This 3DS Game Is Like Dodgeball… With Hired Battle Android Ninjas

By Sato . June 15, 2013 . 1:30pm

Guess which game is getting a sequel? Namco Bandai’s Nintendo 3DS sales darling, Run for Money Tousouchuu, currently at nearly 500,000 copies sold in Japan.


Last year, Namco Bandai released a 3DS game based on the Japanese survival game show called Run for Money Tousouchuu, which sold tremendously well. Famitsu recently announced that Bandai Namco is working on a 3DS game based on the successor to the show, Battle for Money Sentouchuu.



For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Run For Money Tousouchuu features many Japanese celebrities in a simple game of hide-and-seek, except with a twist of elite CIA agent-looking elite “Hunters” who chase the runners. The main goal is to be the last one standing to win a great prize pool of money.


The successor to the show, Battle for Money Sentouchuu, has the celebrities going after each other instead, in a vicious game of free-for-all dodgeball. The rules are simple—each player starts out with a sum of money and a ball. When a player gets hit by a ball from an opponent, he/she is eliminated and must give them their remaining money.


Players can use the money to purchase more balls, shields, dodgeball launchers… and hire battle android ninjas. The last person standing wins all of the remaining money in the game.


Namco Bandai’s 3DS game based on the show, called Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas plays exactly like the game show, as your goal is to be the last one standing out of all the players in an intense game of dodgeball played on a huge map.


And of course it wouldn’t be the same without the android ninjas! Similar to the game show, you’ll get to hire the bodyguard ninjas, who’ll be dedicating their lives to protect you from the deadly dodgeballs, and taking out any enemy under your command.


Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas is currently in development for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Herok♞

    When can I give you my money?

  • Highasthesky

    We need a dodgeball anime, imagine how sick it would be :L

    • Chogokin

      We will always have Dodge Danpei.

      • PoweredByHentai

        Wow, someone else who also knows about this old shounen manga.

      • Highasthesky

        Sure, but imagine something more modern, with the way animation has evolved i would love to see a POT style dodge ball game. Featuring Kuroko of course, imagine Kuroko in a dodge ball game.

    • PoweredByHentai

      Hunter x Hunter Greed Island, dodgeball episodes.

      That and Dodge Danpei like what Chogokin said.

      • Solomon_Kano

        That Greed Island dodgeball match was intense. I mean, what was that, 6 episodes?

  • Demeanor

    I want a PS4 game based on this concept, it sounds wacky in an awsome way XD

  • coax

    Oh wow, I remember watching that show years ago. The first couple seasons were great, but some of the ones like defusing the bomb, basically a puzzle to figure out which wire to cut, were kinda boring. Too bad I don’t have a 3DS to play this.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    So now, it won’t JUST be running for money, it will actively be battling for it.

    Other games, beware! A badass is about to enter the video game market ring! Underestimate it at your own peril!

  • Brion Valkerion

    Was wondering why they did not do this one first before run for money. Seems like it would make a much better game to actually play. Guess its a marketing thing.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Bamco seems to be having fun on developing famous and popular reality shows game here.^_^

    As long as the game is marketed well together with the reality shows, i believe this game will be another evergreen title for Bamco for 3DS lol.^_^

  • Lumi

    The tv show is pretty fun, and it looks like a much better game to actually play

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