The unfathomably popular Naruto has spawned a number of videogames, most of them surprisingly not-dreadful. Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 is hardly, umm, revolutionary but it is a good fun fighter and well worth a look if you are interested in the series or the beat 'em up genre.
Gamestation currently have it on sale for just £14.98, which is nearly a fiver off the next best price (£19.79 at Simply Games).
The storyline is original and completely separate from the anime, manga or any other games, so should draw the interest of Naruto fans. Unusually for a beat 'em up the story is actually rather deep and even makes some kind of sense(!) An evil member of the Ninja FBI, ANBU, decides to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village. And his master plan? Simply turn all the village's inhabitants against each other - mwuhahahah! A nice excuse for battles between those who would never normally pit themselves against each other.
The campaign mode is also a little more deep and interesting than your average fighter, with problem solving and battles that deviate from the one-on-one norm. The fighting engine is solid and easy to pick up but with plenty of interesting variety. However the game suffers from fairly washed out visuals and some very shoddy looking cut scenes. Thankfully the soundtrack fairs better with some decent voice acting and nice music. The AI has its dodgy moments which makes it overly easy to beat the computer at times.
I'm no Naruto fan but I do appreciate a good fighter so reckon the Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 may be worth a shot if your Wii library is feeling a tad bare.
Thanks to Emma for finding this!