighters. He’s a slow tank, but his sand attacks cover a wide area to trap players into combos. While you could spend time to master combos and memorize special moves, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is just as easy to play if you don’t know anything about the game. The fighting system is so rudimentary that nearly anyone can button mash their way through a hard hitting combo. The major skill to learn in Clash of Ninja 2 is when to use the substitution jutsu. After dealing and taking damage the chakra gauge will fill up. When it is ¾ full you can do a substitution jutsu by tapping R or L to instantly evade an enemy attack and launch a counter offensive. If you’re low on chakra you can still reverse attacks with proper timing. By pressing back+A you move into a reversal stance (Naruto’s is the sexy jutsu and Neji’s is for the eight trigram palm rotation) where if you’re hit you launch a counter attack.

 

Even though Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 doesn’t have a lot of complexity it is still a whole lot of fun to play with four players. During four player fights you can set up teams, go for a three on one fight or have every ninja battling solo. Four player bouts have automatically set a linear path between you and a targeted opponent. If you want to wail on another ninja you can press the Z button to switch your target. Once you have your sights on your opponent you can throw kunai from a distance or jump into the action with taijutsu combos. Besides four player and versus combat Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 has a twenty plus episode story mode that begins with Naruto battling Iruka sensei all the way to episodes beyond the chuunin matches. Many classic fights are featured, mainly with Naruto, but you will get to do other major bouts like Lee versus Gaara and Hinata versus Neji. Once you beat the story mode you will be able to unlock additional story missions in the shop. Hidden in the game is a nifty mini game where Naruto can knock around shadow clones just like in the episode where Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are surrounded by ninja from the Mist village.

 

You’re going to need to master the shadow clone mini game and take on all of the modes in Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 to unlock all of the secrets in the Anko’s shop. New story missions cost about a thousand coins and new characters can run up five digit coin numbers. Naruto fans will want to unlock everything like the ninja info cards and bonus stages, which will extend the longevity of Naruto: Clash of Ninja quite a bit.

 

If you’re looking for a Naruto game to turn on and start fighting, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is a clear choice to get. Four player combat, twenty three characters and 3D fighting what else would a Naruto fan want?

 

Version Covered: North American

Release Date: 09.26.06

 

+ Pros: Tons of playable characters and four player battles make Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 a huge improvement over its predecessor.

 

- Cons: On the other hand she classic characters from Clash of Ninja have little to no improvements. Also hardcore fighting game players might find Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 on the simple side.

 

Overall: Fans will dig the story mode in Naruto and the four player fights. Plus there are plenty of unlockables to keep Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 in your Gamecube for months to come.

 

Stuck on Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2? We started a tip thread for the game. Read up on strategies and post your own!

And now for the winners of our Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 Contest…

 

DemonicMailMoogle

dks

ItachiForLife

jessica cordova

Steven

 

If you’re one of the winners please contact us at siliconera@gmail.com to verify your e-mail address and so we can mail your prize out.Thanks to everyone that entered and if you didn’t win this time stick around for our next contest!

 

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  • KageNaruto

    OK, you do know itachi copied the tip i gave? heres my tip:

    Forgot to add but one person said not to use specials, Very very not true. You just have to know how to use them. Never just click X and hope you hit (unless youre doing a wake-up special. This is when a character begins to get up after falling down, if youre a good timer, it’s easy to land wake-up specials). Specials should always be tied into other combos, the eaiest one being BBX. This ensures your opponent cant dodge the special. But make sure their chakra is below 75%, or else they will just substitute out of there.

    Some combos can inflict up to 70% damage that end with a special, so specials really are worth it when you know how to use them. Not to mention Neji’s special drains 75% of thier chakra

    itachiforlife said: Never click X and think you hit unless youre doing a wake-up special. This is when a character begins to get up after falling down, if youre a good timer, it’s easy to land wake-up specials. Specials should always be put into other combos, the eaiest one being BBX. This ensures your opponent cant dodge the special. But make sure their chakra is below 75%, or else they will just substitute out of there.

    NOW HOW THE HECK DOES COPYING WHAT SOMEBODY PUT MAKE YOU WIN!?

  • KageNaruto

    itachiforlife imean, not just itachi, the guy who used the username ItachiForlife

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  • jessica cordova

    how long does it take for the prize to come about to weeks right?

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    besides there are other contests so you might win in those.

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    cacawate-_-

    did you read my whole post or what? sides, i own the 4th game, in japanese, if i somehow won the 2nd game id give it away as a gift to a friend or something

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    This is the life. One of the character i will play is GAARA because he has powerful sand moves. I will never be touch or lose with gaara.

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  • http://internetexplorer anthony stephenson

    This game is the best. I wish i had the money. I am going to get a game cube on the 1st i will. NOT: gaara is a killer. HELP HELP GOT YOU. but is GREAT GAME. I saw 76 naruto episode’s.

  • ItachiForLife

    yea i thought of that i didnt even read it

  • Steven

    I didn’t get my prize pack yet. :(
    Any of the other winners get their prize yet?

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    The prizes were sent out last week so they should come any day now! Keep checking your mail boxes.

  • jessica cordova

    nope i have gotten my prize yet but it should come this week

  • jessica cordova

    i got my prize! but it not come with the game NARUTO CLASH OF THE NINJA 2? WHERE IS IT?

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    Jesus you people bitch so much about not getting your prize yet. Don’t you feel fortunate that you won something? I wish I won stuff….

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    this game will never be as good as Naruto: Uzamaki Choronicles

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  • ItachiTheOne

    Ok, Itachi can defintely be unlocked because i have also used him before on my friend’s game, and my friend has used him on a completely seperate gamecube. I know for a fact that it takes alot of effort to get deep enough in the game to get him though. i just don’t know how…

  • Jilles

    well, you dont HAVE to unlock him.
    You simply copy the game file from your friends memory card to your own memory card ;)
    Then you can play with itachi. On your friends profile that is.

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    will some tell how to get itachi??

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    or can i even get him on naruto clash of ninjas 2?

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  • kyuubinaruto

    did naruto clash of ninja 3 come out yet?

  • kyuubinaruto

    how do you get itachi naruto clash of ninja 2?

  • kyuubinaruto

    how do you get itach in clash of ninja 2

  • http://www.siliconera.com SoundFourNinja

    Is it true after doing many things in the game you can unlcok and play as the oboro clone?

  • http://www.siliconera.com SoundFourNinja

    if oboro was in the game this would be his ninjutsu movelist
    a-throw kunai
    a+^-a upper kunai slash
    a+v-creates a clone
    a+>-appears behind the opponent
    a+

  • http://www.siliconera.com SoundFourNinja

    shadwo mode would also be cool if you could use the genin teams or more.

    Why don’t they make it like that?

    who else think that would be very cool?
    and you could switch characters.

  • ShIkAmArU

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  • jerromy

    i goten att 23 chariters not shikuku gaara yet dont know how but itachi you get after playing all 30 in story mode an beaten them an if you get around #100 in playing thats when i got him i played alot of multy player. i dont know if there realy is 3rd hokage in it. i like to know if there is an how to get shikuku gaara.

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