|Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution|
|Video game info|
|Series||Naruto: Clash of Ninja|
|Previous||Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2|
|Next||Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2|
|English||October 23, 2007|
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is the third North American instalment of the Clash of Ninja series.
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution covers the events of the second half of the Chūnin Exams to the end of the Search for Tsunade. This game uses the same gameplay engine as Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX, only with the pre-timeskip touches instead. The game utilises the Wii Remote and Nunchuk for basic attacks and for special attacks that require specific movements from both items. The classic controller and GameCube controller are also compatible with the game. Also from EX are the plane switches with stage jumping and the objects to take cover in. Players can also use the nunchuk to deflect ninja tools and other types of projectiles with proper timing. Also new are the original second special attacks characters have received since Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3.
Most of the content, such as screens and music come as a reprisal of Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3. Unlike the aforementioned instalment, this game contains Kisame, who was not a playable character in the Japanese series until Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4. Many other characters who appeared in Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3, the Japanese GameCube counterpart to Clash of Ninja Revolution, do not appear in the game, and some stages from Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX also appear in America for the first time. Also, this is the first non-Shippūden Clash of Ninja game to be exposed to the Wii's high graphics, something Japan has not yet received.
Another notable difference between this game and Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3 are the additions added since Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4, which is both the guard gauge system and the throw-button Chakra Cancel system. However, the roster in comparison to Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3, despite the addition of Kisame, is notably reduced.
- Naruto Uzumaki (can enter a Nine-Tails form)
- Sasuke Uchiha (can activate Sharingan)
- Sakura Haruno
- Kakashi Hatake (can activate Sharingan)
- Rock Lee (can activate Eight Gates)
- Neji Hyūga
- Might Guy (can activate Eight Gates)
- Ino Yamanaka
- Shikamaru Nara
- Hinata Hyūga
- Shino Aburame
- Itachi Uchiha
- Kisame Hoshigaki
- When Naruto performs from his Naruto Uzumaki Combo, he now finally unlike in the GameCube sub-series, performs the correct cross-hand seal for the Shadow Clone Technique throughout the animation (as opposed to using a tiger hand seal).
- When he recovers from his heel drop, he slides backward slightly upon landing instead of landing on his feet normally.
- Many of Kakashi's voice clips during fighting are different from the GameCube versions of the series, and have been changed.
- Since Kankurō losing chakra over Karasu being easily hit in the GameCube series was likely a flaw, Karasu has been made harder to flinch as of this instalment.
- In GameCube, if the player punches Gaara while he is doing his forward-strong attack, it will hit the player anyway. Since it was an odd thing for many players to see, this has been fixed in this game.
- When Gaara activates his Sand Binding Coffin/Sand Waterfall Funeral special, the monster hands that come out of the ground have smaller size and reach to the player much slower than in Clash of Ninja 2.
- When Gaara performs his up-strong attack, it no longer sends a grounded opponent into the air, but leaves them on the ground, leaving Gaara more vulnerable to attack.
- The sound effect when Orochimaru does a combo that requires him to strike with snakes has been changed due to its harsh tone in GameCube.
- The CPU's at Difficulty 4 in this entire series are noticeably easier to defeat than those of the GameCube series, which are smarter in battle.