Hands on Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution’s four player mode

By Spencer . September 14, 2007 . 5:56pm

narutocon4pt.jpgWhen I swung by Tomy’s headquarters I tested out the four player mode and I’m glad to say it’s a huge improvement over Naruto Shippuden: Geiktou Ninja Taisen EX. Eighting fixed the issues with the choppy frame rate with tweaks like playing with the shadows. The graphical differences are barely noticeable, but the frame rate improvement is. The proof is in the pudding. Check out a comparison video past the break.

 


 

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Tenten is a real threat in four player fights. Just like in Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 she can double jump and rain projectiles on the other players. Like most of the other characters, Tenten has two specials. Tenten’s first attack has motion controls where you swing the nunchuck/remote downwards as Tenten spikes her scrolls into the ground. Her other special doesn’t have motion control, but it’s much more dangerous in free-for-all fights. Tenten jumps in the air and sprays projectiles on a large area and it’s possible to hit three players at once. She also has a backflip jump that throws her in the air and behind an enemy, which makes her hard to hit too.

 

Like Tenten, Shino is more of a ranged fighter. He can drop a moving mine of bugs that sucks away chakra and throw a triangular blast of parasitic insects in mid-air. The visuals for his insect throwing have been improved and it feels like his attack his been slightly widened in Clash of Ninja: Revolution. His jutsu attacks are identical. When you press the down button on the D-pad Shino punches his foe and corners his opponent with bugs like in his Chuunin exam fight. There are additional gestures for this jutsu. You replicate the punch and shake the remote when the bugs close in. His second super summons a spike of bugs to appear in front of his opponent from far away.

 

For the most part the characters play with the same moves as they did in Naruto: Geiktou Ninja Taisen 3 on the Gamecube except for Naruto. Eighting gave him the active shadow clone found in Naruto Shippuden: Geiktou Ninja Taisen EX when you press back+A instead of his sexy jutsu counter.  

 

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The stages also have changes from Naruto: Geiktou Ninja Taisen 3 to reflect the dual battlefield system introduced in Naruto: Shippuden: Geiktou Ninja Taisen EX. Eighting had to come up with new ring out animations and I think fans are going to like them. In the Kyuubi arena you fight on an all new stage, filled with pipes and a greenish tint. When you do the ring out move you knock the other player into the red chakra room where the kyuubi is sealed. When you ring out another player in the Chunnin exam arena one of the characters runs on the side of the wall and launches the other to the roof where the Third Hokage fought Orochimaru.

 

After a few months of work Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is shaping up nicely. Most importantly it's keeping the party-fighting game feel that was sort of lost due to the framerate in Naruto Shippuden: Geiktou Ninja Tasien EX. Now that you've seen a comparison video what do you think of  Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution?


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  • Uzumaki15

    Wow, after watching that, I can really see the differences in frame rate. It surprises me that I’ve enver noticed that before, after watching all the videos of EX, but it does move somewhat slower than the others.

    Glad they fixed the problem, heh, perhaps I’ll get this, whenever I can get a Wii…

  • http://www.projectmkart.net TheWon

    Nice video, but i’m just going to get EX2 this winter. No need to play a 2 year old game. When I already have GNT3, 4 and EX1.

  • ryne11

    Kyuubi Level!?!?!?!?

    I love you[/drunk nerd post]

  • Sasuke (I wish;))

    Yeah Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX was really bad….good thing Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 2 is coming out by the end of the year ^^

  • Jammy

    Anyone help me with playing the video? Normally i don’t have issues with playing videos posted on Siliconera but this one just shows a blank screen.

  • Jammy

    Wait, never mind. I got the video working and now having seen the video and for the first time ever, seeing 4 player in EX, i can see why people blam lag a lot. GNT 3 and 4 always lagged in 4 player when Kankuro was present but never this much. It doesn’t help that Kankuro has two puppets this time. But the thing is, what’s the lag like when Kankuro isn’t there? I bet it’s smooth then.
    Anyway, if 8ing managed to fix the lag issue for GNT 3, oops, i mean CON: Revolution for America then that should mean that GNT EX2 will be lag free.

  • Yakusoku20

    One question. Can I turn on the original japanese voices. That is all I care about, I can not stand the american voices. I already basically this game on the gamecube, no reason to buy it again for the wii controls.

  • TacoBeaver

    Yakusoku20, it is stupid not to buy the game only for the voices

  • SlackerDooD

    Actually Yaku, when a game voice’s are so godamn annoying (english naruto) that you can never have the volume turned on…..that’s a problem. Even IGN said that the english voices are borderline aggravating in the Ultimate Ninja Heroes review for PSP.

  • monkeypox

    yep, I’m with yaku and slacker on this one… the english voices are irritating enough to not buy the game. sound is half the experience, after all.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Yakusoku20 – there are only English voices in the game.

  • Yakusoku20

    Yeah that is what I was afraid of. I have 2-4 in the Genkitou series. So it’s the same game basically, just with wii controls and voices that make me want to stab my ears with long rusty nails. It’s just my opinion, but all games should have multi-languages. Especially the anime based games.

  • ryne11

    I doubt D3 has the budget(too cheap) to put voices in. I personally like the dub, but it is just the writing and script for the CoN games that kills me

  • http://james18.com james

    please put curse seal sasuke in naruto clash of ninja revolution

  • hoplo

    for some reason it hasnt come out were i live.its really dumb.ihope the second version has more characters.i like the wii version so yoyu get a litttle more exercise.

  • hoplo

    is their kyyubi naruto in the wii version?

  • goplo

    I dont have the game yet.for some reason they havent reseased it were i am.its really dumb.i hope that the second one will have mare characters. does it have kyyubi naruto?

  • Kiroki

    I can’t wait 4 Naruto clash of ninja revolution! it’s gonna be awsome being Tenten! I’m gonna use the game cube controler on revolution so i’ve been training a ton with neji on clash of ninja 2. Tenten rules!!!

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